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05-28-2013, 06:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Punxrocknyc19 View Post
Nash has the body to be physical but doesn't use it on a consistent basis.... since he was not scoring in the playoffs, why not lay a big hit, or find other ways to contribute.. hitting is still in the game... i hate players with size that dont use it on a regular basis... Nash also seems to lack intensity, grit and emotion for the playoffs.. teams dont win with players like that...
Yep.

But, like another poster said, he isn't fit to be "the guy." He's a terrific complimentary piece on the top line, but there needs to be a big name with him that absorbs the focus.

He has a hard time being consistent. He'll have a few games where he uses his size and strength and is dominant on the ice, almost scoring goals at will. Then he'll disappear for half a dozen games.

He's always been one of those guys who will leave you wanting more. With his physical gifts and hands, he should be a 95+ point guy, but for whatever reason, he just never gets there. If he had the gotta win at all costs attitude of a Crosby, Nash would be the most fearsome player in the league.

All that said, he is a very good player. Most teams in the league would love to have him. He's just frustrating to watch when you think of what he could be.

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