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12-23-2013, 07:02 PM
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Originally Posted by Pizza View Post
I read a lot of peoples comments about last year and what a beast Nash was then. The news is last year is gone and it ain't commin back.

Since Nash took that hit from Lucic he's not been the player he was. And the player he was is not what the Rangers needed. This team needed a truly elite player in terms of leadership and skill to help take us to the next level. Before his first concussion with the Rangers, Nash could make an impact with his skill alone. Now his seeming aversion to contact has greatly reduced any impact he can still bring.

So we wound up trading character, depth and a #1 pick for flash and excitement.

There was plenty to be concerned about before that deal went down and a number of us expressed our doubts about this player. As usual the majority of the fan base went for the hype. All you had to do was look at what the Jackets had done as a team with Nash wearing the C to give you a pretty solid take on what we were getting into.

Hopefully he can turn it around and make us doubters eat some crow. But I'm afraid it might be "Same old Rangers" for many and a bitter lesson for some of the younger folks in the fan base.

Let's see what he can do tonight against a pretty physical Leafs team. Should be a good indicator. If he's invisible again, the klaxons might really start blaring. If they have not already.
That's a bingo.

If he does get back to form it wont be until after the Olympic break, and that "form" is questionable to begin with in terms of what this team really needs.

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