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07-28-2012, 01:16 PM
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The Rick Nash Tribute Thread

Most of the significant contributors to the Columbus Blue Jackets have received a tribute/thank you thread on this forum. Now that we're getting removed from the big trade, I think it's appropriate to do so for the most significant player in team history (thus far).

Here's a thread for recollections, tributes, thanks and other such nicities. If you're still sore over the trade (and his role in it coming to pass), or if you've never been a fan of the big guy, this is not the thread for you - unless you can keep your comments in perspective and civil. (Comments not of this nature will be deleted and result in threadbans.)

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Nash will always be one of my favorite players

I remember watching him in the world juniors and hoping we could get the big strong power forward on our team. Along with watching most of his games I had the opportunity to meet him on a few occassions and he was a genuine, humble, soft spoken man.

I always hoped that Mgmt., would do whatever was necessary to bring in Brad Richards to centre him. Together they will do great for the Rangers (please always keep in mind this chemistry should have been on the CBJ, Richards was willing to come here).

The goal in Phoenix exemplifies Rick at his best, knowing the entire defensive gameplan was slanted to him & he had taken a bad penalty to allow the tying goal, he weaved through the defense on a great breakout pass & buried the puck

You no longer need to carry the load, you can just play, Good luck Nasher!!!

Oh & when you signed for 8 years with the CBJ shutting up Tronta fan.. priceless!

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07-28-2012, 02:38 PM
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He was the Columbus Bluejackets. People will say he dogged it, but when youre out of the playoffs by Dec/Jan in more years then not, I dont care who you are, a little bit of care leaves you when youre just playing the games out and know everyone is keyed on you. He showed what he was capable of doing when he had playmakers with him when he had guys like Whitney, Cassels and Vyborny. I dont blame Nash for wanting to leave, I would have wanted to leave also if I saw they were going to continue with Howson after the last few terrible years, showing that losing is acceptable.

The Rangers are the favorite to win the Cup IMO....they have an elite goaltender and have a complete elite 1st line with Nash-Richards-Gaborik. Im glad he gets a chance to win with a real NHL team, instead of playing for a farm league team

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Still remember the draft day where Jackets picked Nash. Was visiting my grandmother and i had to put on the tv and update the CNN text-tv now and then to find out the draft results. I was very happy when we picked him. He has been a steady goal scorer for us and you knew what you would get with Rick. Thanks for the good timeand good luck in Rangers Nash!!

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07-28-2012, 02:45 PM
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My favorite Nash moment was the look on his face in Chicago when he had just scored the tying goal that put the CBJ in the playoffs.

Truely priceless.

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I was there for his first NHL goal and all the senseless diving he tried to get away with afterwards. I've watched him grow into a mini-Bertuzzi, someone that only plays hard he wants to. I soured on Rick with his performance at Game 3 versus the Wings here in Nationwide. One would think that the captain of a team that's having their first ever home playoff game and he plays like he couldn't care less. I believe Huselius played the body more in that game. I offically wrote him off with his play leading up to the Olympics in 2010, disgraceful doesn't really cover.

This team has sucked out loud for 9/10s of it's existence and Nash been the face of the franchise for the majority of the time. Him leaving is a rebirth for me as a fan, things will only get better from here.

I hold no ill will toward the guy but he is by no means a superstar, aside from his salary.

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January 17, 2008 versus Phoenix.....just sick

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9wk_wuWmJRs

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My favorite Nash moment was the look on his face in Chicago when he had just scored the tying goal that put the CBJ in the playoffs.

Truely priceless.
Assisted by Malhotra and Chimera.

My favorite Nash memories are the goals vs the Red Wings (rick rolled), the fight with Vandemeer, and of course the PHO goal.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6V7uQ...feature=fvwrel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1IWSM1MMhlw

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I was there for his first NHL goal and all the senseless diving he tried to get away with afterwards. I've watched him grow into a mini-Bertuzzi, someone that only plays hard he wants to. I soured on Rick with his performance at Game 3 versus the Wings here in Nationwide. One would think that the captain of a team that's having their first ever home playoff game and he plays like he couldn't care less. I believe Huselius played the body more in that game. I offically wrote him off with his play leading up to the Olympics in 2010, disgraceful doesn't really cover.

This team has sucked out loud for 9/10s of it's existence and Nash been the face of the franchise for the majority of the time. Him leaving is a rebirth for me as a fan, things will only get better from here.

I hold no ill will toward the guy but he is by no means a superstar, aside from his salary.
So, I guess you missed DSL's advice with the original post?

I hope for success with Rick with the Rangers and that Dubinsky, Arnisimov and Erixon will be some of the pieces to our CBJ becoming a consistent, playoff contender.

Ultimate goal is to see Nash come back to the CBJ after his current contract is complete and be on the first Stanley Cup team in Columbus and retire a Blue Jacket.

Hey, a guy can dream...right?

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I was there for his first NHL goal and all the senseless diving he tried to get away with afterwards. I've watched him grow into a mini-Bertuzzi, someone that only plays hard he wants to. I soured on Rick with his performance at Game 3 versus the Wings here in Nationwide. One would think that the captain of a team that's having their first ever home playoff game and he plays like he couldn't care less. I believe Huselius played the body more in that game. I offically wrote him off with his play leading up to the Olympics in 2010, disgraceful doesn't really cover.

This team has sucked out loud for 9/10s of it's existence and Nash been the face of the franchise for the majority of the time. Him leaving is a rebirth for me as a fan, things will only get better from here.

I hold no ill will toward the guy but he is by no means a superstar, aside from his salary.
Well stated.

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I'll be rooting for the Rangers in the playoffs next season, that's for sure. Good luck, Rick

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I was there for his first NHL goal and all the senseless diving he tried to get away with afterwards. I've watched him grow into a mini-Bertuzzi, someone that only plays hard he wants to. I soured on Rick with his performance at Game 3 versus the Wings here in Nationwide. One would think that the captain of a team that's having their first ever home playoff game and he plays like he couldn't care less. I believe Huselius played the body more in that game. I offically wrote him off with his play leading up to the Olympics in 2010, disgraceful doesn't really cover.

This team has sucked out loud for 9/10s of it's existence and Nash been the face of the franchise for the majority of the time. Him leaving is a rebirth for me as a fan, things will only get better from here.

I hold no ill will toward the guy but he is by no means a superstar, aside from his salary.
Agreed! I wish this post had a "Like" button.

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I'll be rooting for the Rangers in the playoffs next season, that's for sure. Good luck, Rick
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My favorite Rick Nash moment is his first NHL goal. I'll never forget it, as he scored in his first NHL game, and I truly realized at that moment that he was a special player. The goal against Phoenix was certainly special, as was the "between the legs goal" against St. Louis.

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Cheers, Rick. I wish you nothing but the best in New York, and I will always be a huge fan of yours. A real gentleman, and an unbelievably talented player.

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I was there for his first NHL goal and all the senseless diving he tried to get away with afterwards. I've watched him grow into a mini-Bertuzzi, someone that only plays hard he wants to. I soured on Rick with his performance at Game 3 versus the Wings here in Nationwide. One would think that the captain of a team that's having their first ever home playoff game and he plays like he couldn't care less. I believe Huselius played the body more in that game. I offically wrote him off with his play leading up to the Olympics in 2010, disgraceful doesn't really cover.

This team has sucked out loud for 9/10s of it's existence and Nash been the face of the franchise for the majority of the time. Him leaving is a rebirth for me as a fan, things will only get better from here.

I hold no ill will toward the guy but he is by no means a superstar, aside from his salary.

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I was there for his first NHL goal and all the senseless diving he tried to get away with afterwards. I've watched him grow into a mini-Bertuzzi, someone that only plays hard he wants to. I soured on Rick with his performance at Game 3 versus the Wings here in Nationwide. One would think that the captain of a team that's having their first ever home playoff game and he plays like he couldn't care less. I believe Huselius played the body more in that game. I offically wrote him off with his play leading up to the Olympics in 2010, disgraceful doesn't really cover.

This team has sucked out loud for 9/10s of it's existence and Nash been the face of the franchise for the majority of the time. Him leaving is a rebirth for me as a fan, things will only get better from here.

I hold no ill will toward the guy but he is by no means a superstar, aside from his salary.

Well said.

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As a younger Jackets fan, Nash means a great amount to me, and is part of the reason I'm such a big hockey fan. Growing up this decade in Columbus, and not being much of an OSU fan, Nash was the only true sports star I ever had. I enjoyed growing up, and watching him mature as a player and man, and tried to model myself after him as both a player, and a person. He was truly a great role model for me, and I'm sure many other hockey kids growing up in Columbus as well, and I'll never forget that. He has always deserved better, and he finally got what he deserves. I hold no grudge against what he did, and will only continue to cheer for him, and I hope to god he proves the naysayers wrong and scores 50 for a couple of years. He did all he could for us, and its been a great ride. Thanks Rick. Go win a cup! You deserve it!

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As a younger Jackets fan, Nash means a great amount to me, and is part of the reason I'm such a big hockey fan. Growing up this decade in Columbus, and not being much of an OSU fan, Nash was the only true sports star I ever had. I enjoyed growing up, and watching him mature as a player and man, and tried to model myself after him as both a player, and a person. He was truly a great role model for me, and I'm sure many other hockey kids growing up in Columbus as well, and I'll never forget that. He has always deserved better, and he finally got what he deserves. I hold no grudge against what he did, and will only continue to cheer for him, and I hope to god he proves the naysayers wrong and scores 50 for a couple of years. He did all he could for us, and its been a great ride. Thanks Rick. Go win a cup! You deserve it!
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I'll pay tribute to the fact that the Nash drama is over. He was a very good player (when he wanted to be) on some very bad teams and that's about it in terms of how I'll remember his days here in Columbus. As the so-called franchise player, he never really led the Jackets to anything positive; the only time they made the playoffs during his time here can be attributed to the play of Mason as much as anyone else, so I'm not really shedding any tears about him leaving.

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The Rangers are great organization and I hope Rick excels there, good luck dude...

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Rick Nash has been the most talented player to ever wear the Union Blue. An All-Star and Olympian. I will miss him and will always root for him unless he is playing the CBJ.

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I want him to thrive and be happy. I wish no ill will on him. I loved him while he was here and he will always be one of my all-time favorite Jackets.

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Nash was the most talented player to ever play for the Jackets. By a million miles. Also a humble, soft spoken star. Over the top offensive skill. He will thrive with a real NHL team, not the farm club he's played with.

Go ahead, big boy...............win multiple Cups!!


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Good luck, Rick!
To in total you good on a new place.Thanks for everything.

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The thing i appreciated the most about Nash was his public personae: humble, soft spoken, fan-friendly.

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