I like the guy. You can never say the guy didn't have enough heart for the game. I remember getting seats next to the runway and he was the only guy that would actually high-five the fans. Looked excited to be out there (and considering his skill set...I can see why). I don't think there is a spot for players like that any more but there was back then.
Nearly every time, somebody with a Nash jersey on is a meathead or a middle-aged woman who shouts annoying crap all game long. Nash doesn't register on the true hatred meter the way thugs like Marchment and Torres do, but the guy can be called a hockey player only due to technicality.