Yesterday was a heartbreaking loss in so many ways for the New York Rangers. The team has had its share of struggles this season, especially since the Olympic break. Last night’s game against the San Jose Sharks was nothing short of exciting. Both teams had their chances and the Rangers really played a very strong game. The only problem was finishing. All that being said, here’s the question for today’s poll: Has Rick Nash earned his paycheck?
On paper the Rangers have two main sources of offense, Rick Nash and Martin St. Louis. I’m going to leave St. Louis alone for the moment because he’s only worn Rangers blue seven times in his career and has contributed two game-winning assists in that time span. However, Nash is supposed to be the Rangers’ number one source of offense. He’s supposed to always score the big goals and at 7.8 million dollars annually that’s exactly what I would expect. His supporters will say that Nash is “consistent” because he scores 20 goals every season, but is he? He has two goals in 15 games and has games where it seems as though sometimes he didn’t even get off the plane and onto the ice. The excuse for last season was that he was joining a new team and didn’t have a training camp, so what’s this season’s excuse? He hasn’t produced as expected and is unpredictable, you never know when he’s going to have a good game or a bad one and it’s only worsened with his concussion.
So Ranger fans, what do you think? Is Rick Nash worth is paycheck? Vote in the poll below!