The New York Rangers’ Top 5 MVPs of the 2014-15 Season

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Feb 10, 2015; Toronto, Ontario, CAN; New York Rangers left wing Rick Nash (61) shoots against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Air Canada Centre. Mandatory Credit: Tom Szczerbowski-USA TODAY Sports

2) Rick Nash

Many people were rioting at the end of last season for Rick Nash to be traded, which was semi-understandable, but luckily Sather stuck with him, and it’s paid off big time. He’s racked up a career-high 42 goals, and added 27 helpers for a combined 69 points in 79 games this year. He’s the first man out on the offensive, but if the puck gets turned over, he turns on the jets and becomes the first player back to defend, something the Rangers haven’t seen from him in prior years. Rick Nash has 42 goals this year, and only 6 have come on the powerplay. He’s netted 4 shorthanded goals, and 8 of his 42 tallies have been game winners. The only thing he still has to prove is his capabilities in the postseason, which have been lackluster, especially last year, when he scored just 3 goals in 25 games. But nevertheless, if Rick Nash can silence the naysayers and be a dominant force in the playoffs like he was during the regular season, the Rangers would definitely be a team not many would like to go up against.

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