Rick Nash Needs To Go


New York Rangers’ “star” forward, Rick Nash, needs to go. I don’t know about you but I’ve frankly had enough of his underachieving, lackluster postseasons.

That is it.  I have had it with Rick Nash.

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When the New York Rangers acquired Rick Nash three offseasons ago, the thought was that he would lead the team in scoring in the regular season and then raise his level of play in the postseason, score more, and be the missing piece to help put the Rangers over the top and win the Stanley Cup.  That fantasy has not become a reality, and in all honesty, it will never become anything more than a happy thought.

Nash may have scored 42 goals for the Rangers in the regular season but so far this postseason he has a whopping 1 goal and 5 assists in 9 games.  In Nash’s postseason career, which spans a now even 50 games played, he has a total of 6 goals and 18 assists.

Do you want to know just how bad that is?

Dan Carcillo, former Ranger enforcer and agitator, who is not even paid to score goals, has 7 goals in 45 career postseason games played.

Many will argue that Nash plays good defense and does all of the “little things” right in the playoffs but I find that argument to just be an excuse.  Nash is not paid $7.8 million per season to not score in the playoffs and instead just do all of the little things correctly.  Dominic Moore does all of the little things too but he is the Rangers’ 4th line center and makes $1.5 million per year.

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With the Rangers now down 3-1 in their 2nd round series vs. the Washington Capitals, chances are the Rangers’ season will not last much longer.  So in the offseason, Rangers’ GM Glen Sather has to start looking around for a team to dump Nash on.  The
Edmonton Oilers are a team that comes to mind since they are looking to shake things up and are willing to deal away with some of their young talent.

But whether it is for youth, a proven “elite” scorer, or draft picks, Rick Nash should not be back with this team after another postseason failure, his 3rd straight with the Rangers and 4th career postseason failure, with the other being while he was a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets.

I am sorry if I am sounding harsh but enough is enough, and I’ve had enough of Rick Nash as a New York Ranger.

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