Found January 13, 2013 on NY Rangers Blog:
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Rick Nash's former centerman in Columbus Andrew Cassels talks to Craig Custance of ESPN.com about what kind of player the Rangers prized offseason acquisition is... "I think when he's in clutch games or big games or tight games, that's when he plays at his best." ...if you can be clutch in New York, you'll be a superstar. Just ask Brad Richards. He didn't have the greatest statistical year in his first season on Broadway, but man did he come through when it counted and the city embraced him for it. Cassels adds this about how Nash makes others around him better... "Defenders have to cheat to him, which opens up other options. If you can get him the puck by going to the net hard, there are going to be rebounds. He creates so much offense just by driving to the net." ...a player driving to the net with the puck? I forgot what that looked like. ...last year, Richards had a tough time meshing with Gaborik because their game...
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