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Rick Nash is a goal scorer. A very, very good goal scorer. Over the last seven years (2007-2014) he has the third highest G/60 rate during 5 on 5; only Alex Ovechkin and Alex Semin are better. In that time period, he has 135 goals during 5 on 5, which is good for 5th overall. Rick Nash is very good at scoring goals. Yet, Rick Nash is proving that scoring goals is really hard; even when you’re good at it. Jared Sexton did an excellent job analyzing Nash’s struggles in the playoffs this year (read it). The key points are as follows: Nash has been incredibly unlucky to have 52 shots on goal and have zero go in the net (duh); If Nash scored 4 goals, which would tie him for the team lead, it will still be less than half of his career 12.4% shooting percentage. If Nash scored at his career shooting percentage, he would have 7 goals in the playoffs and Rangers fans would be naming their first borns “Rick” regardless of the sex. Jared did a really good job dissproving the notion t...
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