Found January 14, 2013 on
Fox Sports Ohio:
As Columbus Blue Jackets training camp commenced Sunday at the Ice Haus in front of more than 1,000 cheering fans, there was chatter all around. Chatter about the new faces of the club, the speed of the practice, how the goaltending looks, how good it was to be back and of course, analysis of just who among the 25 might step up to be captain now that Rick Nash, traded last summer, is off with the New York Rangers.
Oh, and dont forget those 30 goals he tossed in last season.
Rick Nash played 25 minutes a night. So theres 25 minutes of ice time for somebody, or a couple guys. The ice has to be distributed somewhere, said Head Coach Todd Richards of the opportunity that now exists for some ambitious Blue Jacket to snag up during this abbreviated season.
The 113-day NHL lockout ended last week. The club will play 48 games in 99 days, starting Saturday in Nashville.
Theres a role (Nash) had on the team being captain. So there are leadership responsibilities that are out there, too, said ...
BEST OF MAXIM
Speaking of Nash, Craig Custance at ESPN.com says his aquisition makes the Rangers Cup favorites.
Here's Doc Emerick discussing what Nash brings to the Rangers...
"It’s going to make them so much more exciting to watch. This was a team that was 11th in offense, and they are going to be so much better. You can add 30-35 goals to his overall production. And think...
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....
So much has changed with the Columbus NHL franchise that maybe they should be called the New Jackets.
The Blue Jackets are no longer Rick Nash - and a bunch of other guys.
After almost a decade of being known as ''Nash's team,'' the Blue Jackets, who open their 12th season on Saturday night in Nashville, will feature several players acquired from New York in...
Andrew Gross at the Bergen Record reports that today's third day of training camp looked more like the John Tortorella training camps of old as the session ended with a hard, conditioning skate.
...good to see Torts keeping these guys on their toes. With Torts winging training camp, these guys are always going to be on alert for a set of Herbies to pop-up out of nowhere....
Bergen Record - Rangers' Rick Nash is in a N.Y. state of mind
Bergen Record - Rangers notes: Chris Kreider not guaranteed a roster spot
New York Post - Rangers’ wing looks to build on playoff roll
Daily News - Kreider far from a lock for Rangers' roster
Daily News - Rangers Insider: Healthy Staal sets lofty goals
Newsday - Rick Nash prepared for high...
According to Andrew Gross, the Rangers opened camp with a condensed roster. Here’s what has been reported.
Brad Richards, Rick Nash, Marian Gaborik, Ryan Callahan, Derek Stepan, Carl Hagelin, Brian Boyle, Taylor Pyatt, Chris Kreider, Jeff Halpern, Mike Rupp, Arron Asham
Marc Staal, Ryan McDonagh, Anton Stralman, Dan Girardi, Michael Del Zotto, Steve Eminger...
A depth forward could be on the radar for the Rangers.
Looking over the Rangers training camp roster, one thing that really stands out is the lack of depth, particularly on offense. Right now, the following has been reported as Torts’ early line combos.
Carl Hagelin – Brad Richards – Rick Nash
Marian Gaborik – Derek Stepan – Ryan Callahan
from Rory Boylen of The Hockey News,
If you can’t wait to see Dallas Star Jaromir Jagr, Carolina Hurricane Jordan Staal, New York Ranger Rick Nash, or Minnesota Wild Zach Parise and Ryan Suter, you’re not alone.
If you stand in eager anticipation for the return of NHL hockey on Saturday, whether you plan on sitting through a day’s worth of games or simply nestle in...