Found November 17, 2011 on Kukla's Korner:
from Dan Rosen of NHL.com, He is the face of a struggling franchise that has become the butt of several poor-taste yet arguably just jokes. He is the captain and the guy that is in the second of an eight-year contract that pays him $62.4 million. He is the leader of a franchise that has never won a playoff game and has gone 3-13-1 to start the season. “When you win, everyone looks at leadership and thinks they have great leadership,” Nash said. “When you lose, leadership always gets questioned. I understand that’s what comes along with being a captain. This is definitely the toughest times I’ve faced being a captain.” What’s making this season so much more frustrating for Nash is he hasn’t been part of the solution. He has just four goals, 12 points and a paltry minus-12 rating, which ties him for 693rd place in the NHL this season. Only Eric Staal’s minus-17 is worse. “The weight of the world is on his shoulders,” Blue Jackets GM Scott Howson said. “Particularly with the moves we m
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