Columbus Blue Jackets star Rick Nash got a taste of the New York media crush during a rare visit to Madison Square Garden.
Whether it's a sign of things to come remains to be seen, but that question will likely be answered within the next week.
Nash is the biggest name in the NHL rumor mill heading toward the Feb. 27 trade deadline. The rugged forward has some say in whether he will leave Columbus -- the only NHL team for which he has played -- and he is definitely on the New York Rangers' radar.
The 27-year-old Nash held a brief news conference Sunday night about two hours before the Blue Jackets faced the Rangers, but didn't shed much light on whether he would prefer to leave Columbus, or if New York would be a good landing spot if he is sent packing.
''I'm fine,'' Nash said when asked if he was comfortable with the sudden media attention. ''I played the Olympics a couple of times for Canada, so this is really nothing compared to that. It's fun. In Columbus, we've got great me...