Originally written on TopSportsReport  |  Last updated 1/31/15
#484085395 / gettyimages.com When I heard that the New York Rangers had traded Brandon Dubinsky, Artem Anisimov, and Tim Erixon, for Rick Nash, I was sad. We had just came off a year of going to the Eastern Conference Final, and it felt like we were shipping the whole team off. I never liked the trade from the beginning. I remember distinctly telling my father,”It wont be this season that the Rangers make the playoffs, but the Finals will be coming.” I was wrong about us not making the playoffs, but we weren’t the best team at all. I didn’t understand it, we had Nash (Who apparently can do great in the regular season but when we need him most he can’t get a goal for his life in the playoffs), Richards, Stepan,  Brassard, Zuccs, and other guys to name, but we still lost in the second round of the playoffs. So what is Nash’s problem? Does the pressure of “1994″ ride on his back? From his performance in the playoffs, I don’t know about this guy. He is supposed to be a scoring power house, yet he only had 10 points in 25 playoff games this season, 3 of which were goals. In 12-13, Nash only had 5 points in 12 playoff games, only one was a goal. I’m not the only one who has seen Nash skate, correct? I think we have all seen him do crazy things with that puck; the game against Boston in 12-13, Nash came down on Rask and pulled a move that with a swift move of a stick, Rask was caught out of position. Goal scored Rangers have a chance to win the shootout. I think Nash’s problem is he was used to doing everything in Columbus, and now that he’s in New York, he has people who are open and people who will get the puck on net. He just can’t seem to get out of a playoff funk, and the sad thing is, if he had buried that goal in game 5 where Quick was out of the net, it could have been a totally different series. No, I am not blaming Nash for us losing the Cup, but I’m definitely also not praising him. I give Nash one more year with the NYR, if he steps up to take control of the offense, I think he’ll be great in the regular season AND playoffs, but his time is running low. Only  so many years you can play in the NHL, you gotta use all of it to your advantage.
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