Columbus Blue Jackets: Why Rick Nash Doesn’t Draw More Penalties

January 11th, 2011 by Ed Cmar Leave a reply »
After Columbus Blue Jackets captain Rick Nash was once again mauled, held, and received several opponent’s high-sticks towards the end of a game against the Los Angeles Kings, his head coach, Scott Arniel, could no longer sit idly by.

Here are some of Arniel’s post-game comments:

“I’m getting so frustrated. I know I’m a young guy, and a young coach in this league. But to watch Rick Nash, what he has to take night in, night out … I watch other star players and the treatment they get, the calls that they get.”

“Nash gets tackled going to the net. He gets a stick across the face. No call. I don’t get it. We try to be … I’ve worked with this team about not yelling at referees, not making them part of the focus. But maybe we have to do a little more crying and complaining. The stuff Rick takes for the superstar that he is … it really (ticks) me off.”

“A situation like that, there should have been a call.  There wasn’t a call. And it makes everybody a little bit frustrated.”

Arniel was then asked if the non-calls were based mo ...

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