Rick Nash: Is the New York Rangers’ Prized Addition a Bit Overrated?

September 24th, 2012 by Nick Krapf Leave a reply »
This past summer the New York Rangers acquired winger Rick Nash for Artem Anismov, Brandon Dubinsky, Tim Erixon and a 2013 first round draft pick. 

After months of rumors between the Columbus Blue Jackets and New York Rangers the deal was finally done and Ranger fans were thrilled.

The acquisition of Nash, who has 289 goals in nine seasons with the Blue Jackets made many fans and experts believe the Rangers would be a favorite to win the Stanley Cup for the 2012-13 season.

To some, Nash is considered an elite player. Clearly to the New York Rangers, he is an elite player. The team hopes that Nash is someone who could help improve the scoring woes the team had last year, which ultimately helped escort them out of the Stanley Cup playoffs. However, is Rick Nash a bit overrated?

Lets analyze.

As stated earlier, Rick Nash had 289 goals in nine seasons with the Blue Jackets. During that time he had seven seasons of 30-plus goals including two seasons of 40-plus goals. Not only can he light the lamp, but he can also distribute the puck. During the nine year span Nash had 30-plus assist in five seasons.

Nash has also r ...

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