Rick Nash Trade: Star-Power Winger Always Wanted to End Up with New York Rangers

August 3rd, 2012 by Tom Urtz Jr Leave a reply »
The dust has settled, and it is finally starting to set in for most New York Rangers fans that Rick Nash is a Ranger.

It goes without saying that Nash joins a long list of star players that has been brought in by the Rangers to give the team a boost, but what makes Nash different is his humility, his desire to be a Ranger and his deep understand of the youth movement Glen Sather and Gordie Clark have been cultivating.

Rick Nash met with the media after the trade went down last week, and there were some interesting quotes that should make fans happy.

When asked about the process of getting here, Nash told the media:

It’s been a real long five months, but I stayed patient, and it turned out the way I wanted it to[...] I didn’t want them to blow up the nucleus of the team and the players that are going to make them good[...] That’s the reason why I wanted to come.

That statement by Nash is key because he realizes that he wouldn't be as effective with the Rangers if he forced Glen Sather to blow up his system just to acquire him.

This is similar to how Brad Richards wouldn't allow the Rangers to blow up ...

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