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What to expect from Rick Nash, from a New York perspective

Our friends at Blueshirt Banter share some insight on the new Bruin.

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Rick Nash is here! Now what?

He looked pretty good in his first game last night, but what should we expect going forward?

Is he washed up, or does he just need a boost?

Joe Fortunato, managing editor of, has watched Nash play for the past few years and offered his insight on what we should expect:

"I think a lot of people will look at Nash’s stats and assume he’s washed up. He’s not. Nash is the unluckiest scorer in the NHL — and I’m not exaggerating that. He’s an animal in all three zones, is remarkably responsible in his own zone, and puts out fires before they come close to becoming problems in the neutral zone."

"On offense, he’s a brick house, capable of powering his way to the front of the net and scoring. Nash, ironically, doesn’t have a good shot. He’s not a sniper. He does, however, have unbelievable hands in close. His ability to work in tight spaces is his calling card, and he can dish the puck with the best of them."

"He’s not the quickest guy in the world, but he can still take games over. His playoff non performances are overblown."