by Patrick Hoffman on 02/21/12 at 11:14 AM ET
The NHL playoffs are low-scoring battles. There is a very good shot that if the Rangers stick with that they have they may be able to go deep in the playoffs. But, if the price is right, and they can add someone like Rick Nash (27-years-old), they have to make the move.
I am not so sure people around here are familiar with Nash and his work. As much hockey as I watch, I don’t find myself locked in on many Blue Jackets games. But I know one thing, there are very few power forwards like Nash out there.
He was drafted first overall in 2002 and immediately was thrown into the fire. Nash has scored 40 or more goals twice and 30-plus goals four times. Oh yeah — he is 6’4 and 215 lbs.
Nash could be the missing piece, and the physical goal scoring punch going into the playoffs. The one downfall? He is signed through 2018 with a salary cap hit of $7.8 million per season.
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