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"This is what I dreamed of. This is what I think NHL hockey is -- playing in an Original Six market, playing in a sold-out building every night. Growing up in Toronto, this is what hockey feels like."

-Rick Nash of the New York Rangers.  Nash appeared on ESPN radio in New York today and you can read more from Nash by Kieran Darcy of ESPNNewYork.

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bezukov's avatar

Damn Rick.  Kick em while they’re down why don’t you?

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 01/16/13 at 08:45 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

Ouch- Columbus is going to feel that!

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 01/16/13 at 11:20 PM ET

Red Winger's avatar

He could have bragged up the NY hockey scene without dragging down the Columbus scene. Pretty classless.

The more I get to ‘know’ Nash, the least I like about him.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 01/17/13 at 08:46 AM ET

Nathan's avatar

Man, that passive aggression is harsh… I think it’d be better if he’d just come out and say, “Yeah, I hated playing in Columbus.”

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 01/17/13 at 09:05 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

In fairness, being in Columbus for so long sounds like a prison sentence. I’ve been in that building on Saturday nights where Canadiens fans who took busses to Columbus outnumbered Blue Hacket fans. Being in Ohio and hearing French more often than English? That was Rick Nash’s day to day. Columbus draws less than Cleveland’s AHL franchise fairly regularly, and tend to only sell out when a hot visiting team comes to town. Buffalo, Pittsburgh, Detroit and even sometimes Montreal or Nashville can call their games in Cbus as quasi-home games.

He has to feel like Dorothy in Oz right now, but Dorothy didn’t crap on Kansas when she finally escaped.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 01/17/13 at 10:51 AM ET


In fairness, being in Columbus for so long sounds like a prison sentence.

Awww, poor guy, it must have been hell for him, and it totally explains why, after being in prison from 2002 on, he decided voluntarily to extend his term in 2010.

I feel so sorry for him and the plight he had to endure.

It’ll be nice for him now that he can flounder and fail in front of a packed out.

Posted by Garth on 01/17/13 at 11:04 AM ET

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