Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/21/13 at 07:50 AM ET
from Eric Duhatschek of the Globe and Mail,
As much as the move was talked about, extensively rumoured, and considered a formality for about six months, Rick Nash didn’t know much about New York City, in all of its oddball glory, until he was actually traded there and started living in the Big Apple.
Laymen view it as part Woody Allen movie and part Lou Reed song. The reality is something far different – less rather than more, and quieter than you think.
“You’re not in the tourist areas – which I didn’t know,” Nash explained, during a visit at Rangers training camp in the Rocky Mountains. “Before I went there, I thought I was going to live in Times Square – and walk out the door and there are millions of people there. It’s totally the opposite. It’s a lot more chill. You’re in the different areas that feel like neighbourhoods, but still you get the amazing restaurants, the shows, whatever it might be.
“It has to be, easily, the greatest city in the world. There’s always something to do, always something going on, so much life, so much energy. I really do love it there.”
New York embraced Nash, too – although it was a complicated transition, given Nash arrived in town for NHL training camp and soon realized a lockout was on again.
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