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A New Year For Rick Nash

from Larry Brooks of the New York Post,

He is the sixth senior member of the team in terms of continuous service, but Rick Nash will tell you that he wasn’t so sure he would make it back to New York for his fifth season as a Ranger.

“No doubt there was concern,” Nash told The Post after his breakaway goal at 4:45 of the second period opened the scoring to key a 6-1 rout of the Lightning at the Garden on Sunday. “I love the Rangers, my wife and I love New York, and there’s no place else that I want to play, but I understand the business side of it.

“And I know that if you’re an expensive player, you have to perform. If you don’t, you could be moved. I knew that. And I appreciate the fact that they didn’t trade me and had the confidence to bring me back.”

The cap hit is $7.8 million. Playoff disappointments aside, Nash was the club’s best forward his first years after coming to Broadway from Columbus in the July 2012 blockbuster deal, getting 42 goals in the Presidents’ Trophy-winning 2014-15 season.

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