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Rick Nash Is Playing For A Contract

from Dan Rosen of NHL.com,

"I don't have a contract for next season," the New York Rangers forward said Monday, "so that's what I'm playing for."

Nash has never gone into an NHL season without the security of being signed for the next one. He has never been an unrestricted free agent. He might be July 1 because he is going into the last season on the eight-year, $62.4 million contract he signed with the Columbus Blue Jackets on July 3, 2009, when he had one year remaining on a five-year contract.

Nash is 33 years old and fully expects he'll have to take a pay cut after this season because that's just how it works in the NHL now for players in their mid-30s who need a new contract.

The way he sees it, the size of the cut, how big or small, is on him and how he plays this season.

"The ball is in my court," Nash said. "It's no secret, it's a huge season for me personally."

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Nash is 33, you say?

I wonder which line Blashill will have him play on.

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 09/19/17 at 04:07 PM ET

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I wonder which line Blashill will have him play on.

He will have to start on the 4th until he learns the defense first and who cares about offense Blashill system.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 09/19/17 at 05:53 PM ET

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