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Rick Nash Is Prepared For The New Season

from Brett Cyrgalis of the New York Post,

There used to be a guy named Rick Nash who came to the Rangers with huge expectations, and who was shy, soft-spoken and gave canned answers.

At some point last spring, that Rick Nash was officially put out to pasture, and the man who took over is still a bit shy, but far more open with his emotions, with his self-criticism and utterly transparent about what he’s trying to accomplish.

“It’s the way sports works, you have to be honest with yourself, be honest with the media and with your fans,” Nash told The Post after practice on Friday as the team prepares for a preseason game against the Devils in Newark on Saturday. “I think that’s all you can do and everything else kind of takes care of itself.”

The “everything else” that Nash referred to is, in part, getting the Rangers over the hump and winning their first Stanley Cup since 1994. For the 31-year-old Nash, his 12 seasons in the league have produced an ample amount of individual accolades, and now his face pressed up against that shiny silver chalice is all he cares about.

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