Read: Brad Richards and Rick Nash Feel More Comfortable Together

Rick NashRick Nash said that last year, following the lockout, he and Richards tried to force success and it didn’t work. Now, Nash says that things have started to come much more naturally to him and Richards and things are just happening on the ice.

Richards said that there is a much different feel this time around when he plays with Nash.

In speaking with the NY Post, Richards took a lot of the blame for their struggles last year, saying that he himself was struggling and that he tried to force the puck to Nash which is “completely counter productive.”