Read: Looking For Rick Nash To Jump To Another Level

Back in early July, it was written that “The sense among NHL executives is that Nash will return to his dominating ways when he gets traded, that the weight of the franchise had taken a toll on him.”

John Tortorella told Blueshirts United that he has similar thoughts about Nash breaking out “In Nash you are bringing in one of the top power forwards in the National Hockey League. We’re very excited to have picked up a player that we think is just going to bust out and get to the next level of his career coming to the Rangers.”

Eddie Olcyzk said of Nash “Teams should be licking their chops to get this guy in their lineup. He has a chance to be a top-three goal-scorer in the league. Somebody is going to hit a grand slam with this guy.”

John Kreiser at NHL.com writes “To say Nash will have big expectations on his shoulders would be putting it mildly.”

Nearly 70% of readers think Nash will score between 30 and 40 goals.