Read: It’s Time For Rick Nash To Shine

NashIn the Washington Times, Stephen Whyno spoke with Martin Erat who said that the playoffs are what Rick Nash wanted when he left Columbus and now that he has an opportunity to play “it’s his time to shine.”

Erat, who played against Nash when he was in Nashville, “he can make room for himself, and he’s always dangerous. You’ve got to be able to keep an eye on him every time he’s on the ice.”

Nash was asked at practice yesterday and said that while he doesn’t have playoff experience, he knows that he needs to step up. “There are no other options, it’s the way it has to go.”

He added that playing for Team Canada in the Olympics and World Championships has put him on a pressurized stage before

Nash’s former teammate told the Washington Times Jason Chimera thinks that Nash’s style will translate really well to playoff hockey.

In the Daily News, Nash said that he enjoys pressure and thinks it will bring out the best in him.

 Nash has said that he is ready for the challenge.