John Tortorella has said that while he hasn’t gotten a chance to know Rick Nash, he is confident that Nash will fit in with the Rangers because of how he goes about his business.
At the Rangers Dog Walk, via Bryan Finkel, Tortorella was asked a question about Nash and spoke about how excited he is to have him.
“[Nash is] here; I saw him. I’ve talked to him once, I don’t know who the hell he is, but I’ve heard such great things about him! I’ve seen him play from afar… I’ve talked to a few players that know him, and he’s going to fit in… We have him at a great time in his career… I think the next step for him is to get us there and become that impact player that I believe he will be for us.”
In the The Hockey News, they write “Will Rick Nash thrive or dive under coach John Tortorella? Those betting on the latter are forgetting Nash enjoying playing for hard-knocks bench boss Ken Hitchcock in Columbus. With Brad Richards, Marian Gaborik and Ryan Callahan, Nash has the supporting cast to star on Broadway.”
Tortorella said today, via Steve Zipay, that Nash will fit in easily. He called him a “low maintenance player.”