In the Columbus Dispatch, Aaron Portzline speaks with some former players and current analysts about the kind of player that some team will get in Rick Nash.
Former Ranger Eddie Olcyzk says, “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.”
Ray Ferraro, another former Ranger said of Nash, “This is a guy who dominated games, who put on a show. And I think he’s settled into a comfort zone, now that he knows that still wasn’t good enough to win.”
In terms of tiers, former Islanders captain Michael Peca said that Nash was in a tier just below players like Claude Giroux and Corey Perry.