Read: Wayne Gretzky Thinks Rick Nash Is Great

Rick NashAt NHL.com, Dan Rosen spoke with Wayne Gretzky about the Rangers and while saying that the team has “everything” and a great goalie in Henrik Lundqvist, Gretzky couldn’t help but praise Rick Nash.

Gretzky said, “let me tell you, this Rick Nash, he’s a really good player. When you have a hard-working team like the Rangers, with guys like Callahan, and you bring in the most talented guy and he works as hard as those guys it goes through your room like it’s infectious. That’s one thing Nash does, he’s a good player and he works his rear end off every day.”

Gretzky chose Nash to play in the 2006 Olympics and acted as an adviser to Steve Yzerman who was picked the players in 2010.

Brian Leetch told NHL.com,”like Torts says he is the real deal.”





348 comments
Boozer32
Boozer32

I wish these guys would just shut up and play football. Let others label them the best. How bout having the best team in the league instead.

bradysucks
bradysucks

This blog is moronic sometimes.....Try typing in the c_cky....the missing vowel comes before the letter P in the alphabet....


Anyway.....use of the English language should never be censored including non-swear words like c_cky.....


SNY....YOU SUCK


Don't ever call Richardson talented and c_cky on this blog designed for kindergarden language users

Bent
Bent moderator

@bradysucks @tsjc68


The default setting on 99% of spam filters would block words containing those four letters.  


Sometimes SNY have had to intervene.  Now you can say DICK Lebeau and forward pASS and deflated BALLS whereas at one time you couldn't.  Guess they didn't catch this one yet, but it's not some conspiracy to prevent adult discourse.


Sites with spam filters are much, much better than ones without...believe me.

bradysucks
bradysucks

I like Sheldon....Young, cocky, and good with plenty of SWAGGER.....Jets need a guy like this....


Hopefully Brandon Marshall will be the offense's SWAGGER...


You need guys who walk it, talk it, live it & DO IT on the field!!!


Bent
Bent moderator

@bradysucks @a57se 


No mystery here, anything innocent that is accidentally treated as pending by the spam filter is approved as soon as a mod sees it.

bradysucks
bradysucks

@Bent @bradysucks @a57se 


It's just frustrating when you take the time to post something innocent you want to discuss with other people and the spam filters nullify your words....


Anyway....thanks and just remember....


Brown mustard > yellow mustard

Jasmin Rice > brown rice

Red meat > vegan

Potatoes > bread

Jets fans > everyone else !!!


Cheers

jaym
jaym

Rich Cimini @RichCimini

Check out my new Facebook page, which has Jets-only content. Look at it this way: It's another place you can rip me.

At least Rich knows that many fans don't like him lol

a57se
a57se

@jaym

We don't call him The Cimidiot™ for nothing!

Steven Windeler
Steven Windeler

@jaym  He also knows that a hit is hit. He gets paid whether you like him or not.

a57se
a57se

Shadetree was a good Jet!

OriginalNick
OriginalNick

Not hard to see why he and Rex get on so well.

a57se
a57se

@OriginalNick

Why's that? 

They are both beasts at what they do and the best in the league?

jetsjerk
jetsjerk

@tsjc68 coach sees a whole, GM fills it.  That's our new M.O.  Speaking of Mo, nevermind.

tsjc68
tsjc68

A.) Thanks, Josina.

B.) M-U-H-A-M-M-A-D

Brendan
Brendan

@tsjc68 SHUT UP SHELDON DON'T YOU KNOW YOU HAVE TO WIN SOMETHING BEFORE YOU TALK TO THE MEDIA

roadyhorns
roadyhorns

@jetsjerk @Brendan @tsjc68 

Maybe 10 years ago.  Dude is old and has probably seen his last pro bowl.  Hopefully we don't turn this into the most sentimental OL in football.  Nick Mangold, 53 years old, snapping the ball from one knee.

funkymonk
funkymonk

Ranking of my current favorite Jets:


1. Mangold

2. Mo

3. Richardson

4. Ivory

5. Kerley


I can't put Revis back in the list until he's done something for the team since coming back.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@funkymonk

My current favorite Jets:

#1-89: Everyone not named Saalim Hakim

#90: Saalim Hakim

roadyhorns
roadyhorns

Richardson should hire a heralding agency. 

fatrex
fatrex

I wish Sheldon would wait until he's a part of a winning NFL team before anointing himself as the next Reggie White. Very annoying. He's not even the best defensive player on our team, let alone in the NFL.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@fatrex

Top-level athletes have an almost insane level of self-confidence.  It comes with the territory.  It is what it is.

Brendan
Brendan

@tsjc68 It's a prerequisite. The best always have the "I'm better than you and I'm going to kill myself proving that fact to you and everyone else."

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex "There's something to be said about conducting yourself humbly"


There's more to be said about fans who think it's their right to tell athletes how to behave. 

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex No there isn't, one fan's perspective is completely outweighed by how an athlete behaves, given their exposire.  This is nonsensical.

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex What is nonsensical is acting like Sheldon commenting on a silly list with a comment like this gives you and people of your ilk cart blanche to bash him as a human being. Good thing you're perfect, though. Right on.

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex Baseball is a different sport. You're not physically trying to destroy a person's will every single play. 


Basketball and football are much more physical than baseball and therefore players are wired differently. 


Best NBA player ever: Michael Jordan. He would not hesitate to tell you what a worthless piece of sht you were on the court while also telling you how he's better than you'll ever be. 

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex Well OP said "athletes" so there goes the whole argument. There is a huge difference between self-confidence and being a braggart anyway.

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex I will again repeat that you're hating on an elite player entering just his 3rd season because he's too confident in his abilities, which are still great enough to make him one of the best players in the entire NFL. 


Pick you freaking battles people, my god.

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex I'm not hating on him, I find a part of his personality to be annoying. Sheldon is probably a good guy but he has a lot more to prove before he anoints himself. Over confidence can be a big flaw in people.

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex "cart blanche to bash him as a human being"? whatt? I said his attitude is annoying, who the heck is my "ilk" anyway? In my experience winners don't need to tell you they're great, they SHOW you they're great.  I'm sure Sheldon's a nice guy, I like his passion, I think he's immature and having Rex as a coach for 2 years didn't help. Try and be a little objective Brendan.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@fatrex @tsjc68

That's a broad brush, never heard Mariano talk like that and he was much better at what he did than Sheldon. 

Mariano is likely the exception that proves the rule.

There's something to be said about conducting yourself humbly and letting your play do the talking. 

I agree.  It doesn't mean that you should be offended when someone doesn't do that, though, and is okay being more outwardly self-praiseful.

It paints less of a target on your back.

And if Sheldon is fine with that target, so be it.

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex "I'm not hating on him"


No, you just want him to change who he is so you feel better cheering for him because of a petty gripe about how confident he is in his abilities. 

Brendan
Brendan

@tsjc68 He seems to embrace the target. As many great athletes do. Make yourself a person to be chased, not the guy chasing someone. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@fatrex @Brendan

Sheldon is probably a good guy but he has a lot more to prove before he anoints himself.

He's already made to the NFL and into the discussion as being one of the top 100 players in the league.  


He's already proven a lot and is already worthy of anointment, I'd say.

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex Like DROY and a Pro Bowl berth during two years where his defense was falling apart around him? 

fatrex
fatrex

@tsjc68 @fatrex Dude that whole team was humble and they won. Jeter was confident but you would NEVER catch him dead saying anything like this, neither was bernie or O'neil or any of the main cogs on that team.

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex Dude, the Jets aren't the fcking Yankees. Just stop, please. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@fatrex @tsjc68

A Yankee team not bragging about themselves while they win ≠ Sheldon should be chastised for bragging about himself

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex Individual accomplishments mean dck when your career record is 12-16 and you've never made the playoffs.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@fatrex @Brendan

Individual accomplishments mean dck when your career record is 12-16 and you've never made the playoffs.

No, they mean a lot.  Barry Sanders never won dick, and he was still the man.

fatrex
fatrex

@tsjc68 @fatrex You used the term "athletes" and I responded. Those are individuals, not a collective team and they happen to be the best example of winners we've ever had in the new york area, it's a logical standard.

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex Soooooo someone who wins a Lombardi trophy has more right to speak over Sheldon just because his team won? 


You do realize that Sheldon is talking about an individual list, right?

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex We could use the Aaron Rodgers example too, but you chose to ignore that.

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex The one where Rodgers' patented celebration is a championship belt? How does that example help your stance? 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@fatrex @tsjc68

No, it's not logical to say "Here's some athletes who were humble" to say that "there's something wrong with Sheldon not being humble".

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex I'd say it would be appropriate to have at least some track record of success before calling yourself the best player in the world. I never said you had to win it all.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@fatrex @Brendan

I'd say it would be appropriate to have at least some track record of success before calling yourself the best player in the world.

And Sheldon has some track record of success.  He has two seasons of dominance in the highest football league in the world.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@fatrex @tsjc68 @Brendan

No, there's two points of this discussion, and they're separate:

A.) That a player needs team accomplishments before he should be allowed to tout his individual accomplishments

B.) That players should not tout their individual accomplishments at all anyway


I disagree with both.

fatrex
fatrex

@tsjc68 @fatrex I never said that, Brendan spoke in absolute terms about Sheldon's attitude and its pertinence to success and I corrected that inaccuracy.

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex How many times has he gone on record saying he's the best player in the world? (even though he is)

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex Lol. K, keep spinning your wheels here, this is pointless. 

fatrex
fatrex

@tsjc68 @fatrex @Brendan
B.) That players should not be incredibly hyperbolic about their individual accomplishments to the relentless media

a57se
a57se

@fatrex @Brendan

Agreed, Plenty of great athletes have been the antithesis of a self promoting loudmouth.

Brendan
Brendan

@a57se And more haven't. Including the guy who brought a SB to this franchise. 

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex He didn't start out getting paid to do it, he did it all on his lonesome because, like many, many elite athletes, he's incredibly confident.

tsjc68
tsjc68

@fatrex @tsjc68 @Brendan

He's not incredibly hyperbolic, though.


Sheldon Richardson saying "I'm the best player in the league" is not incredibly hyperbolic.  It may not be 100% accurate, but it's not hyperbolic.  Because, if Sheldon isn't #1, he's pretty f#$%ing close to #1.  He's really awesome.


If Saalim Hakim said "I'm the best player in the league", then THAT would be incredibly hyperbolic.

Brendan
Brendan

@fatrex And a celebration dance where he points to the opponent's sideline and does a title belt celebration. You seem to keep refusing to connect the two. 


He shows up his opponents when he does that. Why don't you take issue with that? 


This is stupid, I'm going home. Enjoy nitpicking a great person and better football player who loves playing here. I won't. 

fatrex
fatrex

@tsjc68 @fatrex @Brendan Dude, he's the 3rd best player on his own defense. Saying he's the best player on his own team would have been hyperbolic, let alone the best player in the world. Put Aaron Rodgers on any team in the NFL and they'll make the playoffs. Put Sheldon on the Jets and they're 4-12, and that's not knocking Sheldon because he's a great player, but the difference in effectiveness between him and Rodgers is massive.

Bytor
Bytor

@fatrex @tsjc68 Let me help you with this.

Sheldon's attitude most likely IS pertinent to his success.

Mariano's quiet demeanor most likely IS pertinent to his success.


Each find success differently. If we tried to change them, we'd fundamentally change what drives them to want to crush their competition. 

Nobody cares if that aligns with how you'd do it or wouldn't do it. Your preferences and my preferences are irrelevant.

Bklyn Dude
Bklyn Dude

@tsjc68 @fatrex @Brendan 

Richardson can't believe he only moved up to #55 after being named #94 in his rookie year.

Sheldon,  it's a process getting into the top ten by your third or fourth year.

Bytor
Bytor

@a57se @Bytor @fatrex @tsjc68 That's fair. What's weird is I loved how Barry Sanders would score a TD and hand the ball to the ref. I also loved how Mark Gastineau sack danced his way to the record books. 

tsjc68
tsjc68

@fatrex @tsjc68 @Brendan

There's also no need to get upset at him if he does go further and say "I think I'm #1, even if that list disagrees".

Steven Windeler
Steven Windeler

@fatrex @Brendan  I think people should have published and won accolades for proper etiquette before they publically admonish a player for speaking his mind.

Steven Windeler
Steven Windeler

@fatrex @tsjc68 @Brendan  Are you really going to say what Sheldon said was more obnoxious than what Rodgers does?

I think you need to show a little more, before you're allowed to criticize.

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex I never heard Mariano Rivera call himself the best relief pitcher in the world, and he was unequivocally. In fact, I've never heard Aaron Rodgers speak that way either. It is  not a prerequisite, absolutes are almost always wrong.

fatrex
fatrex

@tsjc68 @fatrex That's a broad brush, never heard Mariano talk like that and he was much better at what he did than Sheldon. There's something to be said about conducting yourself humbly and letting your play do the talking. It paints less of a target on your back.

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex You're equating a touchdown dance that he gets paid to do to saying, undeservedly, "I'm the best player in the world." who the hell is spinning their tires?

fatrex
fatrex

@Brendan @fatrex "This is stupid, I'm going home. Enjoy nitpicking a great person and better football player who loves playing here. I won't. " Lol, this is impossible to know, you sound like you're his defense attorney.

I'm refusing to connect the two because they are different. One happens on the field, the other off the field. My whole point is to let your play, and not your mouth do the talking.

a57se
a57se

@Steven Windeler @fatrex @tsjc68 

fatrex said M-A-R-I-A-N-O as in Rivera, as in the greatest closer in the history of Baseball....

not Dan Marino who just happens to be a HOF QB who didn't shoot off his mouth either.

Same with Joe Montana and a bunch of others.