During the Hockey Canada Olympic Press Conference, Pierre LeBrun asked Rick Nash about his experiences with Team Canada on the big ice surface in Europe.
Nash said, “I like the big ice. I find it’s not to much of a difference. Playing for Canada. we have had success at both. Like Sid said, it’s little things like angles. I have played a lot on the big ice and I enjoy it.
Nash spent part of the lockout season playing in Switzerland and played the entire 2004-05 season in Switzerland.
Other topics Nash touched on during the press conference:
- He knows former Oilers coach Ralph Krueger from his time in Switzerland. Krueger is an adviser to the Canada coaching staff due to his history coaching in Europe.