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Nash openly told to get out of Columbus

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08:23 AM ET 07.30 | The beginning of the end for Rick Nash in Columbus may have come while rubbing elbows with the game's top players at All-Star Games and at the Olympic Games. When he began to meet the biggest stars in the game, he started to realize the view beyond his own fenced yard was pretty cool, too. ... There were instances last season, before the trade stuff started, when other NHL players were directly advising Nash to leave. One player tells The Dispatch: "I skated over to him before a faceoff and just told him 'You have to get out of here. Put your agent to work and get it done.'" Many were surprised last February to learn that Nash had asked to be traded. From what I can glean, players around the league were only shocked that it took him so long.

The Columbus Dispatch

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July 30, 2012  08:40 AM ET

booooooring

July 30, 2012  08:56 AM ET

ok, the guy has been traded... why is this even a story?
at least have the guts to write which player it was that told him to get out town.
I love the Disgrace's reporting, it really has its finger on the pulse of the fans

July 30, 2012  09:05 AM ET

It'd be a better story if he was told to get out of Dodge.

July 30, 2012  09:10 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

ok, the guy has been traded... why is this even a story?at least have the guts to write which player it was that told him to get out town.I love the Disgrace's reporting, it really has its finger on the pulse of the fans

from the looks of it, several may have told him....

July 30, 2012  09:12 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

It'd be a better story if he was told to get out of Dodge.

Anhd into a Cadillac?

July 30, 2012  09:24 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Anhd into a Cadillac?

Wouldn't it be a Rambler?

July 30, 2012  09:29 AM ET

So are they saying he doesn't have a mind of his own?

July 30, 2012  09:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Anhd into a Cadillac?

well, he might want to be careful, the streets here n NYC are murder on suspensions

July 30, 2012  09:32 AM ET
QUOTE(#8):

So are they saying he doesn't have a mind of his own?

or that he wasn't quite bright enough to figure this out himself?

July 30, 2012  09:41 AM ET

Give me a break.

July 30, 2012  09:53 AM ET
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or that he wasn't quite bright enough to figure this out himself?

He's so bright his mother calls him son.

July 30, 2012  10:08 AM ET
QUOTE(#12):

He's so bright his mother calls him son.

He told his parents he was going to run away from home...they said don't do it....we'll drive you!

July 30, 2012  10:16 AM ET

Poor Ricky !! He had to play hockey for a living ,make millions doing it,living in a free Country,and in a safe college centric City. Poor Guy , glad he escaped such hardship.

July 30, 2012  10:25 AM ET

"Nash openly told to get out of Columbus"

Ha! As if he needs any encouragement in that direction!

July 30, 2012  10:29 AM ET

So the local paper runs a fluff piece on how it wasn't really the Jacks' (mis)management that caused Nash to leave, but other players in the NHL. Writer subsequently gets a nice pat on the head by the Jacks and gets an extra cup of coffee at the games.

Whee.

July 30, 2012  10:54 AM ET

"The beginning of the end for Rick Nash in Columbus may have come while rubbing elbows with the game's top players at All-Star Games"

Damned All Star games!!! One more reason to hate that powder-puff farce!

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July 30, 2012  11:36 AM ET
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booooooring

Right. I was thinking it was Columbus telling him to get the hell out of Dodge. That would've been infinitely more interesting.

July 30, 2012  11:37 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

It'd be a better story if he was told to get out of Dodge.

Oops

 
July 30, 2012  11:52 AM ET

Oooh, bright lights, the Big City.

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