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Nash's plan to turn his season around

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07:49 AM ET 01.08 | Back in mid-November, when Team Canada's brain trust gathered, GM Steve Yzerman brought up the name of Rick Nash. "Is Nash the same player as he was in 2010?" Yzerman asks rhetorically. "That's the question," Detroit GM Ken Holland interjects. "I guess that's debatable," Yzerman continues. "But every event we've been to, he's been the best player." Yzerman guesses it's debatable. Holland says that's the question. Boston GM Peter Chiarelli chimes in to say in five games he has seen Nash this season, "he's been bad." ... I told him on Tuesday I thought he hadn't been aggressive enough. "You're trying to say I've been spending too much time on the outside, and I have," he said. "Sometimes in the big picture you think that you're effective on the outside, but I have to get to the inside and I know that."

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January 8, 2014  08:06 AM ET

Softest big man in the NHL.

Now if you could morph his talent into Lucic's mindset, you'd have something. Between him and Marleau ......???? Well I hope I'm wrong.

January 8, 2014  08:29 AM ET

Wish this guy nothing but the best; however, the trade to the Rangers looks better for the Jackets each day. He is what he is, which is 2nd tier...with a contract like a top 5.

January 8, 2014  08:54 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Softest big man in the NHL. Now if you could morph his talent into Lucic's mindset, you'd have something. Between him and Marleau ......???? Well I hope I'm wrong.

If you did that, you would end up with Eric Lindros.

Nash gets hurt far too often playing "soft".

January 8, 2014  09:11 AM ET

Nash's plan to turn his season around: Drop Dustin Penner's 'Magic Pancake Diet.'

January 8, 2014  09:11 AM ET
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Now if you could morph his talent into Lucic's mindset, you'd have something.

This.

January 8, 2014  09:23 AM ET

To be fair (at least for this season), he was battling the concussion issue for part of the season. I would imagine, it could prevent a player from getting too "aggressive," coming off an injury like that inititally. He had a good game the other night. Hopefully, he can turn things around.

January 8, 2014  09:44 AM ET
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Now if you could morph his talent into Lucic's mindset, you'd have something. Between him and Marleau ......???? Well I hope I'm wrong.

never been that type of player and never will be....

January 8, 2014  09:45 AM ET
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He had a good game the other night.

Yep, he did. Now he'll take the rest of the month off to catch his breath.

January 8, 2014  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

To be fair (at least for this season), he was battling the concussion issue for part of the season. I would imagine, it could prevent a player from getting too "aggressive," coming off an injury like that inititally. He had a good game the other night. Hopefully, he can turn things around.

sssshhhhhh, you are an American; leave it to the Canadian Olympic Roster God's

January 8, 2014  09:53 AM ET

Good job, Chiarelli. Now he's going to play harder against the Bruins to shut you up.

January 8, 2014  10:06 AM ET
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Nash gets hurt far too often playing "soft".

Brings to mind Samuel L Jackson's character in Unbreakable - "Mr. Glass"

January 8, 2014  10:09 AM ET
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Softest big man in the NHL. Now if you could morph his talent into Lucic's mindset, you'd have something. Between him and Marleau ......???? Well I hope I'm wrong.

or you could just bring in Lucic if what you want is a Lucic-type player. It makes no sense.

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January 8, 2014  10:10 AM ET
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Good job, Chiarelli. Now he's going to play harder against the Bruins to shut you up.

if that is what it takes for a highly paid nhler to get motivated to do his job...then he really is as soft as we all say he is.

January 8, 2014  10:11 AM ET
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To be fair (at least for this season), he was battling the concussion issue for part of the season. I would imagine, it could prevent a player from getting too "aggressive," coming off an injury like that inititally. He had a good game the other night. Hopefully, he can turn things around.

and yet he is being chosen for the games being played a month from now...not 2 years ago or 2 years in the future. wgaf why he isnt playing well if he isnt playing well?

January 8, 2014  10:12 AM ET
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St. Louis and Giroux belong on this team.

If we're talking about pure goal scorers Mrs. Pinch had a nice GWG last night.

January 8, 2014  10:14 AM ET

I can see Stevie Y wanting to know about Nash, everytime the Preds played the Wings, he would step up.

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January 8, 2014  10:28 AM ET
QUOTE(#6):

To be fair (at least for this season), he was battling the concussion issue for part of the season. I would imagine, it could prevent a player from getting too "aggressive," coming off an injury like that inititally. He had a good game the other night. Hopefully, he can turn things around.

I've had harder shaves than wot caused his concussion - advice for The Rambler: buy a guitar and get some singing lessons - you're a dud, bud.

Reality in this perverse universe: He'll be the next Shanny-man.

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