Dan Rosen at NHL.com reports that Rick Nash is looking forward to playing under new head coach Alain Vigneault…
"Yeah, it's exciting," Nash said. "I played against him quite a bit, playing in the West [for the Columbus Blue Jackets]. He's got an up-tempo style, but his teams are always sound defensively too. So it's been fun so far."
Here's Ryan Callahan on the sniper…
"With his size and his ability it's scary what he can do," Callahan said. "Expectations are what they always are for him."
Nash had 21g, 21a in 44 games last season.
…welp, Nash might be excited about the new style, but it hasn't showed in his play so far this preseason as he's been held pointless in two games.
…maybe someone should tell him it's the preseason not the postseason and then he'll start scoring again. I kid Rick, I kid.
…in all seriousness, despite his lack of offense this preseason, AV's new system should allow Nash the freedom he needs to make plays on offense and get himself back into the upper echelon of goal scorers in the NHL.
…i also like hearing Arniel say they're going to get Nash's big body in front of the net on the power play. For a big man, he's got great hands and should have a ton of garbage goals in that role.