Merry Christmas to Rich Nash. You have failed yet in your career to win a single gold medal in an international hockey tournament. You failed at the 2002 World juniors as a 17-year old to capatilize on several good scoring chances when the Canadian and Russian teams were tied 5-5, which could have given Canada the gold medal, you turned down a request to be on the 2003 World Championship team that won gold(something Bergeron accepted at the same age), you miss the 2004 World Championships with a flukish illness which seems to be a common trait for you(along with flukish injuries), you are one of Canada's best players at the 2005 special NHL-available World Championships yet fail to score on several key scoring chances when Canada was still down 1-0 in the gold medal game which could have been a huge turning point in the game. So you have failed on many opportunities to potentialy win gold on the international stage in a number of ways. You have not won a significant championship even in junior hockey, something that can be done by almost one player alone if exceptional enough( eg-Crosby with Rimouski last year, among other examples), and the biggest winning team you were on won something called the Spengler Cup(not to demean that, but we are comparing you to big time players). Also while you cannot be blamed for being on a young Columbus team with great potential, but alot of players not yet of your maturity level, you dont really give the impression of somebody who makes your teammates better around you to the same extent as many others, atleast not yet. Nonetheless you no doubt have some impressive abilities. You tied for the league lead in goals as a 19-year old, the youngest ever to do, and probably something even Crosby wont match(I highly doubt Crosby will lead the league in goals or points even next year, or come close). You have very impressive offensive upside, speed, strength, skill, skating abiilty, puck handling skills. Yet you are not a two way player, you are not a great passer, and you are still a bit one-dimensional. Nonetheless you probably warranted an Olympic spot roster had you been healthy all year, yet you have not been, you have played only 5 games at the time of the selection date, scoring only 2 points in those 5 games, while young stars your own age like Staal and Spezza, and proven veterans like Shanahan and Kariya played some outstanding hockey, and all players who gradualy picked up their level of play as selection date neared. Yet you made the team in front of all of these people, despite not being a proven winner at any level, junior or otherwise, despite there being almost no evidence of your level of play this year, despite being only a one-dimensional goal scorer(albeit an exceptional one at that, one of the best in the game when healthy). Ho ho Rich Nash, you have an early Christmas gift.