Rick Nash Retires/Appreciation thread

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  1. 3074326

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    Definitely one of my favorite players ever. I have his CBJ jersey with a C on it, and a signed Team Canada jersey of his. It's really sad that he had to retire due to concussions. Wish he could have gotten a cup. Best of luck to him!

    (Don't tell HF Pens)
     
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    I was a huge CBJ fan as a kid. Most people in my school (that I knew anyway) weren't, but everyone always knew one name, and that was Rick Nash. Nash was and will always be the first CBJ legend, and although his jersey may never be formally retired here I doubt anybody will ever wear the #61 in union blue ever again. I wish him luck on his future endeavors (likely with the CBJ organization?) and hope his concussion symptoms subside so he can live a happy and normal postp laying life with his family.

    I am saddened, because I feel like I'm getting old now.
     
  3. Old Guy

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    I don’t know how to say this without sounding like I’m whining. Rick Nash deserves a proper send off. The Columbus Blue Jackets deserve to properly honor him. Not just some tribute video then him waving to the crowd from the owners box. Rick Nash deserves better, the CBJ deserve better, and the fans deserve better. But it is going down the way it is going down. I would have put my paycheck on him signing a contract right after the Panarin trade was announced. Now that won’t happen.

    This franchise is 20 years in since it was first announced and 18 years in since they first took the ice. They...we...us....the city.... all deserves more in this league than being the reason we have end zone netting.
     
  4. Jaxs

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    That Captain Morgan shootout goal always cracks me up. Thanks for reminding us of that, and thanks to Rick for getting the Jackets off the ground, or the mat for that matter.
     
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    It is replayed very often on all the best goals lists, I see it just as often as that Ovechkin goal.

    Rick Nash was a very popular player in his time, and not just in Ohio. I met a guy in Edmonton a few weeks back who showed me his Rick Nash jersey.
     
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    I'll be the first to say I was not a huge fan of Nash when he was here.
    But he was our first really good player who was here for some very painful years.
    From all accounts he is a classy guy.
    Glad he could pick him time to go out and I hope he leads a great life! I know he can't play any more but I hope he will become a part of the organization and maybe get #61 in the rafters someday.
     
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    Great teammate. Not one bad thing to say about the guy. I hope he gets over his issues and have a great quality of life.
     
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    I'm not sure I agree 100% with our police work there Lou.
     
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    PopaneNightscare We're not going to be suck this year...

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    Come home for a day Nasher, I don'5 need to see you play in this jersey anymore, I have my memories.
    Loved you and hated you but time heals all wounds.
    You will always be a Blue Jacket.
     
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    I vaguely remember Tyler Wright (I think) telling Nash when he came back to the bench after that first goal that he scored in his first game too but had done it earlier in the game. Haha. I still LOVE those early Jackets.
     
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    We will hold this information until we can make the most use of it. :welcome:
     
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    Why couldn't have been the other R. Nash?
     
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    I remember going on a road trip to see a few games in the east and the road trip ended with the CBJ-NYR in Madison Square Garden in early 2012. This is when the trade rumors were flying and I was one of the proud and few CBJ fans in the arena. The Ranger fans were chanting "We Don't Want You" a lot whenever Nash touched the puck. It picked up quite a bit when he scored late in the 3rd to force OT. The Rangers won that game but I just remember the humor of the Rangers fans chanting that.
     
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    Do the CBJ retire Rick Nash's jersey?

     
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    Want to feel old?





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    Other than it is deserved, something other than an owner's banner needs to be hanging from the rafters of NWA.
     
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    Yes with a sign under it saying, I drafted Rick Nash
    'Doug MacLean':sarcasm:
     
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    Well we all know Bobrovsky will be the other one in the rafters, but I think Nash deserves his up first.

    If the CBJ do decide to retire his jersey, I think it should go up against the Rangers in a game next year.
     
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    All the best for Rick.... he never reached his potential here or in New York...
     
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    thebus88 19/20 Columbus Blue Jackets: "It Is What It Is"

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    I have to ask, are you being serious about the Bobrovsky thing?
     
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    Viqsi where we're going we don't need draft picks

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    Why not? Surely you're at least aware of the overwhelming majority opinion of the guy, no matter how you personally may feel about him.
     
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    Fair or not, I sort of feel like retiring Bobrovsky's number based upon current accomplishments would be like the Bengals putting up a monument to Marvin Lewis.
     
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    Yes? He's the best player in franchise history, most accomplished player in franchise history, and the backstop during the current most successful run in franchise history. And before its all said and done for him, he could be a hall of famer.

    Marvin Lewis, while accomplished, isn't on the verge on being a hall of famer. He did turn around an awful Bengals franchise though, so although he never won a playoff game he does deserve credit.
     
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    I think that is my comparison. Regular season accomplishments compared to postseason failures. Bob has 2 Vezina trophies and a good number of wins based upon his career so far but if you look at the number if 2 time Vezina winners who got their numbers retired there aren't many.

    I think number retirement should be reserved for great players. Not just merely good players who played on a team who has never had a great player. That being said, I think it is questionable the Nash deserves it. He had some really good career numbers but the real reason he stands out here is because he was literally surrounded by nothing during his time here.
     
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    The Bengals will put up a monument to Marvin Lewis. Book it.

    For the record, Bob is 5-14 in playoff games while Marvelous Marv was 0-7.
     
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