Thursday, July 16, 2009

An Eight Year Pact

The Columbus Blue Jackets have signed 25 year old superstar, Rick Nash, to a 8 year, $62.5 Million dollar contract.

The ownership of the Blue Jackets have made a clear statement that Rick Nash will lead the team into the prime years of his career. Nash, a natural goal scorer, possesses tremendous finishing ability and has led the Blue Jackets in goals the past five seasons. Nash is a four time NHL all-star, Canadian Olympic athlete and was tied for the NHL lead in goals in the 2003-04 season.

In 78 games last season, Nash had 79 points with 40 of those being goals. He excels in every category and should be a first round selection in all drafts and an easy selection as a keeper. Look for Nash to surpass his 79 points next season as Columbus surrounds him with young talent.

Derick Brassard will be one of those young beneficiaries that should play with Nash all season. Playing in 31 games last season, Brassard amassed 25 points and valuable chemistry playing with Nash. The duo should form a dynamic pair next season and propel Columbus into playoff contention yet again.


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