New York Rangers: Rick Nash's Legacy Will Forever Be Coming Up Small In Postseason

By Steven Carollo
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Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Coming up small in the postseason is an understatement when talking about Rick Nash‘s career. No matter how good of a player you are in the regular season, it means absolutely nothing if you cannot perform in the playoffs, and that is what Nash has staring at him right in the face.

Now in his third go-around in the postseason, second time with the New York Rangers, the goalscorer has a playoff career of two goals and 10 assists in 28 career playoff games. Those numbers are absolutely pathetic to say the least.

The worst part for the Rangers is that when Nash was a member of the Columbus Blue Jackets, he was only in the playoffs once, recording one goal and two assists in four games. With the Rangers, Nash has now played in 24 playoff games and only has one goal and eight assists.

Nash might have been able to get away with his poor playoff play in a small Columbus market but now that he is in New York City, he has been hearing the boos from Rangers fans at Madison Square Garden. If he continues his unacceptable play in the playoffs, he will find himself getting run out of town sooner rather than later, always carrying the stigma of being one of the best regular season scorers who consistently choked in the playoffs.

Steven Carollo is a New York Rangers and sports writer for Follow him on Twitter, add him on Facebook, connect with him on LinkedIn, and join his Google network.

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