NEW YORK – If going from being a Columbus Blue Jacket to a Broadway Blueshirt carries a whole lot of pressure, Rick Nash isn't feeling it on his broad shoulders.
Welcome to New York, Rick. You're not in Ohio anymore.
The long sought-after Nash finally was corralled by the Rangers in a big offseason trade. New York is coming off a season in which it finished first in the Eastern Conference, but the Rangers fell short of the Stanley Cup finals with a conference finals loss to the rival New Jersey Devils.
Expectations were already high for this season that will finally get going Saturday night when the Rangers visit the Bruins in Boston.
Throw the 6-foot-4 Nash into a forward mix that also features high-scorers Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards, and it's hard not to view the Rangers as being as serious a Stanley Cup threat as there is out there.