NY Rangers: Why Rick Nash Will Be the Piece That Puts Them over the Top

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NY Rangers: Why Rick Nash Will Be the Piece That Puts Them over the Top
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The New York Rangers were very close to making the Stanley Cup Final this past year, only to see their season end against the rival New Jersey Devils in heartbreaking fashion. Many reasons can be given as to why New York fell short, but the prime suspect was their inability to score enough goals.

Enter Rick Nash.

The superstar forward was acquired by the Blueshirts on July 23 to play with the likes of Brad Richards, Marian Gaborik (when he returns from shoulder surgery), Ryan Callahan, Carl Hagelin, Derek Stepan and perhaps Chris Kreider, forming a very good collection of scoring forwards.

The Rangers were a piece or two short of playing for a Stanley Cup last year. Does the acquisition of Nash bring New York that coveted final piece to the puzzle?

Lets check out the reasons why he is that piece. 

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