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He's finally here. After a year of flirting, the Rangers and Columbus Blue Jackets were able to come together on a deal to send sniper Rick Nash to the Rangers.
Nash is seen as the missing piece, the elite scorer who will get the team over the top. He'll be a fixture on the first line and improve what has long been a mediocre power play. He's a terrific player.
But with all due respect to the city, Columbus is not like New York. The Blue Jackets have long been cellar-dwellers. But in New York, the expectations are sky high.
Nash is viewed as the savior, and the pressure will be on him to produce. If he can, the fans and media will love him.
But if not, the hounds will crash in on him faster than a postman with a treat. He needs to produce. If he doesn't, it could be a long year.
Nash is so critical to the Rangers' Stanley Cup hopes. He's the player who will take pressure off Marian Gaborik and Brad Richards, add another layer of scoring and boost the power play.
Nash has welcomed the challenge, and he's seemingly up for it. But he has to produce, or the trade will be determined a disaster, and fans will be booing him all the way back to Columbus.