Rick Nash said last week that he doesn't consider his job with the Rangers this season to be "safe at all." (NYR)
He said that last year was not a good year for him and he is looking at this season as a "fresh start" and an opportunity to "prove himself." (NYR)
Nash said that his leg didn't feel 100% until the summer but said that he came into camp in his "best shape yet." (NYR)
He added that he takes pride in how he plays defense but said, "I know why I am here and why I get paid: to score goals. I gotta be that much better and try harder to get more goals." (NYR)
Alain Vigneault said that Nash has the right attitude and that players should want to come here, prove themselves and "earn ice time."
Vigneault added that the Rangers need Nash to be on the scoresheet and a "force" offensively.
He added, "we know that he is smart and understands the game and plays a smart two-way game, but that offense that he brings, he is one of elite offensive players and we need that from him."
Jeff Gorton said on Saturday "I think Nash is going to make our team. I read the quotes, but I'm pretty comfortable he will be on the team.
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Adam Rotter: Nash certainly seems motivated and ready to be a 30-40 goal scorer again. If he's healthy he is still the Rangers top offensive threat and if he's healthy there is no reason to think he won't get at least 30 goals this season. He wants to earn his spot, earn his ice time and earn his role and hopefully everyone else is following his lead with that kind of mindset.