They write that while Nash doesn't score in the playoffs, there is no risk of him doing that in the regular season.
Last season, Nash had:
- Regular Season: 26 goals, 13 assists 65 games
- Playoffs: 3 goals, 7 assists, 25 games
Former NHL GM Craig Button talked about the expectation vs reality for Nash.
Nash is an "elite goal scorer" at even strength and he leads the league in 5 on 5 goals per 60 minutes since 2012. (NHL.com)
Adam Rotter: It almost doesn't matter what Nash does in the regular season because all anyone will think about when they see him is the playoffs. Every goal he scores in the regular season will be followed with a comment like 'let's see him do it in the playoffs." We know that Nash is a streaky player but if healthy he will score in the regular season. He can be dominant at times, 11 goals in 15 January games, but be frustrating as well, 15 goals in the other 50 games and only 3 in the playoffs. He will help the Rangers get to the playoffs but ultimately nothing much will matter until game one of the first round.