Alain Vigneault said that Rick Nash is one of the Rangers "best two-way players" and someone who puts the success of the team ahead of his personal successes.
Vigneault was asked if Nash scoring 23 goals last season was enough for the Rangers and said that in addition to the 23 goals he scored he was one of the Rangers "most effective players" at both ends of the ice.
He added, "I do expect a lot from him, he is one of our veteran players, one of our strong voices in the room, a great example. I expect a lot of him at both ends of the rink and I know that is what we are going to get."
Nash said that he aims for 50 goals every season but that "30 is a great number." (NHL.com)
JT Miller said that with the way Nash goes to the net and how much he shoots the puck it wouldn't surprise him at all if Nash were to score 30 goals again. (NHL.com)
For a lot more on Nash heading into the season, click HERE.
Adam Rotter: Nash is an important player and leader for the Rangers and he will be able to play in a variety of roles and situations for the Rangers. If Nash is healthy, which is a question mark, I think he can still get 25-30 goals. It's just that if Nash gets banged up and doesn't have that extra jump in his legs he won't nearly be as effective, especially offensively. He is one of the forwards that Alain Vigneault trusts the most and will likely be on the ice at crucial moments at the end of games while defending a lead.