Welcome, Guest
Username: Password: Remember me
Ceci est une en-tête optionnelle pour la Boîte à idée.

TOPIC: Veteran winger Rick Nash has not committed to play

Veteran winger Rick Nash has not committed to play 4 months 5 days ago #574

next season and has told interested teams he won’t be signing July 1.Agent Joe Resnick told The Associated Press on Thursday that Nash was undecided about his playing future. TSN in Canada first reported Nash’s uncertain status.Nash missed three weeks late in the season with a concussion. The 34-year-old has also dealt with groin http://www.minnesotawildteamshops.com/authentic-jared-spurgeon-jersey , knee and back injuries during his stellar NHL career.The 6-foot-4, 211-pound power forward finished the season with the Boston Bruins after they acquired him in February from the New York Rangers. He had six points in 11 regular-season games and five points in 12 playoff games for Boston.At the NHL draft last weekend, Bruins general manager Don Sweeney said Nash indicated he’d be interested in returning and welcomed that discussion. Nash just completed the final season of a $62.4 million, eight-year contract that counted $7.8 million against the salary cap.Nash would almost certainly take a pay cut on any contract he signs for next season. He was drawing significant interest from around the league during the free agent interview period.In 1,060 regular-season games with the Columbus Blue Jackets, Rangers and Bruins, Nash has 437 goals and 368 assists for 805 points. He led the league with 41 goals in 2003-04, scored a career-high 42 in 2014-15 and eight times put up 30 or more.A native of Brampton, Ontario Jason Zucker Jersey , Nash was the first overall pick of Columbus in 2002 and won Olympic gold medals with Canada in 2010 and 2014.— ST. PAUL, Minn. (AP) Eric Staal has been the ideal leader for the Minnesota Wild, continuing to produce no matter who he’s skating with while coach Bruce Boudreau searches for the most effective combinations.This latest line sure looks like it works well.Staal had three goals and two assists to combine with linemates Mikael Granlund and Jason Zucker for 14 points and propel the surging Wild to an 8-3 victory on Tuesday over the St. Louis Blues, who lost their seventh straight game.”You want to bottle it and keep it going as long as you can,” Staal said.This was his 14th career hat trick, his first in more than five years.”He does it so quietly. He has played with a smorgasbord of players this year,” Boudreau said. ”This is the longest he’s been on one line all year, and he’s never complained. He never says a word. `Whatever you need to do. Put him with me. I’ll get him going.”’By scoring 13 times in 13 games in February, Staal raised his season total to 33 goals to move into the top five in the NHL.”If he was playing in Toronto Joel Eriksson Ek Jersey , he’d be up for the MVP,” Boudreau said.Granlund had two goals and two assists and Zucker added a goal and four assists for the Wild, who have won five in a row overall and are 19-2-5 in their last 26 home games since Nov. 14. In three games together, the Zucker-Staal-Granlund line has a staggering 11 goals and 15 assists.”Just try to work hard there and get those pucks back,” Granlund said, ”and right now I guess we’re getting a couple bounces, too.”Ryan Suter had three of his team-leading 37 assists, Mikko Koivu and Jared Spurgeon also scored, and the Wild’s eight goals matched their franchise record.”It’s a matter of pride as far as I’m concerned. You give up eight goals? Come on Chris Kunitz Jersey Womens ,” Blues coach Mike Yeo said. ”We’ve given up 16 in the last three games. We’ve always been one of the top defensive teams. The turnovers that we have and the lack of respect that we have for our goaltenders and for the game of hockey, that’s ridiculous.”Vladimir Tarasenko scored twice and Alex Pietrangelo added a goal for the Blues, but Yeo pulled goalie Jake Allen for Carter Hutton after Allen gave up three goals on eight shots in the first period. The Blues have been outscored 29-10 during their skid while taking only one of the seven games to overtime.”I don’t know what to say,” Tarasenko said. ”It’s embarrassing.”Until Pietrangelo scored just 15 seconds into the second period to cut the lead to 3-2, the Blues played a stretch of 171 minutes and 52 seconds where all they had was two goals by Tarasenko.”We’re completely disconnected in our game,” Pietrangelo said. ”It’s unacceptable.”The Blues played without center Paul Stastny, who was sent to Winnipeg for a first-round draft pick on Monday just before the trade deadline. This has been a brutal month for a team that was on top of the Central Division or near it for most of the season until its recent slide.The Wild have zoomed in to fill that void, climbing into third place with this fabulous last week in February, and the 33-year-old Staal has led the charge. He was originally credited with a fourth goal Womens Luke Kunin Jersey , midway through the first period, but the official scorers later credited that one to Granlund on a tip near the net. When Staal finished a rush with a top-shelf shot past Hutton , some fans tossed their caps on the ice prematurely.”I felt kind of guilty,” Granlund said.Staal’s last goal was a sure sign of a guy with a hot stick, with a poke that hit the left post . The puck zipped over to the right post and bounced back in front for Staal to knock in the second try. He flashed a sly smile as he celebrated with his teammates, the hat trick official.NOTESStaal’s last hat trick came with Carolina on Jan. 24, 2013, against Buffalo. This is the 10th time in 14 career seasons he’s reached the 60-point mark. He has 31 assists, third on the team. … Zucker reached a career-high 51 points (26 goals Marcus Foligno Jersey , 25 assists) with 19 games to go in the regular season. He has 11 points in his last six games, and Granlund has nine points in his last four games. … The Wild have scored eight goals twice before, last on April 10, 2009, against Nashville. … Wild defenseman Jonas Brodin (broken left hand) returned from a nine-game absence. … Allen has allowed at least three goals in four of his last five starts.UP NEXTBlues: Host Detroit on Wednesday, their only home contest out of seven games over a 19-day stretch until Mar. 15.Wild: Play at Arizona on Thursday, followed by a game at Colorado on Friday.—
The administrator has disabled public write access.
Time to create page: 0.146 seconds