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CreaseCrusader91
09-22-2014, 12:39 AM
If Rick Nash has seemed quicker on and to the puck, more involved in the action below the goal line and in front of the net, and simply in better condition these first few days of training camp than he was throughout last season, that’s because he is in better shape.
Both physically and mentally.


“For sure, the staff wanted me to get in better shape over the summer and that was my objective coming into camp,” Nash told The Post after Sunday’s scrimmage. “I did a lot of work on cardio, a lot of running and track work. I can feel the difference. I feel great.



“Coming back from the concussion, it was tough for me to feel comfortable on the physical side of it,” Nash said. “You can say maybe I was a little ‘careful,’ but it wasn’t as much being ‘careful’ as just not being comfortable in certain situations.

“Coming back from a concussion, you want to get hit and prove to yourself that you can handle everything of that nature, but that’s hard to do in practices. It was different for me.”

http://nypost.com/2014/09/21/fitter-nash-looking-much-quicker/

So Nash admits he wasn't in the greatest shape last year. He was told to get in better shape, has done so and is feeling more confident mentally. Also address the issue about being cautious and admits he wasn't as comfortable as he needed to be. If all this is the case, we could, key word being could, see a different Nash this year.

Hoping he can get off to a hot start.

momentum
09-22-2014, 09:01 AM
GO NASH!!!

DiJock94
09-22-2014, 09:05 AM
I like hearing this

Pete
09-22-2014, 09:25 AM
We'll talk in April.

Morphinity
09-22-2014, 09:31 AM
Good to hear. Maybe he won't look like a blimp out there.

torontonyr
09-22-2014, 09:50 AM
I said he looked fitter this camp, glad to see it translated.

Gunnar Stahl
09-22-2014, 10:47 AM
In a recent interview he looked about 15 pounds lighter. Let's hope he has a beast year, we are going to need it.

Morphinity
09-22-2014, 10:48 AM
I think he looked 16.23512590 lbs lighter by my eye.

Shane Falco
09-22-2014, 10:48 AM
Show up when it matters most...



Fatty :)

Thump23
09-22-2014, 10:52 AM
In a recent interview he looked about 15 pounds lighter. Let's hope he has a beast year, we are going to need it.

I was just going to say, in that picture in the Brooks article he looks about 10 pounds lighter. I appreciated his honestly, now go out and show everyone what kind of player you're capable of being.

Keirik
09-22-2014, 10:54 AM
Well, i guess after his postseason menstruation ended, he dropped a few lbs.

FleshistheFever
09-22-2014, 10:56 AM
He looked very healthy and lean in the most recent BlueshirtsUnited interview. Hopefully he can stay hungry all year.

lefty9
09-22-2014, 11:06 AM
Show up when it matters most...



Fatty :)you can't call him that anymore, he is now lean and mean.
maybe steps can learn from him

phillyb™
09-22-2014, 11:20 AM
what mature comments!
hope it translates to the ice!

Keirik
09-22-2014, 11:29 AM
He looked very healthy and lean in the most recent BlueshirtsUnited interview. Hopefully he can stay hungry all year.

I think him being hungry all the time was the problem in the first place. The munchies really do screw everything up.

Vodka Drunkenski
09-22-2014, 11:58 AM
Just words, I'll wait to see if it translates to the ice

Phil in Absentia
09-22-2014, 12:01 PM
Just words, I'll wait to see if it translates to the ice

This could be said of every single quote and statement made from the end of the previous season to the start of the new one.

Obviously the hope is that it translates to the ice, but what do you expect to talk from July to October if we're just dismissing all claims and statements made about getting ready for the next season as "just words"?

FleshistheFever
09-22-2014, 12:02 PM
I think him being hungry all the time was the problem in the first place. The munchies really do screw everything up.

Cant blame him. There are so many good eats in Manhattan.

Vodka Drunkenski
09-22-2014, 12:07 PM
This could be said of every single quote and statement made from the end of the previous season to the start of the new one. Obviously the hope is that it translates to the ice, but what do you expect to talk from July to October if we're just dismissing all claims and statements made about getting ready for the next season as "just words"?

I never said I expected more. I understand it's routine stuff to say this time of year, I'm just saying that I'm not getting my hopes high.

Morphinity
09-22-2014, 12:10 PM
Well Brooks has already said he looked quicker, so there's that.

Vodka Drunkenski
09-22-2014, 12:14 PM
It's a start, I'm just happy hockey is back at this point.

Morphinity
09-22-2014, 12:18 PM
Yeah, I can finally start arguing with you punks again.

Shane Falco
09-22-2014, 12:20 PM
Yeah, I can finally start arguing with you punks again.

I'll be here to tell you and your facts to gfy :)

Captain Clutch
09-22-2014, 12:30 PM
Good to see he worked on all aspects of his game, physical and mental. If he brings it like we all know he can, it will be a great year to watch on broadway

phillyb™
09-22-2014, 01:33 PM
posts during offseason - 50
posts during season - 2250

fletch
09-22-2014, 02:33 PM
Amazing to me that Nash would admit that he wasn't in the best physical shape and tentative after the concussion last year. Confident in his standing on the team, I guess. Hopefully will have a great year and everyone can move onto other targets.

Cash or Czech?
09-22-2014, 05:53 PM
We'll talk in April.

We'll talk in November.

McDougalfaschnitzer
09-23-2014, 02:49 AM
I'm done with him. He was invisible against the Devils!

So Nashty
09-23-2014, 07:50 AM
I'm done with him. He was invisible against the Devils!

And it was only the most important game of the season so far!

Ytown Ranger
09-25-2014, 04:14 PM
http://nypost.com/2014/09/21/fitter-nash-looking-much-quicker/

So Nash admits he wasn't in the greatest shape last year. He was told to get in better shape, has done so and is feeling more confident mentally. Also address the issue about being cautious and admits he wasn't as comfortable as he needed to be. If all this is the case, we could, key word being could, see a different Nash this year.

Hoping he can get off to a hot start.

...must have been one of two things happened that he got quicker.

1. He dropped his wallet & didn't pick it up or
2. He got the lead removed from his ass!