Playing on consistently bad teams can sometimes have its advantages.á For example, if you are a poor player, or just an otherwise good player having an off season, chances are you will face less scrutiny if everyone else around you is playing equally bad.
On the flipside, if you are a good player playing on disappointing teams, that generally makes you stand out all the more, thus increasing your perceived value to the league.
Rick Nash is the type of player that falls into the latter category.á Able to carry the game on his shoulders when at the top of his game, Nash has been the sole consistent offensive leader for the Blue Jackets ever since his debut season in 2002.á In fact, on some nights, he seems to be the only one trying.
Yet he does so without a whol ...
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