Former All-Star, 79-point scorer (once), power forward.
Current underperformer, overpaid, aging forward.
At 34-years old, Rick Nash is in a position that several other borderline superstars have been in over the past few years. He is now a player who was once an offensive threat who entered his thirties and began to fizzle out. See: Simon Gagne, Brad Richards, Scott Gomez, et al. The latter two saw their time with the New York Rangers begin and end in similar fashion to Nash. They were defined by the expectations placed upon them which they all failed to reach. While Richards and Gomez were acquired via free agency, with Nash, the Rangers inherited the remaining six years of an eight-year $62.4 million dollar contract from the Columbus Blue Jackets as part of a multi-player trade.