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Nash endorses McDonagh for next NYR captain

In a Q and A with the Columbus Dispatch that was posted this morning, Rick Nash---who returns to Nationwide Arena Friday for the first time since he was traded---  reminisced about his decade with the Blue Jackets, his time in New York, and at the end, suggested this:

Q. The Rangers don’t have a captain (with the trade of Ryan Callahan, they have 3 As). Could you be line for another shot at that?

A. (laughs) Oh, no. They have a great defenseman here, Ryan McDonagh. He’s on a long-term deal. He’s one of the best defensemen in the league, one of the hardest guys to play against. I think he’s the leading candidate.

Q. Is that a job you’d even want? Really?

A. That’s a great question. Haven’t even thought about it. It’s a tough job. It’s not for everybody. I want to win. That’s all I want. If it’s me being the captain, then sure. But we have great candidates here with Marty St. Louis and Brad Richards … but I think Ryan is the true candidate and it’d be a great move for the organization.


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