Nash the Slash

This is Riley Nash. He looks a little like Opie (Ron Howard when he was about 7), and his nickname is “R.R” for Rowdy Riley.

Horrible nickname. I like Nash the Slash better, it sounds like something the police would take interest in and it’s also the name of a very unusual Canadian musician.

Rowdy Riley (I bet you a 2-4 his Mom gave him that nickname) appears to be a hockey player of some talent. Nash scored a goal and added an assist in a 2-1 win for Cornell (NCAA) this evening.

Cody Wild, an Oiler D prospect who plays for Providence (NCAA) has been injured recently and got off to a poor start offensively. He made up for it tonight, scoring a goal and adding three assists. Jeff Petry, another Oiler D prospect, got an assist tonight for Michigan State. UND’s Taylor Chorney, likely the best Edmonton prospect not currently playing pro hockey, struggled tonight (along with his team) and was held pointless. UND center Chris Vande Velde is now centering the top line by the by, with impact wingers T.J. Oshie and Ryan Duncan. If he stays on that line for long he’s going to put up points.

Marc Pouliot popped a couple of goals for Springfield tonight in a win for the Falcons. Colin McDonald and Danny Syvret also scored, with Jeff Deslauriers (SP is now .922 and tied for 10th in the AHL) getting the win.

I watched the MTL-BOS game last night and the tsn camera spotted Kevin Lowe. The announcer (Cuthbert?) mentioned the Oiler GM was in the area scouting the Falcons this weekend.

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8 Responses to "Nash the Slash"

  1. Mr DeBakey says:

    I remember going to see Nash the Slash at the Princess,
    about 1980.
    When he did that Lauis Bunuel piece
    the place went snake.

    People say many bad things about Prendergast – mostly about what a BSer he is.

    He seems drafts well though.

    But, I’m not sure that he & MacT see eye to eye on talent.

  2. godot10 says:

    Geez…Pouliot and Jacques “own” the AHL.

    Those two are going are likely driving Kevin Lowe freakin’ insane that they can’t bridge the gap.

  3. Dennis says:

    LT, what are Nash’s stats, overally? Looks like the kid’s gonna have to put on a lot of weight though. Maybe he’d be interested in coming to my place for a week in christmas;)

    I wonder if Lowe’s thinking of trading a kid for a vet and wants to see what he’s got on the farm, or maybe he’s wondering why the fuck these guys thrive in the A but struggle in the N.

  4. Lowetide says:

    Dennis: Nash is 5gp, 2-3-5. He has a pp goal in there.

  5. Dennis says:

    So, Lain, what is it we’ll need to see from Nash in ’08 to believe that the Oilers made a decent decision in his selection?

    What Conf does Cornell play in and what’s their sked like, ie what’s the level of comp? And how have guys done that came before him, ie NHLers who came out of that conference? Vic has a pretty good PPG rule that we apply to the A so what is it you want to see from Nash in his first season that will lead you to believe we might have someone worth believing in?

  6. Bank Shot says:

    Cornell has graduated in recent years:

    Doug Murray SJ Defense:
    9 points 32 games
    18 in 25
    32 in 35
    25 in 35

    NHL totals: 6 points in 80 games.

    Matt Moulson LA Left Wing:
    23 in 33
    35 in 32
    42 in 34
    38 in 35

    Then he scores 57 points in 77 games in his AHL rookie year. 9 points in 8 games this season.

    3 NHL games this season and 1 goal.

    Cornell plays in the ECAC. The old money division.

    Other players from the conference;

    Dominic Moore NYR Center:
    Went 24 points in 30 games his rookie year. then:
    43 in 32
    29 in 32
    51 in 34
    He has 38 points in 158 NHL games.

    Chris Higgins of Montreal went 31 points in 27 his rookie season.

    Stempniak went 21 points in 32 games.

    Sharks rookie Torrey Mitchell went 30 points in 38 games.

    Famous Steve Moore 33 points in 32 games.

    I think we want to see something in the 0.75 to 1 PPG range from Riley Nash in his freshman year.

  7. Lowetide says:

    Bank Shot: Actually, I don’t have a line in the sand for NCAA, so it’s your lawn. :-)

  8. Dennis says:

    Thanks for that, Bank shot.

    Obviously, from looking that list, Higgins is the gold standard.

    Of course, that’s without looking at what the average goals per game was back in his rookie season as opposed to Nash’s rookie season of ’08. Seems like a decent enough rough estimate, though.

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