Captain has shown he's worth every penny

Captain has shown he's worth every penny

There are 16 comments on the Columbus Dispatch story from Jul 4, 2009, titled Captain has shown he's worth every penny. In it, Columbus Dispatch reports that:

Rick Nash could have received a longer, richer contract as a free agent next season, but he showed the Blue Jackets and their fans that he wanted to stay in town.

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2Jacketsfans

Carrollton, TX

#1 Jul 4, 2009
WOOT WOOT! Rick is a class act, if this doesn't show it, nothing will! You are the face of hockey in Columbus, thanks for staying!
Joseph

Orrville, OH

#2 Jul 4, 2009
Money talks & bs walks. Rick Nash didn't walk, case closed. Hey adam foote, this is the ay a true captain acts!
Dirk

Springfield, OH

#3 Jul 4, 2009
I would not say we overpaid, not at all! BUT, it is on the high side of the deal. Congrats to Nasher for getting it done, and congrats to Howson for getting it done. NOW, they both have some things to do to earn the money which the fans pay for and we deserve. Nash with his new contract and 5th highest paid has to step up. Has he been good to this point, absolutely. Is it time to be great, definately! No more nights off, no more shots wide, it is time to play like the guys you are paid like....Crosby, Ovechkin, Malkin, etc. I love Nasher, and he is awesome, now its time to take the next step. Howson, you too have to step up! Get a couple top defenceman in here and get to the next level. The filling holes and signing 2d tier was fine, now it is time to be great and get that big time defensive player. The fans have stayed, the fans have paid, the fans are ready for a winner.
Jacket Fan

Hopkinsville, KY

#4 Jul 4, 2009
Mr. Nash, thank you.

In a world of me first athletes thinking about nothing but their own bank accounts, you proved that there are still the rare few who play for more.

Thanks for believing in Columbus - the team and the city. We believe in you!

Also, thanks to Blue Jackets management for getting this done!

What a great story.

Carry the Flag Columbus!
Ghostryder

Galloway, OH

#5 Jul 4, 2009
CBJ, as a season ticket holder, I say thank you for keeping 61 in the house.

Rick, thank you for wanting to stay and drive the C-Bus.
Now that you have had a taste of the playoffs, I know you can`t wait to get back to the table and eat. Get your fill Big Dog, get your fill.
toledojim

Toledo, OH

#6 Jul 4, 2009
Wonder what those Toronto newspaper rumor mongers are saying now? Good for the Jackets to get him signed up for the long haul. I'm a Red Wings fan but I also want the Jackets to win, too.
Isis Kolde

Reynoldsburg, OH

#7 Jul 4, 2009
$62.4 million?

To play a game?

Ridiculous!
Ghostryder

Galloway, OH

#8 Jul 4, 2009
Isis Kolde wrote:
$62.4 million?
To play a game?
Ridiculous!
YEAH !!!!!! Ain`t it great??!!!
How many people pay to watch you work? You probably don`t blink when they pay some actor 20 million to make a movie.
Isis Kolde

Reynoldsburg, OH

#9 Jul 4, 2009
Ghostryder wrote:
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YEAH !!!!!! Ain`t it great??!!!
How many people pay to watch you work? You probably don`t blink when they pay some actor 20 million to make a movie.
I quit giving my money to Hollywood even longer ago than I quit making over paid game players rich. There are far better investments to be made using my money.
cbj fan

Newark, OH

#10 Jul 4, 2009
Isis Kolde wrote:
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I quit giving my money to Hollywood even longer ago than I quit making over paid game players rich. There are far better investments to be made using my money.
you must led a boring life. poor you
Isis Kolde

Reynoldsburg, OH

#11 Jul 4, 2009
cbj fan wrote:
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you must led a boring life. poor you
Not so boring yet that I would consider becoming a CBJ's fan.
steve_stiffler

Marion, OH

#12 Jul 4, 2009
Isis Kolde wrote:
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Not so boring yet that I would consider becoming a CBJ's fan.
So stay the hell away. I hate OSU football and I don't spend a dime on it.
Go Jackets!
Ricky Rubio

Vancouver, Canada

#13 Jul 4, 2009
Quote a lot to pay someone who has never broken 80 points in his career.
Rll

Columbus, OH

#14 Jul 4, 2009
$7 mil a year for one guy. Does CBJ qualify for stimulus payments,if not they will be history in a couple of years.
Ghostryder

Galloway, OH

#15 Jul 4, 2009
Ricky Rubio wrote:
Quote a lot to pay someone who has never broken 80 points in his career.
I would be shocked if your I.Q. broke 80, eh !!
Ghostryder

Galloway, OH

#16 Jul 5, 2009
Isis Kolde wrote:
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Not so boring yet that I would consider becoming a CBJ's fan.
As your name portrays you, I`s is Cold, is more of a statement of your relative comfort than the poor use of the English language that you employ.

So, you keep your money and let the people that want to support the Jackets go cheer them on.
Hopefully you let Bernie Madoff handle your assets.

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