5. Rick Nash Scores 42 Goals

Rick Nash came to New York with some very high (and arguably unrealistic) expectations. After the 2012 lockout, Nash scored 22 goals and was looking like that missing piece the Rangers needed to make a Stanley Cup run.

A year later, a disappointing regular season (26 goals, 13 assists) and an even more frustrating post season (3 goals, 7 assists) had many fans labeling the Nash trade as a failure.

Then the 2014-2015 season happened, and Rick Nash silenced many of his critics.

Nash not only scored a career high 42 goals, but also emerged as one of the Rangers best two-way players in 2015.

I've been a die hard Rangers and Giants fan for as long as I can remember. I enjoy sharing opinions, and hearing from fans that love their teams just as much as I do. Henrik Lundqvist makes all of us look like mere mortals. E-mail me at: Chris.Wengert@elitesportsny.com