New York Rangers Blueshirt Beat, 8/9/17: Rick Nash's Summer, Eddie Olczyk's Health 2
OTTAWA, ON - APRIL 29: Rick Nash #61 of the New York Rangers looks on against the Ottawa Senators in Game Two of the Eastern Conference Second Round during the 2017 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Canadian Tire Centre on April 29, 2017 in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada. (Photo by Jana Chytilova/Freestyle Photography/Getty Images) *** Local Caption ***

ESNY brings you the latest news surrounding the New York Rangers. Today we catch you up on Rick Nash, Jimmy Vesey and former Black Ace Eddie Olczyk.

With the summer winding down, Matt Calamia of checked in with Rick Nash to see how the veteran forward’s summer has gone.

While he’s enjoyed time with his family away from the ice—he recently returned from a two-week trip home to Brampton, Ontario, where the family has a house on one of the Great Lakes—Nash has been focused on getting ready for the upcoming NHL season.

When it comes to training, Nash has been hard at work.

“Today I’m in the gym from about 8-9:30 to get treatment,” Nash told Calamia. “I’m on the ice at 1 o’clock here. I do that Monday, Wednesday, and Friday. Tuesdays and Thursdays I’m in the gym for an hour and a half then go to the track for 90 minutes. It’s a full week, five days a week training. On Saturday I’ll mix in cardio with a bike ride.”

Nash, who is entering the final year of his contract, scored just 38 points (23 G, 15 A) in 67 games last season. As he’ll be playing for a new deal, he’ll likely look to raise the level of his game in 2017-18.

Jimmy Vesey Gets Grilled By Reporters

OK, maybe this is a bit of a stretch, as the “reporters” asking the 24-year-old Vesey questions were far younger than he is. Still, some of the campers attending the Junior Rangers camp had some hard-hitting questions, including one about best friends that he clearly didn’t want to answer.TT

Unsurprisingly, Vesey’s favorite song of the summer was “Forever,” the debut track from teammate Mika Zibanejad.

Eddie Olczyk Battling Cancer

Please take a moment to keep former Rangers forward Eddie Olczyk in your thoughts. The 1994 Stanley Cup Champion announced Tuesday that he has colon cancer. With surgery completed and treatment coming up, he is expected to return to the broadcast booth in the not-so-distant future. Stay strong Eddie O.

Finally, you know it’s a slow time in hockey when you read this sad news. Shaun Weiss, AKA “Goldberg,” the goalie from the “Mighty Ducks” movies, was arrested for possession of Meth.

His most recent brush with the law comes only a few weeks after he was sentenced to 150 days in jail for stealing $151 worth of merchandise from an electronics store.

How the mighty have fallen.

A graduate of St. John's University class of '91. I have been a fan of the New York Rangers since the days of Peter Puck. Founder of Ranger Proud, the Facebook page that covers all news, notes, pre /post-game stats, and player quotes. I can be reached at