What was your
welcome-to-the- NHL moment?
My first training camp [in 2002]. You're used to scoring against 18- and
19-year-olds. Suddenly you're up against defensemen who are 28 or 30.
When I was a peewee [age 8 or 9], I always got the hand-me-down equipment from
my older brother. I was wearing his old jock, and it had a hole in it. The cup
came out and fell on the ice. The ref came by and said, "Whose is
this?" Nobody's hand came up. I wasn't going to put mine up.
If I weren't in
the NHL, I'd be ... a gym teacher because it's in sports, handling kids and
If I were
commissioner for a day, I'd ...
make the schedule so that you play every team home-and-home, at least. Everyone
should get a piece of everybody. Last season the eventual Stanley Cup finalists
didn't see each other all year. It would be better for fans if that were
Nash, 22, the
Jackets' top goal scorer the past two seasons, had six points as Columbus got
off to a 2-1-1 start.
hosts the Maple Leafs on Friday, Nash, who grew up near Toronto, will face his
childhood hockey idol, Mats Sundin.