Sunday, September 23, 2012

That Was Quick

Six days ago the headline was that Rich Nash was close to a deal to play in Switerland. Five days ago the deal was signed with HC Davos of the Swiss National League. Ten hours ago Nash and his buddy Joe Thornton, "explode together in first game back in Switzerland."

Why can't we get players like that?

NBC Sports:

Rick Nash and Joe Thornton were teammates with HC Davos during the 2004-05 lockout and during their first game with the Swiss league team today, they showed that even years apart can’t kill chemistry.

Nash scored a natural hat trick in the first period and added an assist while Thornton assisted on all of his goals while adding a fourth as Davos took out Lakers 9-2. Oddly enough, their offensive explosion happened against former Avalanche goalie David Aebischer.

When the pair played together years ago, they led Davos to the Swiss league title. Clearly, they’re hoping the NHL lockout can last a little while longer.
The Nash-Thorton merchandise is apparently selling very well at the HC Davos store:

Thorton - Nash Jerseys at HC Davos

This lockout nonsense looks like it has knocked the legendary hockey blogger, The Hockey Rodent, out of the game. A big loss for all hockey fans. He's the best there is was.

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