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Video: Columbus head coach “really excited” about Nash trade

Columbus Blue Jackets v Chicago Blackhawks

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 10: Interim head coach Todd Richards of the Columbus Blue Jackets watches as his team takes on the Chicago Blackhawks at the United Center on January 10, 2012 in Chicago, Illinois. The Blackhawks defeated the Blue Jackets 5-2. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

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Much of the reactions to the Columbus Blue Jackets’ decision to trade Rick Nash revolved around GM Scott Howson’s work, but what about the guy who has to coach them next season? (Formerly interim) head coach Todd Richards acknowledges the loss of Nash, yet he also claims that the team added size and versatility in the exchange.

He even claims that he’s “really excited” about the deal.

Here’s Richards’ short interview with Blue Jackets TV:


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