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More to Nash than goals? Hitch trying to find out

Updated: January 17, 2007, 1:51 PM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

CHICAGO -- It's not quite Frankenstein's laboratory. But in the absence of the sparks and B-grade equipment, Columbus Blue Jackets coach Ken Hitchcock is attempting the NHL equivalent of a grainy sci-fi movie experiment -- transforming one-dimensional scoring stud Rick Nash into a monster player.

Cue the thunder and angry, pitch-fork-carrying townsfolk.

"He's playing me in different situations that I've never been in before," Nash told ESPN.com this week.

"You'd never ...

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