Thread: Ryder vs Ward
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10-04-2003, 06:30 AM
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Originally Posted by Plekanec
From what I saw of Ward last season, he clearly has the tool to play with Koivu on the first line...
Don't overate Ward. I like his physical presence a lot but he doesn't have the skills to play the first line. His skating is too poor, he doesn't have the creativity needed to play such a role of first line winger.

He plays a “corridor” style of game. This is mostly 3rd and 4th line stuff. Great player for 3rd and 4th line, that's where he belongs.

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