Thread: Jason Ward
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12-02-2003, 03:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Munchausen
Guy! There's a certain Turner Stevenson that won that mighty Cup last year on a certain NJ squad and he's a MUCH uglier skater than Ward is. Talk about a guy lacking mobility. Still, he was from those games because he plays with intensity and has character, which is what ultimately is needed in the tight checking playoffs. You seem to focus only on one bad thing about Ward and forget all the rest. Of course it's probably true that Ward isn't on a scoring line on a good team unless you're in trouble but that doesn't mean you dont want to have a Jason Ward on your team to win the Cup. The 4th line NEVER looked as strong and effective as when it was the Langdon - Begin - Ward combinaison. There's just those little things Ward can do on the ice even if he looks bad skating that makes him valuable on the ice. He's a team player and an intense and fierce competitor and I'll take him WITHOUT BLINKING any day over the likes of Dackell, Kilger and Sundstrom. Also I think you're exagerating quite a bit in regard to his speed. Ward has decent speed, but he do lacks quickness. He looks ugly while moving down the ice, but this is not a figure skating event. If you want to look at a truly slow player, look at Daran Langdon. Ward is of no harm on the 4th line, quite the contrary.