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01-26-2013, 10:13 AM
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geehaad
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I don't know if this has been pointed out, but I think it's very possible that the Ward/Ellis dynamic is very similar to the Canes/Checkers dynamic, where the Checkers have been working at game speed for months, and the Canes are still catching up. I don't think it means that Ellis is better than Ward, I just think it means he's more ready for NHL play than Ward is.

But as Kevin said, Ward is still the guy that will take the team the furthest and the coaches have to be patient until he's back to 100%. Hopefully the win column doesn't suffer terribly while we wait for him to get back to game speed. And who knows, since Cam is a competitive guy, maybe watching Ellis perform as he did last night will serve to focus his attention a bit more quickly.

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