Michael Ryder, Power Forward?
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01-14-2004, 07:55 AM
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I know what you mean, but some people considered John Leclair a Power Forward in his prime, and he never fought or played with a mean streak, he just played big on the ice and commanded attention in the offensive zone, so your argument of what a Power Forward is, makes sense, but is not valid...
It most certainly is valid. Just because people thought LeClair was a power forward doesn't mean my definition of power forward is not valid. There are many disagreements about what a power forward is; one's not more valid than another. It's opinion.
LeClair's a player that played a power game, and he scored his goals by driving the net and knocking over defensemen. While he wasn't the traditional power forward in playing a mean game, he was fearless in driving the net and his game was as physical as anyone's, as he -- along with Lindros -- was the most difficult player to handle around the net and down low.
He also has around 25lbs on Ryder, and a boatload of natural strength and thickness.
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