The only positive about Aaron Ward was that he helped us get Paul Mara who I would rather have over Roszival, Redden, and sometimes over Girardi. He stood up for his teammates, had a pretty good shot (when he used it), and his playoff beards were legendary.
**** Aaron Ward... Is that good enough for you? He was a tool bag when he was on this team the first time, and honestly I don't think he would want to come back. He tried to start **** with Jagr which is what got him sent packing the first time.
I've stopped posting here largely because of the insanely stupid comments and misplaced vitriol from a small band of posters but the even the sight of this guy's name as a potential pickup compels me to sound off.
Ward sucked as a Ranger hands down and getting rid of him was one of the smarter things this club has done...he should have never gotten the contract in the first place. That we got Mara as a result was one of the more fortunate conclusions to what I deemed worse than signing Poti.
I pray that this remains pure speculation....if we should take any former Ranger back then we should go get Mara and tell him we're sorry but we thought we could do without the only Ranger in the past 3 seasons who actually has consistently stood up for his teammates and at least attempted to inject some fear and punishment into those
attempting to camp out in our crease
Anyone who has seen him play would say "hell no". The guy is horrible and a shell of himself. He is slow-footed and misses a lot of the checks he used to make. There is a a reason Boston moved him to pick up Morris(who the Ranger didnt want back to begin with).