Comments on: Aaron Ward traded to Boston for Paul Mara
NHL - Hockey Trade Rumors, providing NHL Hockey Trade Rumors since 1996Tue, 30 Sep 2014 15:35:58 +0000hourly1By: NHLman
Tue, 27 Feb 2007 17:43:21 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=15199#comment-213948Ward is not the defensive asset that everyone thinks he is. After watching Ward for the entire season he is a 5th defenseman. This is sort of like the Rangers admitting they should have resigned Poti over Ward, since Mara is in the same mold as Poti.
Tue, 27 Feb 2007 17:23:09 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=15199#comment-213947Decent trade for both teams. Mara had an abysmal year with Boston but came off a career year in Phoenix. Boston picked up a PP quarterback with Dennis Wideman in the Boyes trade so they addressed their PK with Aaron Ward. Slight edge to Beantown in this trade but rumor has it there was tension between Jagr and Ward in the dressing room so they had to unload him.
Tue, 27 Feb 2007 15:59:39 +0000http://localhost/wordpress24/?p=15199#comment-213946Mara is aweful. He is big and seems to be quite tough. However he is lost in his own zone, and truely costed Boston defensively. I think Stuart and Mara costed Boston a lot this year in terms of defensive play. He could maybe be a power play specialist but not good in my opinion.