Thomas pushes Ducks closer to Cup

Updated: June 5, 2003, 11:33 AM ET
By By Jim Wilkie | NHL Insider
Every one of his 19 NHL seasons is etched in Anaheim right winger Steve Thomas' face, battle scars of a hockey survivor who isn't afraid to stick his nose in dangerous places.

"He's superior," Mighty Ducks head coach Mike Babcock told reporters about Thomas. "He's in your face, he's on the puck, he's tenacious. ... Also, he's as excited as any player I've ever seen."