2014 - Canada Roster Discussion (Part III)
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08-26-2012, 10:17 AM
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It's not the Cup or Conn Smythe making me pick Ward. It's his current level of play - Cam Ward has really stepped it up in the last 2 seasons ... quietly playing well behind a bad defence in Carolina. He hasn't been elite, but he definitely isn't an average goalie like Niemi.
One game in this year's WC is making you doubt Ward? Remember, the only active Canadian goalies who have won a World Championship are ... Roberto Luongo and Cam Ward.
Really don't want to beat a dead horse any more. Luongo's stinkers didn't cost Vancouver a Cup - horrible special teams and the offence drying up did. Even if Luongo had played like an elite goalie, the Bruins would still have won - they just wouldn't have posted blowout scores. If anything, Luongo was a major reason we were even in position to win the Cup in the first place.
Oh, and if one bad playoff series disqualifies you from Olympic competition, then Ward and Fleury are out too.
Except Luongo's been terrible for the last three years.
No, he's the only thing that kept them from winning it: When the chips were down and he needed to make a save, he couldn't. The dude didn't even play every game in the SCF because of how bad he was, and yet he played "like an elite goaltender"? Give me a break.
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