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11-19-2012, 01:31 PM
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Originally Posted by y2kcanucks View Post
That's not true at all. The only rebuttals I've seen are "ward is good Lolz" and "ward faces lots of shotty zzz" and they really don't address anything at all.

Cam Ward's average stats are just that, average. You don't realize how having more shots can also improve a goalies SVP? That means if he lets in a bad goal or two a game, he can still post a decent SVP because there's more shots to shelter that.

Ward gets overhyped because of the playoffs, yet he was blown out of the water in the last playoff series he played in. And if injuries or defense is an excuse for him why doesn't that apply to anyone else? Specifically to this thread Carey Price has dealt with a defense that got absolutely destroyed to injury yet posted better numbers.
Ward has played in 7 playoff series and lost only 1 of them. He has played in Game 7 of a series 4 times and never lost. Getting run over by a team that boasted Malkin and Crosby, both having ELITE playoff runs together in perhaps the only time we will get to see that team of destiny make a run like that, is nothing at all to be embarrassed about. Losing to the eventual cup winners when the team in front of you has grinded out two series going 7 games is not even close to shameful. Prior to that series, Ward had a .927 save percentage and a sub 2.3 goals against in 14 games against two superior teams. Are you really going to look at a player that is 6-1 in playoff series and claim that the ONE loss is the true barometer of the player? A player that is undefeated in Game 7, when at the end of the rink across from him in those games included Ryan Miller, Martin Brodeur, and Tim Thomas?

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