Thread: Post-Game Talk: Home Opener vs Bolts 1/22
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01-23-2013, 09:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Summer Ruutu View Post
What indication is there that Ward is suddenly going to be worthy of his massive salary and all the accolades he gets from a cult-like fanbase and fawning press?
Ignorning the fact you never answered my Ellis question:

- Ward has faced over 4500 shots over the past two years. That's about 500 more than the next closest goaltender. He's made more saves than most goaltenders face in shots.
- During that same time span, he's played in 28 games where he's faced 40 or more shots. Not only is that the most in the league by far, it's more games than Lundqvist, Price, Miller, Thomas, Quick, and Fleury...combined. And to put that 28 games in another light, it's about 1 every 5 games where he faced 40 or more shots.
- Despite these ridiculous numbers, he's put up a respectable .918 SV% during that time. Behind a defense that's less than competent and behind a team that can't make the playoffs.

Ward would easily be worth his salary if we could field a team that didn't **** their pants at the sight of an offensive rush.

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