B's @ Caps, 3/5/2013 @ 7:00 PM at the Phone Booth
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03-05-2013, 02:11 PM
Join Date: May 2011
Location: Fairfax, VA
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The Ward loss is overrated. ~.908 (?) goaltending isn't that hard to replace on the whole.
Now, it's attainable [in theory at least] because there are no good teams in the division. But Ward going down doesn't really change the dynamic.
Except that instead of having a .908ish guy who's proven that he can take a heavy workload, now they have a .908ish replacement that hasn't seen full-time duty in a long time. Even if they platoon him, the other guy is not as good as Cam Ward.
There's also the "playing in front of the #1 gives the boys confidence" trust argument, but it's a harder sell.
Either way, they're not as good minus Cam Ward IMO. Enough to suddenly choke away the division? To the Caps? Who knows.
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