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07-22-2013, 12:34 PM
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Originally Posted by AD Skinner View Post
A lot will probably depend on how the NHL season starts. If Ward comes out playing incredible and/or one of Price/Crawford/Holtby is playing poorly or gets hurt, the door will open for Ward to make his case.
It will have to be more than one of them, because Luongo and Smith also received invites. That means there are 3 goalies ahead of Ward for the last backup spot.

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Originally Posted by Oenatzu View Post
He still has a chance to play himself back on the team with a hot start to the season.
To me, he had a golden chance in the 2012 WC and didn't play well at all. That put him in a position where he had to change some minds in 2013, and he didn't do that either.

There's always a chance, but I really don't think it's likely at this point. There would have to be a perfect storm of injuries and slumps, combined with Ward having a sensational year. Of course I hope it happens, but what is the likelihood?

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