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Player Blog: Cam Ward

Friday, 10.3.2008 / 3:30 PM ET / Tracking the Storm
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Player Blog: Cam Ward

Ed note: Rather than put the burden on one player to check in often amid the busy season for a dedicated player blog, we've decided it would be better to rotate through the roster for brief updates throughout the year.

Today's subject is starting goaltender Cam Ward


Obviously we just had a longer offseason than what we were hoping for.  It was disappointing the way the season ended last year, but at the same time it’s a chance to use that as motivation coming into this season.  For the most part I stuck around Raleigh and made a couple of trips.  I went back home for about three weeks to Alberta and went on a Mediterranean cruise in Europe with Eric Staal and his wife and had a good time.

Ward

My wife and I really like it here.  We’ve got our house here, so for the most part I just enjoy being here.  I’ve got a boat down here, and there’s nothing better than having the nice weather down here to enjoy it.  You want to make at least one or two trips to make the family, and the only bad thing about living here is that it’s a long ways from home.  My parents are going to be flying in on Saturday and are going to be here for about a week and a half, so it’s going to be good for them to be here and see opening night.

I think everybody is excited to come back to camp and get things going again.  We feel very strong with the team we have with the skill and the character to be one of the top teams in this league.  Hopefully we get off to a good start.

Camp has been good, but camp is camp.  It’s a chance to get the feel back and to gel with one another again and try to get on the same page so you’re peaking on opening night October 10.  We’ve got a lot of new faces on the back end with our defense.  That will take time, but with that being said it’s the whole idea of the exhibition season to use this time to get to know one another so that come October 10 we have no excuses.

Personally for myself I’ve felt great in practice.  In practice you’re getting your reaction and your timing back, but when you get into a game situation it’s a completely different ball game.  You’ve got to be mentally focused for the full 60 minutes and anything can happen at any given time.  In practice you can anticipate what’s going to happen with set drills, and it’s very predictable.  In games it’s just getting the feel back and getting to know the new players on the team.

My first couple of exhibition games were a little bit of a struggle just to get back in the game flow of things again, but I was very happy and pleased with the way things went in Nashville.  Hopefully we can end on a positive note here on Sunday.

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 x - MTL 76 47 21 8 200 169 102
2 x - NYR 74 47 20 7 226 172 101
3 TBL 76 46 23 7 244 198 99
4 PIT 75 41 23 11 207 188 93
5 NYI 76 44 27 5 230 211 93
6 DET 74 40 22 12 216 201 92
7 WSH 75 40 25 10 218 186 90
8 BOS 75 37 25 13 199 195 87
9 OTT 74 37 25 12 216 199 86
10 FLA 75 34 26 15 186 205 83
11 PHI 76 30 29 17 198 219 77
12 CBJ 75 36 35 4 207 232 76
13 NJD 75 31 32 12 167 192 74
14 CAR 74 28 36 10 173 202 66
15 TOR 76 28 42 6 198 244 62
16 BUF 75 20 47 8 144 254 48

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
E. Staal 69 21 28 -11 49
J. Faulk 74 15 32 -17 47
E. Lindholm 73 16 21 -19 37
J. Skinner 69 18 13 -21 31
V. Rask 72 11 20 -11 31
R. Nash 68 8 17 -10 25
N. Gerbe 70 7 17 -13 24
J. McClement 74 7 13 -3 20
A. Nestrasil 46 7 13 4 20
J. Staal 38 4 16 -7 20
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 20 21 5 .911 2.40
A. Khudobin 8 15 5 .903 2.62