Sign in with your NHL account:
  • Submit
  • Or
  • Sign in with Google
Capitals vs. Hurricanes
Tracking the Storm

Player Blog: Cam Ward

Friday, 10.03.2008 / 3:30 PM / Tracking the Storm
Carolina Hurricanes
X
Share with your Friends


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.

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 MTL 61 40 16 5 167 135 85
2 NYR 60 38 16 6 190 148 82
3 NYI 62 40 20 2 200 173 82
4 TBL 62 37 19 6 203 167 80
5 PIT 61 35 17 9 176 152 79
6 DET 59 33 15 11 173 154 77
7 WSH 62 33 19 10 184 156 76
8 BOS 60 29 22 9 158 158 67
9 FLA 61 26 22 13 145 172 65
10 PHI 62 26 25 11 164 181 63
11 OTT 58 25 23 10 166 161 60
12 NJD 61 25 27 9 137 161 59
13 CBJ 60 26 30 4 157 189 56
14 TOR 61 25 31 5 170 185 55
15 CAR 59 22 30 7 134 159 51
16 BUF 62 19 38 5 120 207 43

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
J. Faulk 59 11 27 -16 38
E. Staal 54 18 18 -9 36
E. Lindholm 58 11 15 -16 26
J. Skinner 54 15 9 -16 24
R. Nash 56 7 14 -9 21
N. Gerbe 55 6 14 -13 20
A. Sekera 57 2 17 -7 19
V. Rask 57 8 10 -18 18
J. McClement 59 4 12 1 16
J. Staal 23 4 11 -1 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
C. Ward 16 19 4 .914 2.35
A. Khudobin 6 11 3 .901 2.73