Cam Ward a 9.0B?!?!?!

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  1. Freaky Habs Fan

    Freaky Habs Fan Registered User

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    I really don't understand that one on HF ratings...sure he's good, but nowhere near the Brodeur/Hasek level...
     
  2. FLYLine27*

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    Dont take any of those ratings serious.
     
  3. Freaky Habs Fan

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    Yeah I know, but most of them are not THAT far off...
     
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    Why is it off? After all, it's a B, not an A. Are you saying that he doesn't have a chance to have Brodeur-like career? They both debuted at the same age, Brodeur got a Calder, Ward got a Smythe.
     
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    Well if ward is a 9.0 B than while is Jordan Staal a 8.0C?

    I don't understand the ratings.
     
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    There is nothing wrong with 9.0B for Ward.
     
  7. Powdered Toast Man

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    He was 8.5B a day ago...I coulda sworn.
     
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    Well, I think he deserves that rating. He proved a lot of things in the last playoffs, and it's just the beginning. He seems so calm in front of his net and he don't has a lot of flaws.
     
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    Lets see, he is a proven playoff goaltender, and then there was that little conn smythe he won. There was another goalie who did that once as a rookie, it wasn't Patrick Roy was it?
     
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    Different teams have different writers...some are more realistic than others.

    Staal is a 8C while Michael Frolik is a 8B for crying out loud.
     
  11. There is no set standard for ranking prospects, some writers are obviously a litter more objective than others.

    I wouldn't go parading around calling Ward a future superstar in goal yet, remember he was very mediocre during the regular season.
     
  12. Alessandro Seren Rosso

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    I wonder what has to do a player more than winning a Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy. I think Ward could retire from hockey, his career could be considered complete even if he's 22...
     
  13. Powdered Toast Man

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    Hell, Kopitar is a 8B and O'Sullivan is a 8.5B. Alot of ether are pretty crazy.
     
  14. Alessandro Seren Rosso

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    Sorry for being harsh but who ****ing cares...regular season means nothing. Great players play great in playoffs
     
  15. Even if 8.5B seems more right I think it have nothing wrong with a 9B rating.
     
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    But if a goalie doesn't show up for the regular season he can't be considered a great play. Gerber essentially got this team to the playoffs and then Ward carried it from there. Had Ward been the starter all year this would have been a borderline playoff team.
     
  17. Freaky Habs Fan

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    Well B is quite high...

    He do has the chance to have a great career but IMO, he's nowhere near Brodeur...

    And sure he won the Conn Smyth, but he wasn't that great in the regular season...
     
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    Wrong. The regular season means whether you actually make the playoffs or not. A goaltender MUST be good in the regular season AND the playoffs, not one or the other.
     
  19. Powdered Toast Man

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    Yea, yea, yea. :sarcasm:

    Ward > Brodeur
    Bryzgalov > Hasek
    Pisani > Steve 'freakin Yzerman

    Great players play great in both the regular season AND the playoffs. :teach:
     
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    Your avatar is hillarious!!!!
     
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    What?! You mean to tell me a Stanley Cup champion and Conn Smythe winner is rated a 9B? Nonsense! :sarcasm:
     
  22. Alessandro Seren Rosso

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    No. You get me wrong by purpose for sake of provocating.
    I just meant that players for being great players must play great in playoffs more than regular season. And players you mentioned are not great, they are legends
     
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    that should count as being graduated/not a rookie anymore
     
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    Ward can't be compared to Hasek, Brodeur or whomever has played a number of years. remember, this is a prospect rating.

    whether he's an 8c or a 9b, he played great for a 22 year old.

    i'd rank him up there with Lundqvist, Fleury, Lehtonen etc.
     
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    How bout ranking him above them, they all failed to make the playoffs let alone win the cup!:shakehead
     

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