Monday, July 02, 2018

Hawks Add Ward as Insurance

If the Chicago Blackhawks are in need of a goalie to start the regular season, if Corey Crawford isn't quite ready to go, they've done a great job, signing Cam Ward to a 1-year deal, reportedly worth $3 million, helping to kick off the silly season for the Blackhawks.

The 34-year old veteran had played his entire career with the Carolina Hurricanes, winning a Cup with them back in 2006 and has really had his ups and downs with the club in recent years.  Last season, despite going into the year thinking he would be the number two guy, he still appeared in 43 games, posting 23 wins and 50 points in the hockey pool, good enough for 24th among all goalies. 

Now, he adds some real stability to the Blackhawks, who suffered mightily, when Crawford went down with his season-ending injury early on in the year and they just couldn't recover from it.  The Blackhawks can also be confident that Ward still has enough left in the tank to help carry this team, if needed, which makes this into a very solid signing for this team.

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