DETROIT - JANUARY 14: Cam Ward #30 of the Carolina Hurricanes gets into position as teammate Andrew Alberts #41 ties up Patrick Eaves #17 of the Detroit Red Wings as he takes a shot during an NHL game at Joe Louis Arena on January 14, 2010 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Reginek/NHLI via Getty Images)
I'm just excited about the opportunity. I've been on the ice earlier than usual and in the weight room, pushing around a little more weights than usual. Every day I go into a workout with a smile on my face and ready to go. When you do have a little more responsibility, you want to take your lunch pail and get ready to work.
— Brian Elliott to Jeremy Rutherford of the Post-Dispatch on being the Blues' No. 1 goalie