Monday, August 20, 2007

The Era of Eddie ends

We all knew that something this good couldn't stay with us forever. Ed, I know there are a whole bunch of hockey players waiting to step into your sweaty, stinky, partying, resisting arrest shoes, but no one will ever live up to you. Amen.

(CP) - Having failed to land a job with an NHL team, veteran goaltender Ed Belfour is reportedly ready to continue his career overseas.

According to a report in Swedish sports publication Expressen, Belfour is "very close" to signing a contract with second-division Leksand of the Swedish League. Belfour became an unrestricted free agent in July after spending last season with the Florida Panthers.

Belfour, 42, went 27-17-10 with a 2.77 goals-against average for the Panthers last season. The two-time Vezina Trophy winner has 484 career wins in 17 seasons with Chicago, San Jose, Dallas, Toronto and Florida.

And just because we are going to miss him so, here are some of Eddie's greatest hits:

(x-posted on Cap Addiction)


Kirsten said...

EEEEEEDIE! I will miss yelling that, but that would be the only thing I will miss about him. Besides reading about his latest antics in the paper...

Jordi said...

Poor Eddie, the dog who needed to be... put down. He's at a better place now.