Tuesday, July 25, 2006

EAGLE BACK IN BUSINESS

Good news for fans of Eddie "The Eagle" Belfour! Seems the Florida Panthers have had a change of heart and have signed the former Leaf, Blackhawk and Star to a one year deal. Hopefully Belfour's back problems are behind him ( ! ) and he can look forward to a healthy final season in the sunshine state. He will split puckstopping duties with Alex Auld and should see action in roughly 35 to 40 games. With 457 career wins Belfour can solidify his hold on second place on the all-time list. Placement in the HHOF surely awaits the end of this illustrious career. Hopefully he will not be inducted on his back

4 comments:

Zanstorm said...

I'm happy. And suprised. I agree with this signing especially because Florida NEEDED a bonafide goalie. Now WHAT is up with Manny Legace?

reality check said...

My take is this - Eddie is a colorful guy and the longer these old battlers hang around the more fun it is for everybody. It is good experience for Auld to play alongside him. Lots to learn from, including how NOT to go on a drunken binge!

flyonthesly said...

The leafs should have hung onto him..he's more useful there than florida.

reality check said...

He would have been busier signing hockey cards too!