Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Congratulations Eddie!

Yesterday Eddie Belfour was inducted into the Hockey Hall of Fame. His perimeter fans may remember him more for his interesting and often questionable behavior off the ice. He drank, he got rowdy, he had special demands. But as Joe Nieuwendyk, also inducted yesterday and a teammate of Belfour during their Stanley Cup winning years with the Dallas Stars, talked about the off-ice Eddie he made a special point that no matter what went on with Eddie the Eagle away from the net, when the clock hit 20:00 and the period light said 1, he was ready to go, play hard and make saves. And that is what separated him from being just another clown-athlete out of uniform.

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