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What do you think about Belfour going to Sweden?
Sun, August 19, 2007

(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.

What do you think about 'Eddie the Eagle's' possible flight up north?

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Ed Belfour to Sweden?



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I know this is a late comment and probably noone will read it, But you people have no idea what kind of team Leksand is. It is the closest thing Sweden has to Toronto. They have fans all over the country, and when playing in towns like Stockholm their away-crowd often makes the home-crowd disappear. Yes, they are in the second division right now and they have went back and forth between the Elite-division and the second division for a couple of years. but before that no other team in Swedens hockey history could match the 52 years straight in the top division. Because you see, in the swedish league-system your team fall out of the top division if you fail enough. There is no team that stand secure from this. And I can tell you one of the safest bets you can make this season. Leksand will grab a place in the Elite division when this season draws to a close. The team is just freaking awesome this year. Way better than half of the Elite divisions teams. And I believe Belfour will make it in one way or another.

Eddie Läck is the goaltender that has led Leksand so far this season to the top place after 12 rounds, and he is 19 years old. If nothing else, Eddie Läck will be learning loads of stuff from Belfour and be a real contender in forthcoming seasons. And that in itself can be rewarding enhough for Belfour. I believe Belfour knows EXACTLY what he's doing and he will get the love from Leksand Fans all over Sweden, and he will feel it.

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Bo Eriksson, 2007-10-20 11:43:21

It's sad to see an aging athlete unable to accept that their best years are in the rear view mirror but Sweden is a good place for him to fade away gracefully.
John, 2007-09-13 13:15:16

Yea like Belfour needs a few hundred thousand eh wayne. I guess the many millions he has made playing in the NHL werent enough for him LOL.

To me it isnt about the money, its about playing for a second division team.

Belfour is just another athlete that doesnt know when its time to call it quits.
Jimmy, 2007-08-30 11:34:01

Yes canoe asked our opinion, not just yours.

Typical insult response from you.

What do call big bucks jimmy. $100K, 200K 300K Million. all are higher than ZERO. Would you turn down $100k to play hockey. I pay about $1000 a year to play. Didn't say it would be equal to NHL but its better than ZERO
wayne, 2007-08-30 09:40:20

wayne you idiot, canoe asked us for our opinion.

Of course Eddie could care less what we think, duh LOL.

I hardly think he is making the big bucks playing in a second division league LOL. Even if he was playing in the first division in Sweden it wouldnt even be close to what he made in the NHL LOL.


Jimmy, 2007-08-30 08:52:00

Michael yea like your life is anything special LOL.

You commented in here so I wonder where you are sitting ? LOL.

A great career ? LOL No, a good career, he played on a very good team in Dallas when he won the stanley cup. Dallas was a very good defensive team.

With no NHL team wanting him that should say it all, there are several that need a number 1 goalie. It is very rare when an athlete doesnt know when to pack it in and has to be told you arent good enough anymore.
Jimmy, 2007-08-30 08:46:44

Hey Jimmy,here is a guy that had a great NHL career and wants to continue playing a sport he loves and will retire financialy secure and your sitting in front of your computer,accomplishing nothing but making fun of him.Me thinks Jimmy has a bad case of envy.
Micheal, 2007-08-29 19:06:32

Get payed big bucks to play hockey or paid nothing to do nothing, what to do, What to do?

Maybe I should listen to a bunch of couch potatoes who work day in day out dreaming of my life who say do nothing and get nothing. Maybe I'll check out the canoe sight for advice.
wayne, 2007-08-29 10:53:43

To Gordon

Most athletes want to go out on top or by there decision to retire. No athlete in there right mind will hang around and be told they arent good enough anymore. There are a exceptions to the rule, but most will leave on there terms.
Chad, 2007-08-28 11:45:55

What's so wrong about going over and ending your career in Sweden.

Yes, it's a lower level, but he gets to play hockey at a more restful pace.

Good for Belfour still playing the game he loves.
Gordon S., 2007-08-27 22:55:18

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