(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?
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.
Bo Eriksson, 2007-10-20 11:43:21
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
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
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
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
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
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
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