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10-19-2012, 07:27 PM
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Originally Posted by DickSmehlik View Post
We know the real reason why he wasn't the starter and it wasn't because of his play. Eddie Belfour was supposed to be the starter and that was it. It is not uncommon for a back up goaltender to outplay the starter but the starter gets the benefit of the doubt because he has a body of work that the rookie can't claim.
Jimmy Waite was supposed to be the starter and Ed Belfour was a rookie in 1990-91. Then he was a contract holdout in 1991-92, and Chicago gave Hasek two of the first four games of the season. He played poorly. Ed Belfour got his money and took over from Jimmy Waite.

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