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08-26-2005, 12:25 PM
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Belfour close to 100%

According to this article in the Star, Eddie is feeling good and is raring to get started on the season. Encouraging news IMHO.
In related news, Belfour has also tossed his old mask in favour of the helmet/cage combination circa Glen Healy.


http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Con...3064&t=TS_Home

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According to this article in the Star, Eddie is feeling good and is raring to get started on the season. Encouraging news IMHO.
In related news, Belfour has also tossed his old mask in favour of the helmet/cage combination circa Glen Healy.


http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Con...3064&t=TS_Home
well, with the equpment size reduction perhaps on using the bigger helmet to help block high shots

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According to this article in the Star, Eddie is feeling good and is raring to get started on the season. Encouraging news IMHO.
In related news, Belfour has also tossed his old mask in favour of the helmet/cage combination circa Glen Healy.


http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Con...3064&t=TS_Home
He's wearing that helmet because he's playing as a forward in the picture.

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He's wearing that helmet because he's playing as a forward in the picture.
Good. The mask thing had me worried. I love that mask of his.

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this old guy has had about 18 months off and he's still not 100%? camp hasn't even started yet, and he's not 100%?

safe to say eddie will never be 100% again in his life.

how much longer can he keep playing? i like eddie, but the leafs will always be behind the 8-ball while eddie is in goal.

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this old guy has had about 18 months off and he's still not 100%? camp hasn't even started yet, and he's not 100%?

safe to say eddie will never be 100% again in his life.
Yes, and neither will Sundin, or Lindros, or Allison, or Frankie ... time does that.

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Excellent !!!

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Still, he turned in a stellar season, appearing in 59 games, finishing second in the NHL in regular-season shutouts (10, a career high), third in wins (34) and logging three more shutouts in a first-round playoff triumph over the Ottawa Senators.
I think that is a good indication of what the Leafs have and the Eagle gives us a chance to win each night ..

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I personally prefer the cage. There's so much more visibility with that than with the new masks.

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this old guy has had about 18 months off and he's still not 100%? camp hasn't even started yet, and he's not 100%?

safe to say eddie will never be 100% again in his life.

how much longer can he keep playing? i like eddie, but the leafs will always be behind the 8-ball while eddie is in goal.
do you watch hockey? Have you seen him play? I mean really. You should watch him. He is pretty good.

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According to this article in the Star, Eddie is feeling good and is raring to get started on the season. Encouraging news IMHO.
In related news, Belfour has also tossed his old mask in favour of the helmet/cage combination circa Glen Healy.


http://www.thestar.com/NASApp/cs/Con...3064&t=TS_Home
He had surgery and a whole year to recover. If he isn't EXACTLY 100% then something would be the matter.

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He had surgery and a whole year to recover. If he isn't EXACTLY 100% then something would be the matter.
yah like maybe he is not in game shape yet? Like the rest of the NHL?

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The question I would ask him is: "How is your 100% comparable to younger goaltenders in the league?"

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He's no where near 100, He just turned 40 for christ sake!

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Regardless, he's still one of the premier goalies in the league.

He was the reason for the Ottawa upset IMO.


And this is an Oilers fan speaking.

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He is pretty good.
he used to be good.

now he's 40 and not 100% after 18 months off. how long can he play? until he's 45? 50? 55?

belfour, along with many other nhlers in the twilight of their careers, should have used the lockout to bow out gracefully.

some of these old guys are really going to embarress themselves in the new nhl. i fear eddie is a prime candidate for embarressment.

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Am I the only one who mistook JFJ for Ron Francis for a brief moment?

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Am I the only one who mistook JFJ for Ron Francis for a brief moment?
I dunno if it's JFJ or Eddie's facial expression, but that picture is odd.

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yah like maybe he is not in game shape yet? Like the rest of the NHL?
Oh you are correct. He isn't in shape yet but he will be by October 5th when it matters. But as far as his back that should be 100% with surgery and a year off to rest.

IMO Belfour's back is 100% right now. But a headline like saying it is "almost" 100% creates more readers, sells more papers and results in more posts. Some of the people crafting the thread headlines have as much (if not more) savvy than those who write for the major newspapers. Bending the truth has become allowed in order to sell papers and stimulate readership of a thread.
Look at the misleading thread headlines of just the past 24 hours.

"JFJ to become Player/General manager"
"Luongo 'demands trade' "

Bottom line. Belfour is FINE. Everybody relax.

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08-26-2005, 02:42 PM
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he used to be good.

now he's 40 and not 100% after 18 months off. how long can he play? until he's 45? 50? 55?

belfour, along with many other nhlers in the twilight of their careers, should have used the lockout to bow out gracefully.

some of these old guys are really going to embarress themselves in the new nhl. i fear eddie is a prime candidate for embarressment.
He used to be good. How the hell do you know if he will not be better this year, then last when at the tender of of 38 he was one of 4 finalists for the Vezina and got 3 shutouts in the playoffs?

How long can he play? 45? why not? If he continues to stop the puck, is anything else relevant? He was an elite goaltender through his late 30s with a back needing major surgery. Now he has the surgery and a year to heal. Why would he be worse?

I will take Belfour and his $4 million smackers with back surgery over Mogilny's with hip surgery any day. And Belfour played 20 more games than mogilny last year.

People snicker at JFJ's lack of experience and laud the great Lou Lamorello -- well who signed the better deal? JFJ or Lou?

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He could be 2% and I'd still have him over Hasek.

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Am I the only one who mistook JFJ for Ron Francis for a brief moment?
I was shocked when I saw that pic, I didn't even think JFJ could skate.

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I was shocked when I saw that pic, I didn't even think JFJ could skate.
Drafted by Canadiens even and played 3 years of hockey in the AHL after his college career ended ..

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Belfour close to 100%, that's good... Now when Montreal plays Toronto, you guys will have a chance!

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Belfour close to 100%, that's good... Now when Montreal plays Toronto, you guys will have a chance!
That's right ... Have a chance to embarrass you guys that is ..

BTW .. Who is playing goal for you guys ???

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He could be 2% and I'd still have him over Hasek.
or robert esche.

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