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Video: Ed Belfour remembers his time with Chicago

Mar 25, 2012, 8:59 PM EDT

Ed Belfour was never drafted by an NHL club, but the Chicago Blackhawks were willing to take a chance on him and the league proved to be better off for it. Only Martin Brodeur and Patrick Roy have won more regular season games than Belfour. Chicago decided to honor his time with the team on Sunday.

Belfour also played for the San Jose Sharks, Dallas Stars, Toronto Maple Leafs, and Florida Panthers during his career. He was a particularly dominant force in the playoffs and won a Stanley Cup with the Stars in 1999. He got to the finals again one year later, but lost to the New Jersey Devils in six games.

  1. kicksave1980 - Mar 26, 2012 at 3:45 AM

    I grew up a big Blackhawks fan, and when I was a kid, I wanted to be Ed Belfour so bad. I’m a goalie, and when I was a kid, I did everything like Eddie…from cleaning the crease to hacking forwards in the ankles for being in the crease. As we grow older, we stop prying these guys on a pedestal and realize that they’re just regular guys…but in my mind, the kid in me won’t let me forget that Ed Belfour is the greatest goalie to ever play the game…even if you don’t agree.

    • lonespeed - Mar 26, 2012 at 8:53 AM

      Do you also try to get out of an arrest by tempting local police with billion dollar bribes?

  2. quonce - Mar 26, 2012 at 8:58 AM

    Take a look at the turn of the millennium Stanley Cup Final match ups:

    1999 – Belfour v Hasek
    2000 – Brodeur v Belfour
    2001 – Roy v Brodeur

    Pretty sick! And around these years, maybe a year or two earlier, Curtis Joseph was taking the 8th seeded Oilers past 1 seeded teams almost single handedly!

    Epic time for goaltending in the NHL

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