Belfour on Team Canada?

Discussion in 'International Tournaments' started by The Legend, Dec 21, 2005.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. The Legend

    The Legend GW

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    Messages:
    5,012
    Likes Received:
    114
    Trophy Points:
    111
    On Hockeycentral tonight, they were saying that since the third goaltending spot just needs to be someone who has good chemistry with the team, that Ed Belfour might get it because of his work at the Salt Lake City Games.

    I happen to think that's a good idea.....

    Thoughts?
     
  2. SammyTheBull

    SammyTheBull Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 1, 2005
    Messages:
    4,515
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    :biglaugh: Never going to happen
     
  3. Tricolore#20

    Tricolore#20 PK PK PK

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2003
    Messages:
    8,255
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    94
    Location:
    Toronto
    Home Page:
    Well I wouldn't say NEVER. You never know.

    However, in this case it is highly unlikely. Sportsnet Hockey Central panel is mostly Toronto-centric (most of their guys had some affiliation with the Leafs, being Kypreos, Stellick, Watters), so Belfour is probably the name that comes up first for them.
     
  4. Macman

    Macman Registered User

    Joined:
    May 15, 2004
    Messages:
    3,222
    Likes Received:
    16
    Trophy Points:
    96
    God, no. He's been terrible this year.
     
  5. Steveorama

    Steveorama Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2003
    Messages:
    4,077
    Likes Received:
    10
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Location:
    Oakville, ON
    Home Page:
    Hmmmm...I know its only the 3rd goalie, but a couple of injuries and our hopes are riding on his back.
    I'm pretty sure we'd rather have someone who can actually stop some pucks, thanks.
     
  6. El_Scoobo

    El_Scoobo Registered User

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2004
    Messages:
    530
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Your Imagination
    Oh come on man!!! Even the biased Toronto reporters have conceded that Eddie has no chance. He's look weak in many games this season, imo.

    Look, I like Eddie and he's had a hall of fame career and I respect him for that. But his age is starting to show.
     
  7. The Legend

    The Legend GW

    Joined:
    Feb 24, 2004
    Messages:
    5,012
    Likes Received:
    114
    Trophy Points:
    111
    The thing is I understand that Belfour has been bad this year, but he wouldnt be there to stop pucks. He's more of a morale boosting type of guy
     
  8. Rick Middleton

    Rick Middleton Registered User

    Joined:
    May 14, 2002
    Messages:
    72,222
    Likes Received:
    114
    Trophy Points:
    186
    Location:
    Ottawa, ON
    You know Eddie will bring a keg to the clubhouse. Not sure they need that, though. Might be counterproductive before the game.
     
  9. sveiglar

    sveiglar Registered User

    Joined:
    Feb 27, 2002
    Messages:
    8,585
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I think the problem is that he could conceivably have to be a puck-stopper if injuries cropped up. Unless you wanted to waste a taxi-squad spot on Turco or Joseph. Better to name three guys you would trust to actually play and spend the taxi-squad on skaters.
     
  10. shakes

    shakes Pep City

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2003
    Messages:
    8,424
    Likes Received:
    14
    Trophy Points:
    96
    Home Page:
    god no... unless they are doing it to give other teams a chance
     
  11. God Bless Canada

    God Bless Canada Registered User

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2004
    Messages:
    11,793
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Newspaper reporter
    Location:
    Bentley reunion
    Belfour's been fantastic some nights, awful on others. He's starting to show his age. The fact that it took a considerable amount of time to pass Sawchuk (he was stuck on 447 wins for what seemed like forever) likely was the final nail in the coffin.

    Turco and Joseph have been much better this year. Turco was ever bit as good in accepting his role as the third goalie for last year's World Championships as Belfour was in the 2002 Olympics. (And Belfour was great in that role). There is no reason to pick Belfour over Turco.
     
  12. AgentOrange*

    AgentOrange* Guest

    Or atleast someone with a good back! :D
     
  13. ryz

    ryz Registered User

    Joined:
    Dec 24, 2004
    Messages:
    3,245
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Location:
    Canada
    Only in the Toronto media.
     
  14. AgentOrange*

    AgentOrange* Guest

    Get team Canada some strippers/hookers then. :sarcasm:
     
  15. flambers

    flambers Registered User

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2005
    Messages:
    1,479
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    I would think the chances are extremely unlikely he will be annouced. I believe the third goalie is Turco. With the Brodeur the starter and Luongo the backup.
     
  16. Scoogs

    Scoogs Registered User

    Joined:
    Jan 31, 2005
    Messages:
    18,309
    Likes Received:
    1
    Trophy Points:
    126
    Gender:
    Male
    Location:
    Toronto, Ontario
    For the sake of Canada... No.
     
  17. Lobstertainment

    Lobstertainment Oh no, my brains.

    Joined:
    Nov 26, 2003
    Messages:
    11,785
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Burger Flipper
    Location:
    Toronto
    Belfour doesn't deserve to be on Team Canada.

    Turco, Broduer, Luongo are probably the three most deserving.
     


  18. I definitely agree. I would put Turco in over Joseph.
     
Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Share This Page

monitoring_string = "358c248ada348a047a4b9bb27a146148"