What would have Eddie signed?

Eddie "The Eagle" Belfour will be in town later today as the Florida Panthers and Tampa Bay Lightning cap a home-and-home series at the St. Pete Times Forum.

Now, most hounds know that Eddie is one of the toughest players to get. He seldoms signs and, when he does, he limits it to cards. Maybe that's because of this.

I'm gonna be optimistic, though. I'll be carrying a official Chicago Blackhawks jersey with Belfour's name and number, a Toronto Maple Leafs puck and, of course, a card. In fact, it's one of those Pacific Exhibit 4x6 cards

After all, he's sporting a stellar 8.89 goals-against average and a rock-solid .556 save percentage after giving up four goals on nine shots in 26 minutes of action Oct. 7 against Atlanta.

I'll let you know how I do.

Addendum: Between staying late at work, having to run some errands, goofing off at home and getting a late start, I decided to not even bother hounding the Panthers. It proved to be a mistake. The team was staying at the hotel housing the restaurant where we normally eat before games. The biggest name we saw was Gary Roberts, but he was getting on the bus. Oh well, they'll be back a couple more times. The only place we saw Belfour was on the ice.


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