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Few Canadian Goalies To Go Round

Published by on April 22, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

Ken Warren of Canwest News Service today wrote a feature about Team Canada's current third goaltender for the 2009 IIHF World Championships: Fred Braithwaite.

Maybe it's just because I grew up a London Knights watcher in Southwestern Ontario that I've always liked this guy: at 5'7" and 185 lbs, he's about my size, too, a typical underdog who has, in 16 professional seasons, amassed just over 250 NHL games.

He's 36 years old, which in the wake of stalwarts like Curtis Joseph, Ed Belfour or Dominik Hasek, isn't so bad, and his recent form—MVP and goaltender of the year in the German Elite League with the Mannheim Eagles—suggests that there is still some gas left in his tank.

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