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'The Eagle' has embarked on a flight of fancy -- to Sweden

No question about it, Eddie "The Eagle" Belfour has rarely done what people expected. So it should come as no surprise that he's playing ini a second-tier Swedish league. Risto Pakarinen reports.

Originally Published: October 26, 2007
By Risto Pakarinen | Special to ESPN.com

LEKSAND, Sweden -- Ed Belfour started his trip in North Dakota, had a stopover in Chicago, and finally arrived in Sweden. And that's not just his flight itinerary for last week. That's his career, in a nutshell.

Last season, Ed Belfour posted a respectable .902 save percentage in 58 games with the Florida Panthers. He also, at one point, played 27 consecutive games, the longest since his rookie season in Chicago 17 years prior.

However, as solid as his season was, it didn't get ...

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