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Legace Off To Germany

from HockeyWeb.de (translated),

The Iserlohn Roosters of the German Hockey League (DEL) have taken a new goalkeeper for the rest of the season under contract. From the NHL club Carolina Hurricanes replaced the 37-year-old Canadian Emmanuel “Manny” Legace at the Iserlohn Seilersee.

Legace is the crew of the Sauerland give more security. “We have tried very hard in recent days about how to promote Manny’s and are very happy that he has chosen for us,” said manager Karsten Mende.

continued and thanks to a KK reader for the pointer…

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german_wing's avatar

thx for the shout-out, paul.

ugh, google translations are creepy as soon as anything german is involved. guess twain was right after all wink

some additional info for anyone interested:

the roosters also managed to grab norm maracle a few years ago, dunno how they manage to get ex-nhlers even though that club sure can’t offer any big bucks.

wade dubielewicz signed a 1-year contract in cologne some weeks ago, if i were him, i’d fire my agent. cologne’s a classy club with a rich history, but they’re likely to be cannon fodder throughout the season due to some grave financial mismanagement (some disease almost every del club catches at some point, it seems). so - have fun, dubie. in his first game, the sharks got shellacked 6-2 and dubie even managed not to look bad.

there’s a load of didn’t-quite-make-it-to-the-nhl players in the del (yea, i know, just like in almost every european league or the khl), but just like with the legace signing, i keep getting surprised which guys actually come to play here. mannheim got mcgillis, for example. and robyn regehr’s younger brother richie still plays here ever since deciding to come over. the list goes on and on ...

okay, i’ll stop now before i’ll get into a hockey delirium of fond memories about the lockout.

just one more thing: in the article they say that “everyone expected legace to get a solid backup job somewhere in the nhl” and that it’s a surprise he didn’t get one. am i the only one thinking “not really?!” about that statement?

Posted by german_wing from Toronto, Canada on 10/13/10 at 08:21 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Legace is the crew of the Sauerland give more security.

The crazy translation aside, two words that haven’t inhabited the same sentence since Manny’s days in Detroit are “Legace” and “security.”

am i the only one thinking “not really?!” about that statement?

Not by a long shot.  LOL

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 10/13/10 at 08:31 PM ET

german_wing's avatar

The crazy translation aside, two words that haven’t inhabited the same sentence since Manny’s days in Detroit are “Legace” and “security.”

actually it was about stability, but you’ve got the point.

maybe legace chose to come here since we don’t have that new goalie equipment rule. he was the one always called out as an example for “cheating”, if i remember that correctly.

fun fact: the top clubs in the del have a total season budget which is the same amount of money for example brian campbell gets paid per year.

Posted by german_wing from Toronto, Canada on 10/13/10 at 08:36 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

...the top clubs in the del have a total season budget which is the same amount of money for example brian campbell gets paid per year.

Well, that’s better than having a budget that’s equal to what Campbell is worth. smile

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 10/14/10 at 01:33 AM ET

german_wing's avatar

that’d be the lower tier clubs, then *g*

just had fun playing around with number when the sharks were in mannheim and we realized that their first line gets paid thrice the amount of the eagles’ season budget.

Posted by german_wing from Toronto, Canada on 10/14/10 at 07:37 AM ET

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