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from Terry Jones of the Edmonton Sun,
It was early in the second period when the video clip of the night in the National Hockey League and yet another freeze frame of a ninth-straight season out of the playoffs for the Edmonton Oilers transpired.
Starting goaltender Viktor Fasth was pulled after the Anaheim Ducks had scored at the seven-second mark and again at the 50 second mark to make it 3-0.
The furious Fasth came back to the bench and fired his mask into the stick rack.
Then, with a great deal of animation, the former Ducks back-up goalie screamed at the Oilers players on the bench at some length.
There was a scene in the Oilers dressing room as the media headed to the goaltenders corner.
continued and below watch the "furious Fasth"...
The Edmonton Oilers have made a goalie swap, trading Ilya Bryzgalov to Minnesota and adding Viktor Fasth from Anaheim:
The details of compensation are forthcoming.
from Jim Matheson of the Edmonton Journal,
He laughs when asked if he ever played for Sweden in the world junior when he was a teenager.
“No, I was not that good,” he said.
When asked if Henrik Lundqvist was a role model, he says yes, of course, but “We are the same age. When he started in the NHL, I think I was in the third division in Sweden. Seems like a long way here for me.
“Yeah, of course, I thought of quitting but I love hockey.”
Fasth is the poster boy for late-bloomers. He’s also under-sized by NHL standards at six feet and 192 pounds, when there’s an army of guys six-foot-four and up.
He’s also as good as Jonas Hiller, the Ducks’ long-time No. 1 goalie. Hiller, who may be more acrobatic, could start in the playoffs, but he might have a short leash. Fasth, who is very technical, is that good.