Hey, remember all that stuff I wrote about Josh Harding a couple days ago? Sticking out halfway through last year on a bum hip, what a great guy and teammate he is, how hard he's fought to come back ready for the new year?
Russo has the latest.
I feel so bummed for Harding. He really is one of my favorite NHL players, even if he is only a backup goaltender. And don't get me wrong, I'm thrilled for Anton (assuming he does, in fact, nail down the roster spot). He's a good kid and a talented goalie with a super attitude and a heck of a strong "Aw, Shucks" factor. Of course, pretty much every member of the 2009 Aeros playoff team's going to have a special place in my hockey-loving heart. Man, that year was fun.
Still, I can't think of worse guy for this to have happened to. Good luck, #37. The entire staff of FOMW believes in you.