Dafoe Done for Season

Atlanta Thrashers goaltender Byron Dafoe has been diagnosed with a sports hernia and is likely to miss the remainder of the season, according to a published report.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution stated that the injured goaltender, who has been sidelined with groin injuries three times, is expected to have surgery. The 31-year-old Dafoe is 5-11-1 with a 4.36 goals-against average this season.


12 Responses to Dafoe Done for Season

  1. mikster says:

    It’s good news for the Thrashers once Nieminen comes back.

    Dafoe was wasted money. Hmm, wonder ho wmuch he will ask this off-season?

  2. bruinfan37 says:

    As good of a goalie that he is… he was garbage this season. Should come back with a strong one next year.

  3. aaron says:

    The best deal on the market, eh Titans?

  4. titans says:

    Ahhh he sucked anyway! Whata bust! The Thrashers are better off without him.

  5. titans says:

    Even I can’t always be right.

  6. Glen says:

    Maybe this will make other players realize that sitting out affects your body more than your paycheck. We can only hope.

  7. cwhockey says:

    Nurminen. Pasi Nurminen.

    Dafoe was a $1.25M gamble. It didn’t pay off. That was a fairly obvious gamble from the start. No training camp, missed the first quarter of the season, pushed to prove his worth. Got hurt, tried to play through it, ended up making his injury worse. For a team simply trying to discover what they are about, worse trageties have occured. At least Dafoe will now have the time to heal himself for next season. 30+ wins cannot possibly be attributed completely to his team previously, he had to be doing something correctly.

    By the by, his option (player option) is for $3M next season, plus a $500k signing bonus. He will compete with Nurminen and Lehtonen for the job next season. With his skill and experience, chances are he will be in the top two. If he even moderately reverts to his previous form, he will be a good mentor to Lehtonen.

  8. cwhockey says:

    Oh, Titans.

    What you do not know boggles the mind. Please respond.

  9. titans says:

    Are you trying to tell me the Thrashers are better off with Dafoe the way he was playing??Please!!

  10. cwhockey says:

    Nope. They obviously aren’t better with him given his play. I don’t feel he’s a bust though. Given the long layoff and pushing to get himself into form quickly resulting in the injury, it’s not fair to say he’s a bust and it was a terrible waste for Atlanta. They have never had good goaltending and they got him for a cheap price this year. It was a risk, one that hasn’t panned out, yet.

    He did screw himself over by what he did last summer, and the effect snowballed. The things that have happened to him this year were largely his own fault. To jump to a rash conclusion that he’s a bust just isn’t the correct analysis. He could come back strong next season or maybe he will be a bust. Who knows? But given the circumstances of this situation, he deserves more than that quick label.

    You may not agree. I don’t know. I’m not gonna defend him to the ends of the earth because he has been disappointing this year, but I’m gonna give it more time until I come to any conclusion about his game and his ability to help Atlanta.

  11. aaron says:

    Hehe, suppose I don’t have much place to talk, considering how much I was pushing Richter. :p

  12. Pock says:

    This is a good comment, well done. Lets hope holdouts take notice.

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