October 30, 1999 |
Boston Bruin goaltender Byron Dafoe ended his holdout Friday, signing a three-year contract that could have him back in goal as soon as next week. "Four or five practices and I should be ready to go," said Dafoe, who has been skating every day on his own in preparation for his anticipated return. "I want to play as soon as possible, and I want to make sure that I'm at the highest level before I enter a game." Negotiations have been stalled for months.
October 17, 1998 |
Boston goaltender Byron Dafoe, a former member of the Kings, came into the Great Western Forum on Friday night, figuring he was hotter than he has been in his life. "I've never had a streak like this," said Dafoe who hadn't given up a goal in 151 minutes 29 seconds when the game started and extended that bit of perfection to 162:19 until the Kings' Josh Green ended it with a power-play goal at 10:50 of the first period.
October 11, 1996 |
It had been more than two weeks since goaltender Byron Dafoe started a game, so he was feeling the layoff immediately after Thursday's 5-4 overtime loss in Philadelphia. "I'm really tired," said Dafoe, who last played in an exhibition on Sept. 24. "My legs are heavy. It doesn't matter how much you practice, there's nothing like being in a game." Dafoe was worked so hard last season, he seemed to be melting away as he lost a lot of weight early on.
December 14, 1999 |
Talking and working with Coach Pat Burns paid off for Boston Bruin goalie Byron Dafoe. Dafoe, the NHL shutout leader last season with 10, stopped 32 shots for his first this season as the Bruins beat the Phoenix Coyotes, 2-0, Monday night at Boston to stop a six-game winless streak. During practice Sunday, Burns and Dafoe had some time to discuss things before the pair worked together. "He came out with me and actually did goalie drills, which was kind of interesting," Dafoe said.
January 31, 1997 |
King goaltender Byron Dafoe has become the team's winless-streak breaker. For the fifth time this season, Dafoe ended a winless stretch of at least two games as the Kings held on to defeat the Hartford Whalers, 5-3, Thursday night, their first victory since the All-Star break. Before an announced crowd of 11,036 at the Forum, Dafoe made 29 saves to improve to 11-9-2 and end the Kings' five-game winless streak.
March 11, 1996 |
Both were headed in the right direction. The Ducks' Guy Hebert and the Kings' Byron Dafoe, goalies who have labored through recent difficulties, were on the upswing at the right time. Both had three-game winning streaks that helped their teams in the chase for the final Western Conference playoff spot. They had struggled and been questioned. The opportunity was there Sunday to put those things a little farther in the past. It was Hebert who took another step forward.