Originally posted on Turner Sports Desk  |  Last updated 6/21/11
Bonnie Leydig,Contributing JournalistThe Washington Capitals announced on June 17th, 2011 that they had re-signed goaltender Dany Sabourin to a one-year, two-way contract. Shortly after reading about this, my immediate thought was about how unhappy some of the fans in Hershey would be over this news, as it is no secret among them that Dany is not a fan favorite. However, what a lot of fans failed to realized is that Sabourin ended the season with a record of 14-9-0 in the twenty-three games he played in. If you ask me, fourteen wins isn’t nearly bad enough to get the kind of treatment Sabourin gets from fans. I admit, I was guilty early in the season of saying to a friend “the guy you’re seeing is as reliable as Dany Sabourin” referring to his poor start to the season, though I’m very glad that as the season progressed Dany had me eating my words as he won game after game while Braden Holtby was in Washington. As many are aware, Dany’s season was cut short on January 21st, 2011 when Louis Robitaillie of the Albany Devils (AHL affiliate of the New Jersey Devils), ran Sabourin out of his crease causing a severe knee injury. Towards the end of May, I was lucky enough to meet Dany at a fan event in Hershey and had the opportunity to ask him how his recovery was coming along. He responded by telling me that he was skating again, but only lightly, and that he was very excited about being back on the ice. With the possibility of Braden Holtby getting a permanent place on the Capitals roster, Sabourin will more than likely be getting the starting goaltender position in Hershey for the 2011-2012 season less someone new is signed. My hope, as Dany grew on me greatly through this past season, is that Dany comes back to Hershey with a new fire to prove all of his nay-sayers wrong and show that he really is a talented net-minder.Bonnie LeydigCaps-Bears ReporterLike Turner Sports Desk on FacebookFollow TSDesk on Twitter
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