Building Winning Legace In St. Louis

By Mike G. Morreale
NHL.com Staff Writer

Please excuse former ECHL and current St. Louis Blues goalie Manny Legace while he sets the record straight.

“People will never mistake me for a (Martin) Brodeur or even a (Miikka) Kiprusoff,’’ Legace told NHL.com. “I’m just that type of goalie who’s trying to do enough to keep my team in the game.’’

While that may be true, Legace’s play earned him a spot on the Western Conference for the 2008 NHL All-Star Game. Being named to the All-Star Game meant the world to Legace.

“I don’t think I stopped smiling for three weeks when I got the news,’’ Legace said. “You have no idea how excited I was when I got the call and how excited I was leading up to game; it was an absolute blast. I always watched All-Star Games on television with my dad. To go out there and not worry about hockey, but just have some fun was great. I had an entourage of about 20 people, including aunts and uncles from Detroit.’’

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