By Lindsay Kramer
One by one, former ECHL goalie Mike Morrison has waved goodbye to many of his friends this summer.
And he couldn’t be happier.
Morrison has several hockey-playing pals who have decided to play overseas in 2009-10. He wishes them all well. Secure with a free-agent deal with the Albany River Rats after a so-so experience playing abroad last year, he is ecstatic to trade a long plane ride for several short bus trips.
”I see all my friends going to Europe this season,” said Morrison, 30. ”I’m so thrilled I’m not going with them. I’m so relieved to be here.”