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Oral History: The Rise and Quick Fall of Vezina Winner Jim Carey

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I saw this in a comment in a GGSU post.  Sharing because I remember him for a few reasons.  I remember his name, obviously, because I was 13 at the time and loved the Actor.  I remember hating the way he strapped his mask(same as how Hellebuyck wears his now).  Most of all I remember him being really friggin good for like 2-3 seasons and then I have no recollection whatsoever of what happen to him.  Well, this filled the memory gaps for me.

https://thehockeynews.com/news/article/oral-history-the-rise-and-quick-fall-of-vezina-winner-jim-carey

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Two decades ago Jim Carey took the NHL by storm. After an impressive showing the season prior, Carey had a Vezina Trophy-season in 1996 as a 21-year-old. His pro career was short, but it was prosperous. He signed a four-year, $11-million contract, but injuries quickly took their toll. And after stops in Boston and St. Louis, along with a couple stints in the minors, Carey retired from hockey. There was no Hollywood ending to the brief career of the goalie nicknamed ‘Net Detective.’  ...

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I'd really like to get Jim's perspective on things. I've heard/read so much from others about him, I'd like to hear it straight from the man. It seems though, that he doesn't have an interest in discussing it. I mean, to go from a Vezina season to out of the game a few years later...

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