The end of goalie Manny Legace's career has the look and feel of its beginning.
Maybe not in his worn-down body, which just a couple of weeks ago almost forced him into retirement for good.
And maybe not in overall mental acuity. Or, as Legace himself puts it, "I'm still dumb as a box of rocks."
Legace jokes a lot like that, punctuating most breaks in his conversation with the laugh of a mischievous school kid.