In describing his humorous exploits on Twitter The Vancouver Sun believes Eddie Lack 25 seems to be a throwback to the day when goalies were goofy and flaky and free-spirited. His smile is infectious. Assuming he wins the Canucks’ backup job ahead of fellow Swede Joacim Eriksson Lack seems destined to become an immediate fan favourite.

“I’m just trying to have fun in life and make other people laugh” he said. “I do enjoy being out there. I think I get it from my dad. He likes to talk a lot. I feel like there are two types of goalies: the goalie who just keeps to himself and the goalie who is a little bit louder. I think for sure I’m the second type.”

His 2012-13 season was cut short after just 13 games with a hip issue that eventually required surgery in late January. Lack doesn’t sense missing that time has set him back.