Dominik Hasek's agent: "He will play, and he will excel"
Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:40 PM
The 47-year-old former Red Wings goalie who won the 2002 and 2008 Stanley Cups with the team is planning an NHL comeback, according to his agent, Ritch Winter.
“He will play,” Winter said to ProHockeyTalk. “There is no option. He will play and he will excel and he will do all of the things he can do.
“That’s his view of it. There’s one objective, and that’s it — he won’t fail.”
Hasek retired in 2008 after the Wings' Stanley Cup run in which he lost his starting goaltending job to Chris Osgood in the first round. He started 40 games that season, holding a save percentage of .902.
He also played for the Red Wings from 2001-04, winning the Cup in 2002, and starred in Buffalo from 1992-2001. He is a six-time Vezina Trophy winner as the NHL's best goaltender and won the MVP award in 1997 and 1998.
The Red Wings have no interest in bringing Hasek back. But Winter is convinced Hasek, despite turning 48 in January, is still in prime shape to compete in the NHL after playing in Czechoslovakia.
“He’s done all of the stuff you’d expect a NASA scientist to do before they go into a venture like this,” Winter told ProHockeyTalk. “He’s measured his reflexes, he’s measured his reaction time and it’s identical to what it was at the time he won a number of Vezina trophies. He’s actually 1.6 pounds off his playing weight at the Nagano Olympics (in 1998).
“Who keeps records like that? I guess Dom. Who knows their body, does reaction time and reflex training and measurement? I guess Dom.”
Hasek's NHL plan may not include the Sabres, however. General manager Darcy Regier told the Buffalo News that, despite meeting with Hasek, the team isn't interested in bringing him back.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:50 PM
Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:53 PM
All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:
Holland is a damn good GM. period.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 06:56 PM
Give it up Hasek please...
No doubt. You have nothing more to prove Dom.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:15 PM
"Mess up tomorrow, don't mess up now".
- Harry James Benson, CBE.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:40 PM
Posted 13 July 2012 - 07:46 PM
Um, the last time Hasek played in Czechoslovakia was in the 80's.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 08:39 PM
Edited by Hey man nice shot!, 13 July 2012 - 08:40 PM.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 09:07 PM
Garth Snow's going to beat him to it & sign him to a 15 year deal. How often do the Islanders get a chance at a guy with Dom's credentials after all.
Scott Howson needs a goalie + Scott Howson is stupid as hell = The Dominator has a new job. It's simple math really.
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Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:03 PM
1) Still loses sleep over Ozzy taking over for him in 2008 and getting the job done and doesnt like hows thats his NHL career ended.
2) Is finding any excuse to get away from a s***ty marriage.
lol ... best of luck. If he makes a comeback and is a decent backup for 20 or so games good for him. Hell be the Randy Couture of hockey.
Posted 13 July 2012 - 10:06 PM
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Posted 14 July 2012 - 08:40 AM
Formerly known as The Nephilim.
Babs sure hurries himself into the presser, sits down, and f*cks up a bottle of water like no one in the room has had any for days.
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