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(MLive.com)   Dominik Hasek wants to goaltend again in the NHL. At age 47. With a 77 year old groin   (mlive.com) divider line 37
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2012-05-25 05:05:27 PM
77 Year Old Groin is the name of my Rod Stewart cover band
 
2012-05-25 05:05:56 PM
Former Red Wings goalie? Sorry, he will always belong in Buffalo.

Also.. he is insane.
 
2012-05-25 05:08:04 PM
Just went through a divorce? Gambling debts? Wrecked his convertible?
 
2012-05-25 05:10:16 PM
still probably better than Steve Mason
 
2012-05-25 05:11:31 PM
Subby knows too much about this guy's junk.
 
2012-05-25 05:13:51 PM
No. You've already done this. Twice.
 
2012-05-25 05:21:51 PM
I found your goalie Stevie Y!
 
2012-05-25 05:24:01 PM

MrJesus: Former Red Wings goalie? Sorry, he will always belong in Buffalo.

Also.. he is insane.


This.
 
2012-05-25 05:25:25 PM
Who does he owe money to this time?
 
2012-05-25 05:29:12 PM

Mr.Tangent: I found your goalie Stevie Y!


I can see the conversation now.

"Steve Yzerman here"

"Hey Steve! It's me!"

"Who?"

"The Dominator! Look, I hear you're looking for a goalie and I..."

*Click*
 
2012-05-25 05:33:18 PM

Flappyhead: Mr.Tangent: I found your goalie Stevie Y!

I can see the conversation now.

"Steve Yzerman here"

"Hey Steve! It's me!"

"Who?"

"The Dominator! Look, I hear you're looking for a goalie and I..."

*Click*


He's probably still pissed that he gave up on the wrong goalie.
 
2012-05-25 05:34:27 PM
UNLIKELY tag out in the pool drinking beer?
 
2012-05-25 05:46:11 PM
I would not be shocked in the least if the Hawks signed him for a song.
 
2012-05-25 05:47:44 PM

MrJesus: Former Red Wings goalie? Sorry, he will always belong in Buffalo.

Also.. he is insane.


Does he still belong with Hull's skate in the crease?
 
2012-05-25 05:53:47 PM
old news, hes made comments like this last year
 
2012-05-25 05:57:37 PM
Gordie Howe played until he was 51. Chris Chelios played until he was 48.

So it's not completely preposterous.

Still, I'd have to think this is a bad idea. If Hasek were a great technical goaltender who relied on sound positioning, then maybe. But he played an unorthodox style that mostly relied on his reflexes and ridiculous natural agility, and I can't imagine those things are quite as sharp as they once were.

Greatest goaltender of all-time though. When he was at his peak in the mid-to-late 90s, he was the best player in the league, and better than his contemporaries Roy and Brodeur.
 
2012-05-25 06:06:34 PM

Rafe: I would not be shocked in the least if the Hawks signed him for a song.


Would be fitting in a way.

The Hawks should sign Stephane Beauregard, and then trade him for Hasek.
 
2012-05-25 06:21:05 PM

MrJesus: Former Red Wings goalie? Sorry, he will always belong in Buffalo.

Also.. he is insane.


And how many Cups did he win in Buffalo again? :D

Given that he was in Buffalo for most of a decade, I still consider him a Sabres goalie first...but his time with the Wings definitely counted for something.
 
2012-05-25 06:27:23 PM

Doc Daneeka: Gordie Howe played until he was 51. Chris Chelios played until he was 48.

So it's not completely preposterous.

Still, I'd have to think this is a bad idea. If Hasek were a great technical goaltender who relied on sound positioning, then maybe. But he played an unorthodox style that mostly relied on his reflexes and ridiculous natural agility, and I can't imagine those things are quite as sharp as they once were.

Greatest goaltender of all-time though. When he was at his peak in the mid-to-late 90s, he was the best player in the league, and better than his contemporaries Roy and Brodeur.


We'll have to agree to disagree on this one. One game with your life on the line, I'd pick Patty 10 times out of 10. My evidence, 3 Smythes. Also, I'll bring up 2001 Stanley Cup playoffs. In the Conference semi-finals Roy lets in 3 goals in the final 4 games, in the Stanley Cup finals, with the Devils up 3-2 in the series Patrick Roy lets in 1 goal in 120 minutes of Hockey to lead his team to the cup. He finished those playoffs with a 1.7 GAA and a ridiculous .934 save %.
 
2012-05-25 06:41:47 PM

Doc Daneeka: Rafe: I would not be shocked in the least if the Hawks signed him for a song.

Would be fitting in a way.

The Hawks should sign Stephane Beauregard, and then trade him for Hasek.


From Belfour/Hasek to Crawford/Emery. I'm sure the Chicago brass would love to have their netminding tandem of two decades' past right about now.
 
2012-05-25 07:26:01 PM

Evilsmurf: Doc Daneeka: Gordie Howe played until he was 51. Chris Chelios played until he was 48.

So it's not completely preposterous.

Still, I'd have to think this is a bad idea. If Hasek were a great technical goaltender who relied on sound positioning, then maybe. But he played an unorthodox style that mostly relied on his reflexes and ridiculous natural agility, and I can't imagine those things are quite as sharp as they once were.

Greatest goaltender of all-time though. When he was at his peak in the mid-to-late 90s, he was the best player in the league, and better than his contemporaries Roy and Brodeur.

We'll have to agree to disagree on this one. One game with your life on the line, I'd pick Patty 10 times out of 10. My evidence, 3 Smythes. Also, I'll bring up 2001 Stanley Cup playoffs. In the Conference semi-finals Roy lets in 3 goals in the final 4 games, in the Stanley Cup finals, with the Devils up 3-2 in the series Patrick Roy lets in 1 goal in 120 minutes of Hockey to lead his team to the cup. He finished those playoffs with a 1.7 GAA and a ridiculous .934 save %.


Not only that but he beat Brodeur head-to-head in that series.
 
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2012-05-25 09:32:19 PM
Some big time hockey player past his prime wants to play another season?

Sounds like someone the Blues will sign.
 
2012-05-26 01:14:12 AM
LuckiestGreatest goaltender of all-time though. When he was at out of position so many times his peak in the mid-to-late 90s, but had the ability to get back and it made him look like he was the best player in the league, but he still wasn't as good as his and better than his contemporaries Roy and Brodeur as evident by the multiple Cups his overrated ass doesn't have.
 
2012-05-26 01:18:46 AM
Cmon over here to Toronto, Dominik. Burkie will cut you a real nice cheque.

/*shudder*
 
2012-05-26 03:00:02 AM
 
2012-05-26 12:04:43 PM
Nice touch by the mods on closing the Devils / Rangers thread from last night.
 
2012-05-26 12:09:55 PM
I've got a friend here in Sweden - big Sabres fan. Poor sap - he could have chosen any NHL team and he picked Buffalo. Anyway, hearing about Hasek wanting to return, he said he'd get rid of Enroth or Miller for him. I accused him of being a Sabres fan too long and learning from their management. He laughed and then went to plan the parade route.

But how cool would that be if Hasek returned and brought Buffalo a Cup? Nigh impossible, I know, but it'd be one of the greatest story lines in the history of the NHL.
 
2012-05-26 12:58:53 PM

swahnhennessy: I've got a friend here in Sweden - big Sabres fan. Poor sap - he could have chosen any NHL team and he picked Buffalo. Anyway, hearing about Hasek wanting to return, he said he'd get rid of Enroth or Miller for him. I accused him of being a Sabres fan too long and learning from their management. He laughed and then went to plan the parade route.

But how cool would that be if Hasek returned and brought Buffalo a Cup? Nigh impossible, I know, but it'd be one of the greatest story lines in the history of the NHL.


Hasek still comes to Buffalo from time to time, as he's still involved with the charity he started there.

But no thanks. Sabres are set at goal with Miller and Enroth, and have a couple nice prospects coming up behind them.

Hasek shouldn't set foot on the ice of First Niagara Center again until it comes time to retire #39 and raise it to the rafters.
 
2012-05-26 01:03:27 PM

swahnhennessy: I've got a friend here in Sweden - big Sabres fan. Poor sap - he could have chosen any NHL team and he picked Buffalo. Anyway, hearing about Hasek wanting to return, he said he'd get rid of Enroth or Miller for him. I accused him of being a Sabres fan too long and learning from their management. He laughed and then went to plan the parade route.

But how cool would that be if Hasek returned and brought Buffalo a Cup? Nigh impossible, I know, but it'd be one of the greatest story lines in the history of the NHL.


And why would a Swede choose the Sabres anyway?

It's not like the franchise is known for having a lot of Swedish players. Aside from Enroth, I think Henrik Tallinder was the only other Swedish Sabre in recent memory.
 
2012-05-26 01:07:36 PM

carnifex2005: Nice touch by the mods on closing the Devils / Rangers thread from last night.


Is that a new policy or something, or was the whining from one side too much to handle?
 
2012-05-26 01:17:37 PM

Chak: LuckiestGreatest goaltender of all-time though. When he was at out of position so many times his peak in the mid-to-late 90s, but had the ability to get back and it made him look like he was the best player in the league, but he still wasn't as good as his and better than his contemporaries Roy and Brodeur as evident by the multiple Cups his overrated ass doesn't have.


LOL.

No one lucks their way to two Harts and six Vezinas (all of which he won in direct competition over Roy and Brodeur), as well as six time first team all-star, and Olympic gold medal and MVP (en route to which he out-dueled Patrick Roy in one of the finest Olympic goaltending performances in history).
 
2012-05-26 01:29:27 PM

robsul82: carnifex2005: Nice touch by the mods on closing the Devils / Rangers thread from last night.

Is that a new policy or something, or was the whining from one side too much to handle?


Look at the comment count.
 
2012-05-26 01:29:47 PM

Doc Daneeka: And why would a Swede choose the Sabres anyway?


I don't know. I've asked him at least twice, but each time have been drunk and lost the explanation to the fog, so that I am reticent to ask again. I do remember that it was because of Hasek that he chose them, but what else was involved I have forgotten. His being a Sabres fan is what endeared me to him when I met him 9 years ago, when he was maybe 18. I was used to Swedes liking Detroit or the Rangers (even before Lundqvist) or maybe Colorado. But Buffalo? As I said, poor sap.
 
2012-05-26 01:33:58 PM

carnifex2005: robsul82: carnifex2005: Nice touch by the mods on closing the Devils / Rangers thread from last night.

Is that a new policy or something, or was the whining from one side too much to handle?

Look at the comment count.


Derrrrrrrrrrrrr.

Wow.

Even my towel is looking at me sadly now.
 
2012-05-26 01:37:34 PM

Doc Daneeka: No one lucks their way to two Harts and six Vezinas (all of which he won in direct competition over Roy and Brodeur), as well as six time first team all-star, and Olympic gold medal and MVP (en route to which he out-dueled Patrick Roy in one of the finest Olympic goaltending performances in history).


While we're here, I was going to reply to that but thought better of it. Since you made the first move, I'll chime in:

I've got a homer hard-on for Roy. Best ever. Clutch. Conn Smythes. I'll argue for him wherever, whenever. But I honestly believe Hasek was more talented. Maybe he didn't have the career or the numbers, but his peak was unprecedented. Unreal. If someone wants to call him the Best Ever, I won't fault them, anymore than I would belittle someone for saying the same of Tretiak.

It's funny, though. This debate used to be Plante, Sawchuk, Roy. Then it became Plante, Roy, Brodeur. And now it is mostly Hasek, Brodeur, Roy. Maybe Tiny Thompson has something to say.
 
2012-05-26 03:45:15 PM

pregerstheHobo: Evilsmurf: Doc Daneeka: Gordie Howe played until he was 51. Chris Chelios played until he was 48.

So it's not completely preposterous.

Still, I'd have to think this is a bad idea. If Hasek were a great technical goaltender who relied on sound positioning, then maybe. But he played an unorthodox style that mostly relied on his reflexes and ridiculous natural agility, and I can't imagine those things are quite as sharp as they once were.

Greatest goaltender of all-time though. When he was at his peak in the mid-to-late 90s, he was the best player in the league, and better than his contemporaries Roy and Brodeur.

We'll have to agree to disagree on this one. One game with your life on the line, I'd pick Patty 10 times out of 10. My evidence, 3 Smythes. Also, I'll bring up 2001 Stanley Cup playoffs. In the Conference semi-finals Roy lets in 3 goals in the final 4 games, in the Stanley Cup finals, with the Devils up 3-2 in the series Patrick Roy lets in 1 goal in 120 minutes of Hockey to lead his team to the cup. He finished those playoffs with a 1.7 GAA and a ridiculous .934 save %.

Not only that but he beat Brodeur head-to-head in that series.


Which is why Brodeur will never be Roy's equal.
 
2012-05-26 09:17:35 PM
Rev.K * * Smartest * * Funniest * [ ] Smartest [ ] Funniest 2012-05-25 05:13:51 PM No. You've already done this. Twice.
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Not really, the first 'retirement' was not a retirement. It was not meant to be permanent. He just wanted to take a year off and recharge. Honestly, I'm not sure why more athletes don't do it.
 
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