I like to write a blogpost to commemorate the career of a player that I consider a future Hall of Famer whenever he retires. Today we learned that Dominik Hasek is retiring for the third time. At age 47 this is probably the final time he will announce retirement. I have already written a blogpost to commemorate his retirement in 2008 and since that post contains a retrospective of the majority of his career this post will not be very different. Hasek was born in Pardubice, Czechoslovakia on January 29th, 1965. He was brought up in the Czech system when it was still a communist state and it was unclear if he would ever have the chance to come to North America to play in the NHL. He played a very unorthodox style. It is unlikely a western goalie would have made it to his level without being taught a more traditional goaltending style. Continue reading "Future Hall Of Famer Dominik Hasek Retires (For Good?)"