The reaction to the news that Dominik Hasek is at least entertaining the idea of attempting an NHL comeback received varying reactions on Friday, but the vast majority of them involved statements similar to the following: “He’s 47 years old, he didn’t play at all last season, and he played the previous two seasons in the Czech Republic and Russia, respectively. Is he nuts?”
First and foremost, yes, yes he is nuts. Despite Sportsnet’s Ian Mendes’s suggestions to the contrary, Dominik Hasek did indeed learn to be both a team player and something of a mentor to Chris Osgood and Jimmy Howard during his final tenure with the Wings, but there’s no doubt that the “comeback” is one part ego trip, one part sentimentality and five or six parts crazy Dom being less than 100% attached to reality.
While the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan didn’t pen a column offering a reaction to the news, he offered a succinct comment regarding the reality of said comeback on Twitter…
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