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Sabres criticized over modest ceremony for Dominik Hasek

Did you watch Buffalo’s ceremony for goaltender Dominik Hasek? If you missed it, you may be relieved to know that you really didn’t miss much. The Sabres had Hasek’s number painted behind the nets and raised a banner featuring his number. That’s about it. No special tributes, no former teammates and nothing worth tuning in to see. While fans have questioned why the Sabres...
Via Puck Drunk Love
11 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Dominik Hasek has jersey retired by Sabres

The Buffalo Sabres honored former goaltender Dominik Hasek by retiring his jersey prior to Tuesday night's game against Detroit at the First Niagara Center. "The Dominator" looked on from center ice as a banner with his name and jersey number 39 was raised to the rafters.Hasek had the best years of his career during his nine seasons in Buffalo, winning the Vezina Trophy six...
Via Holdout Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres raising Hasek's name, No. 39 to rafters before game vs. Wings

  Dominik Hasek has come to realize how much easier it was turning aside pucks than it is accepting honors. Hasek, after all, never had to give any speeches patrolling the crease during a 16-season NHL career. "To play hockey was much easier," Hasek said Tuesday. "Any time I'm standing in front of so many people, not as a hockey player, but as a person, it's definitely much more...
Via AP on Fox
13 days ago  |  Discuss

. @3rdmanin: Hasek gets the banner he deserves

17 Apr 2001: Curtis Brown #37 and Goal Tender Dominik Hasek #39 of the Buffalo Sabres celebrate on the ice during the Round 1 Playoff game against the Philadelphia Flyers at the HBSC Arena in Buffalo, New York. The Sabres defeated the Flyers 4-3 in overtime.Mandatory Credit: Rick Stewart /Allsport As you go through life, there’s always moments where you take a figurative step...
Via Buffalo Wins
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Gave: With everything on the line, nobody better than Hasek

Now that Dominik Hasek is safely enshrined in the Hockey Hall of Fame, can we talk about his place among the all-time great goaltenders in the game? To be sure, there is a Greatest Generation of fans who watched Terry Sawchuk (No. 1 up in the rafters at Joe Louis Arena) as nearly impenetrable for those Red Wings Stanley Cup teams in the 1950s. Others might argue for Patrick Roy,...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
November 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Dominik Hasek ignored phone call about Hall of Fame induction

The news regarding Dominik Hasek’s induction into the Hall of Fame took a while to reach the goaltender. Here’s another classic instance where an athlete ignored a phone call which held important news.  When Hasek received the phone call, it came from a number he wasn’t familiar with so he was a little reluctant to answer. Ultimately deciding to answer, the connection on...
Via Puck Drunk Love
November 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Hasek, Modano among six to enter Hockey Hall of Fame

The Hockey Hall of Fame welcomed two former Red Wings on Monday. Goaltender Dominik Hasek, who won the Stanley Cup with the Wings in 2002 and 2008, and Livonia, Mich. native Mike Modano got the call that they were among the 2014 inductees. "What a great honor for me to be inducted," Hasek said on a conference call. "I'm very thankful today. I am very proud I played hockey for such...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Regner: Dominik Hasek one Hall-uva goalie

When Dominik Hasek arrived for his first Red Wings training camp in September 2001, his reputation preceded him. He was already a legendary goalie. Every media member in Traverse City, Mich., that day was eager to meet him. We knew he was a fascinating character and wanted to try to figure out what made him tick. We didn't have to wait long to witness it. Practice had long been over...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
June 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres to retire Dominik Hasek’s number

Dominik Hasek’s number 39 will be retired by the Sabres next season. (David Duprey/The Associated Press) For nine seasons, Dominik Hasek won the admiration and awe of city of Buffalo as the Sabres’ goaltender. Now, the team has decided to honor one of the franchise’s top players by retiring his jersey. The Sabres announced today, while Hasek was in town, that the team will...
Via Around The Rink
March 28, 2014  |  Discuss

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