Avs' Roy pushes Semyon Varlamov for Hart Trophy consideration

This is the time of year where teams start stumping for their guys to win this award or that in the NHL. The individual awards are given out based on regular-season performance, so hitting the Pro Hockey Writers' Association and other various voting bodies for select awards with some facts is never a bad thing to give one player or another a boost. Patrick Roy isn't leaving...
Via Pro Sports Daily
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Tampa Bay at Buffalo Recap on Dominik Hasek Night

Game Recap
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Sabres induct Dominik Hasek into team’s Hall of Fame, give the man a blunt object

As a Red Wings fan, I miss the crazy Czech terribly, but I also know the "crazy" part is accurate...So here's a 10-minute clip of the Buffalo Sabres inducting Dominik Hasek into the Sabres Hall of Fame, including giving the mad professor an actual sabre: Here's hoping a Buffalo-area hospital doesn't hear someone on the phone at 1 AM saying, "Well...
Via Kukla's Korner
24 days ago  |  Discuss

No Goalie Like Dominik Hasek

from Stephen Whyno of the CP at, Hasek played his final NHL game five years ago, and then officially retired in 2012. It's taken time since he left the league for his true place in NHL history to come into focus. Six Vezina Trophies as the league's best goaltender, two Hart Trophies as MVP, one Olympic gold medal, six first-team all-star selections and...
Via Kukla's Korner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres to retire Dominik Hasek’s No. 39 next season

The Buffalo Sabres announced Friday that the team will officially retire goaltender Dominik Hasek’s No. 39 in a ceremony during the 2014-15 season. Hasek, who is being inducted into the Sabres Hall of Fame on Saturday, will be the seventh player in franchise history to receive the honor of having his jersey retired to the rafters. Hasek’s No. 39 will join Gilbert Perreault ...
Via Sports-Glory
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Sabres to retire Dominik Hasek's number next season

One of the greatest netminders to grace an NHL crease will finally have his number retired by the team with which he made his name. Dominik Hasek's iconic No. 39 will be raised to the rafters by the Buffalo Sabres next season, the team announced. The legendary netminder spent nine seasons with the Sabres during which he collected a whole lot of hardware. He won the Hart Trophy...
Via Pro Sports Daily
26 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Buffalo Sabres Will Retire Dominik Hasek’s #39

BUFFALO, N.Y. (March 28, 2014) --- The Buffalo Sabres today announced the team will officially retire the jersey of goaltender Dominik Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, in a ceremony during the 2014-15 season. Hasek, who was the fifth and final Sabres player to wear No. 39, will be the seventh player in franchise history to receive the honor of having his...
Via Kukla's Korner
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Hasek named to Sabres Hall of Fame

The Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame Selection Committee today announced the induction of Dominik Hasek into the Buffalo Sabres Hall of Fame. Hasek, one of the most prolific goaltenders in NHL history, will be officially inducted as the 42nd member of the Sabres Hall of Fame in a ceremony on March 29, prior to the team’s home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning at First Niagara Center...
Via Pro Sports Daily
March 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils to trade old player often confused as best goaltender of all-time

Bernie Parent. Terry Sawchuk. Patrick Roy. Glenn Hall. Ken Dryden. Jacques Plante. Dominik Hasek. Martin Brodeur. You could make a case that any of those goaltenders were the best to ever lace up their skates at the NHL level. Well, all but one. As you well know by now, Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur will get one more start wearing the familiar Devils logo before he is likely...
Via Bloguin Best
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Devils to trade old player often confused as best goaltender of all-time

Bernie Parent. Terry Sawchuk. Patrick Roy. Glenn Hall. Ken Dryden. Jacques Plante. Dominik Hasek. Martin Brodeur. You could make a case that any of those goaltenders were the best to ever lace up their skates at the NHL level. Well, all but one. As you well know by now, Devils goaltender Martin Brodeur will get one more start wearing the familiar Devils logo before he is...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Ottawa's Playoff Chances and Whether the Olympic Break Is Meaningful

Securing five of six points in brutal back-to-back away games in Pittsburgh and St. Louis and then returning home where they beat the Buffalo Sabres, the Ottawa Senators had an opportunity to go into the Olympic break riding a high. All that stood between them and their chance to carry that momentum into the break was a matchup with the Zdeno Chara-less Boston Bruins. Sixty...
Via The 6th Sens
February 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Jhonas Enroth makes amazing desperation blocker save

Buffalo Sabres goalie Jhonas Enroth did his best Dominik Hasek impression on Tuesday night against the Philadelphia Flyers.  He was out of position and out of the play when he dropped his stick and threw out his blocker with this fantastic desperation save.  The Sabres went on to lose the game 4-3. [Reddit] The post Jhonas Enroth makes amazing desperation blocker save appeared...
Via Diehardsport
January 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Melnyk Speaks - In Rare PTS Appearance

Following today's news that Randy Lee and Pierre Dorion would be co-inheriting Tim Murray's role and responsibilities, Ottawa Senators owner made an appearance on the Fan 590's Prime Time Sports to talk Senators hockey with Bob McCown and Elliotte Friedman.  To listen to the full interview, you can click here or you can stream the full interview via the embedded...
Via The 6th Sens
January 13, 2014  |  Discuss

To hell and back: The Ted Nolan story

One of my favorite movies growing up was Braveheart. Whether it was on AMC or HBO, censored or uncensored, if I came across it, I was watching it. There is blood and guts and terrific dialogue from Mel Gibson, but I love a few funny lines from just before the Scots battle with the English when Wallace first appeared to his troops.. Soldier: William Wallace is seven feet tall...
Via Buffalo Wins
November 15, 2013  |  Discuss

Candidates For The 2014 Hockey Hall Of Fame

from Kevin McGran of the Toronto Star, No sooner had the 2013 Hockey Hall of Fame class been inducted than the focus turned to the 2014 class. There are new names eligible this year to go with ones overlooked and still sitting around with fingers crossed. Here’s a look at some names sure to be bandied about. NEWLY ELIGIBLE Mike Modano: Quite possibly the...
Via Kukla's Korner
November 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Panthers’ Tim Thomas unveils worst goalie helmet ever

I used to believe that no goalie would ever be able to wear a helmet that was worse than former Detroit Red Wings netminder Chris Osgood.  Dominik Hasek was always pretty close, but he at least had some cool paint jobs.  No paint job could possibly save Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas’ new helmet.  This thing looks like the love child of a goalie helmet and a player helmet...
Via Diehardsport
October 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Canadiens attempt to aid better player-name pronunciation

The NHL's definitely a linguistically diverse league, and's Szymon Szemberg noted that the New York Times' Jeff Z. Klein penned an article about the Montreal Canadiens' attempts to properly spell their players' names on the backs of their jerseys, diacritical marks included: The Montreal Canadiens’ decision this season to include the accents in...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 28, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Thomas injures his ‘other’ groin

Per's Alain Poupart, Tim Thomas seems to be suffering from Dominik Hasek syndrome (goalie returns after semi-retirement, deals with chronic injuries as he gets back into game shape): Florida Panthers goalie Tim Thomas left Tuesday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks with an apparent lower-body injury and did not return. Thomas left the ice with 2:59 remaining...
Via Kukla's Korner
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Original NHL programming rising on NBCSN

I've spent a lot of the last six or so years writing about the experience of an NFL fan in the US as it relates to television. One of my long held theories is that hockey programming either isn't available enough, and when there is say, an NHL Network, there isn't enough good programming to consume. I would bet hockey fans in America probably have a more lopsided amount...
Via Awful Announcing
October 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Jonathan Quick swings and misses

Via Puck Daddy's Sean Leahy, let's just say that Jonathan Quick may be the consensus pick to backstop Team USA to an Olympic medal in Sochi, but he did not have one of his finer moments on Monday night: I've seen a decent amount of goalie stickhandling gaffes turned goals this year...Did Dominik Hasek start a school for goalies who wanted to be more adventurous and daring?
Via Kukla's Korner
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Sabres New Jersey Could Be ‘Turd Burger’ in Sales, Team President Says ‘I’ll Have to Eat It’

The Buffalo Sabres are known for Pat LaFontaine, Dominik Hasek and awful jerseys. Finally, they’re owning up to the last one. A month after the Sabres revealed their new third jerseys — widely mocked for looking more like the thrift store cast-off of a community college ball hockey club than the uniform of an NHL franchise — team president Ted Black finally commented on...
October 03, 2013  |  Discuss

2013-14 NHL Preseason Previews and Predictions: The Vezina Trophy

Welcome back to 2013-14 NHL Preseason Previews and Predictions, where Sport Statricity gives you an in-depth look at the upcoming NHL season. We’ve already finished up the division previews (which you can find here), so let’s take a look at the NHL awards. Up next: the Vezina Trophy. The Vezina trophy is awarded to the goaltender adjudged to be the best at his position, as determined...
Via Sport Statricity
September 30, 2013  |  Discuss

Throwback Team Thursday: 2001-2002 Detroit Red Wings

Hockey Town was at its finest in the 2001-2002 campaign, with lofty goals of a Stanley Cup Championship or bust. The Wings dominated with arguably the best roster in NHL history, which featured what will become at least ten Hall-of-Famers. Keep in mind that NHL teams are only allowed to have 23 players on the active roster, meaning on most nights nearly 50% of the team was literally...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
August 29, 2013  |  Discuss

The Korn Influence (pt. 4) : Life after a Franchise goalie

This mini-series is about Mitch Korn, the sometimes forgotten goalie coach who has also been there since day one. I hope to write out this five piece series on Mitch Korn and his contributions to the Predators organization. Part 1 – Beginnings: Dominik Hasek, Mike Dunham and Tomas Vokoun Part 2 – The Middle Years: Mason, Ellis, Lindback Part 3 –Pekka Rinne – The...
Via Fang Faction
August 23, 2013  |  Discuss

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