As you know by now, yesterday, Dominik Hasek formally announced his retirement at 45 years of age.
During his career, he won a mind-boggling six Vezina trophies, three William M. Jennings trophies, two Hart trophies and two Lester B. Pearson awards. On top of that, you can add two Stanley Cup rings and an Olympic gold medal.
In short, he has a pretty strong case for being viewed as the best goaltender of all time. At the very least, he certainly was the best of his era.
Where would you rank him all time?
Habs and Hockey News
- In light of Dominik Hasek's retirement, TSN compares him to some other greats of the last generation.
- As many regular readers know, I am hugely interested in players winding up in off-beat places during the lockout. For example, Wojtek Wolski is in the Polish league while Dustin Jeffrey has found himself in the Netherlands. In any case, Stu Hackel has a piece on that very subject today.
- Vincent Damphousse has a solution for the current labor standoff.
- Rory Boylen wonders who will help broker a much-needed compromise between the NHL and NHLPA.
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