July 06, 2007

Red Wings Re-Sign Goalie Dominik Hasek: Dominik Hasek and the Detroit Red Wings agreed to terms of a one-year contract Thursday that is worth more than $2 million in base salary and gives the 42-year-old goalie a chance to earn an additional $2 million in bonuses

posted by commander cody to hockey at 01:49 AM - 9 comments

For my money (and esp since it's the Wing's money and not mine) this is great news. He's still one of the best and gives Detroit the added edge to give them one more shot at glory.

posted by commander cody at 01:51 AM on July 06, 2007

Its commonly assumed the goalie is the most important player,especially at playoff time.The Wings have put the League on notice they will continue to be a serious contender.Go Wings!

posted by sickleguy at 08:37 AM on July 06, 2007

I agree. I don't know if it's enough to get them back to the Cup, but they damn sure can't do it without a goalie like him.

posted by commander cody at 01:58 PM on July 06, 2007

With Hasek, I see the Wings making the playoffs. I don't see them making it with Osgood.

posted by roberts at 09:31 AM on July 07, 2007

I think the Wings could make the playoffs easily with Osgood. They play in the same division as the Blackhawks, Blue Jackets, and Blues; all of which are weak teams. Add in the fact that the Predators are most likely not going to be as good as they were a year ago after not resigning some of their top players and it seems very likely that the Wings could even win the division with just about anyone in goal.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 10:42 AM on July 07, 2007

Wings are a lock for the playoffs. Them other teams is shi-tay. But I can't see Hasek taking them deep.

posted by WeedyMcSmokey at 12:46 PM on July 07, 2007

I'm not sure about that. I think Hasek could take them just because in the NHL if a team's goalie can get hot at the right time they can ride him all the way to the Finals. Carolina did it recently with Cam Ward, other teams have done it in the past. Can Hasek get the Wings to the Finals? Yes. Will he? Doubtful.

posted by Ying Yang Mafia at 12:51 PM on July 07, 2007

Are you kidding me? A 1.79 GAA in the last playoff stretch and no reason he can't do it again. Of course he can take them all the way. He wasn't the main problem. When he was giving up under 2 a game and that roster around him couldn't scrape up enough offense to win out, I find it hard to place much blame on him. When the rest of the team struggled, he pretty much had their backs. They didn't return the favor. If the team gets their collective poop in a group during the next playoff stretch, they can most certainly win with Hasek. Notice, I said CAN, not WILL, so don't bust my chops if they fail to get it together. I'm just saying that the team showed long stretches of dominance on both offense and defense during the season, but consistency was a critical problem. If they can overcome that issue, they can roll.

posted by ctal1999 at 03:40 PM on July 07, 2007

Carolina did it recently with Cam Ward, other teams have done it in the past. As did Anaheim in 2002-2003 with Giguere. He was a brick wall during the playoffs that year and damn near handed them the Cup.

posted by commander cody at 08:22 PM on July 08, 2007

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