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(Poll/discussion)Would You Want Hasek As Cory's Backup Next Year?

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  1. 1. Would you want Hasek as Schnieds backup/mentor?


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To nip it in the bud, this is based on Lou leaving. Which I am not huge on, but seems like it is going to happen anyway.

The Dominator is looking for a home in the NHL for another year at 47 years of age.

http://www.nhl.com/i...s.htm?id=632862

"Hasek has won the Stanley Cup twice (2002 and 2008), Olympic gold (1998) and three domestic league titles (1987, 1989 and 2010). He has six Vezina and two Hart Trophies on his mantle."

If you don't want to read the article, it basically talks about how he is staying in incredible shape, and is still winning over in Europe. Now I know that chances of getting him over to Vancouver are EXTREMELY slim, though we thought the same thing about singing Sundin (not saying we would through that kind of money at him). Gillis is known to pursue the unexpected, and Hasek would be just that. Not only that, but Hasek wants to win, and we certainly have the pieces to do it here (with some minor tinkering).

In some ways it seems like it could be a good idea.

1. The work ethic he must have to stay in competitive shape at 47 is impressive and a great example to a young guy on what it takes to stay the best goalie you can be.

2. He wouldn't/shouldn't expect to play a huge amount of games at his age (30-35) which would mean another step up for Cory in games (47-52) without chucking him into the spotlight without help.

3. Hasek would certainly pull some of the microscope off of Cory, and he could be another great mentor for one year to transition Cory from backup to a true starter.

4. If he gets hurt (which is a higher possibility given his age), it gives Lack the chance to come up for a little while and get his first taste of the NHL, while still getting starter minutes in the AHL for the majority of the year.

Now again, I know it is unlikely that he will want to come here, but the question remains, would you want him to backup Cory next year?

Please discuss...

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Well if Luongo does get traded, I could see Lack backing up Schneids or signing some cheap old Back-up goalie.

But a team like Toronto or Tampa can use Hasek at the moment.

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No, and the phrase is 'nip it in the bud' as in pruning flowers...cutting it off while it is in its infancy. Which in this case is a good idea.

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not interested at all, mainly because Burrow's game would suffer. Hasek would also need a english interpreter for him, and the club would assign Burrow's guy leaving Alex to fend fo himself during some interviews and have the media twist his words into him wanting to leave town at some point, or he doesn't like the coach etc..... sooner have Burrow's playing with no distractions

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not interested at all, mainly because Burrow's game would suffer. Hasek would also need a english interpreter for him, and the club would assign Burrow's guy leaving Alex to fend fo himself during some interviews and have the media twist his words into him wanting to leave town at some point, or he doesn't like the coach etc..... sooner have Burrow's playing with no distractions

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If Hasek is coming back, then surely he is coming back to play. Anyway, my answer is no

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Nope Hasek is started at 2 year 2.5 mil dollar contract, for starter goalie. Luo + Schnider get traded to other teams and Lack gets brought up to back up Hasek for his remaining time in the NHL by that time we may get a decent back up goalie for Lack when Hasek leaves... Yeaaaa long shot and i'd probably get flamed for a gamble like that but Hasek is the man.

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I chose yes please, cause having a mentor like him can do wonders for a goalie like Schneider, that being said, Hasek is looking to be a number 1 starter, so not sure if he will settle to be a backup.

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No thanks.

And while we're at it why don't we start a thread about getting Patrick Roy as our starter?

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Hell to the &^&^%$#@! NO.

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As much as I'd love to see Hasek return, he's 47 years old. It's hard enough to stay competitive going into your 40s, let alone your 50s.

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I really don't see Dom in any teams NHL jersey this coming season

yes miracles do happen ..but reality says otherwise

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As much as I'd love to see Hasek return, he's 47 years old. It's hard enough to stay competitive going into your 40s, let alone your 50s.

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No thanks.

And while we're at it why don't we start a thread about getting Patrick Roy as our starter?

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As much as I'd love to see Hasek return, he's 47 years old. It's hard enough to stay competitive going into your 40s, let alone your 50s.

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