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    Another superstar realises that retirement sucks

    Why does anyone ever retire? Just say you're going on vacation.

    Source: Hasek's return is a 'virtual certainty'

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    Dominik Hasek might not have stopped his last puck after all. The former star goaltender is considering a return to the NHL.

    Hasek, who retired after helping the Detroit Red Wings to a Stanley Cup title in 2002, has recently talked to his former club about a possible return.

    The 38-year-old goaltender and representatives of the Red Wings met in Europe recently, Roman Hozak, the player's press representative, told The Associated Press on Tuesday from the Czech Republic.

    "Dominik is deciding exactly which direction he wants to go and hopefully I'll know very soon,'' Detroit general manager Ken Holland told radio station WJR.

    "Dominik has been in contact with the Red Wings several times over the past several weeks, and they've had serious discussions about the possibility of him coming back," Hasek's agent Rich Winter told TSN of Canada. "I think he's leaning towards coming back, but he hasn't made a final decision."

    Another source though told TSN that it was a "virtual certainty" that Hasek would return to the NHL. The Red Wings hold an $8 million option for the 38-year-old goaltender next season.

    Detroit signed current starting goalie Curtis Joseph last offseason to a 3-year, $24 million contract, including a no-trade clause, TSN reported.

    "If Dominik comes back it probably will be a sticky situation,'' Holland said. "Obviously, a lot of teams right now are looking for goaltenders. At the same time, money is a real issue around the league.''

    "It's Kenny's worst nightmare," one NHL general manager told TSN, referring to the Detroit general manager (Holland). "What do you do with Hasek when you've got Curtis Joseph under contract for the next two years? You can't have $17 million worth of goaltending. Plus, Hasek hasn't played in a year and a half."

    Joseph has a no-trade clause, but it is believed he'd be willing to waive it to come to the Rangers, with whom he nearly signed before going to Toronto five years ago, according to the New York Post.

    Red Wings officials declined comment to TSN on Hasek's possible return.
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    Re: Another superstar realises that retirement sucks

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    Joseph has a no-trade clause, but it is believed he'd be willing to waive it to come to the Rangers, with whom he nearly signed before going to Toronto five years ago, according to the New York Post.
    And we'll waive you right back outta town. :rolleyes:

    WHY DOES EVERYONE WANT TO PAWN THEIR PLAYERS OFF ON US?! I'm SO sick and tired of this. It's to the point where I'm not even going to give a crap about this team anymore if this keeps up. I just can't take all these superstars who say they would "love to play in NY" (Jagr), but we all know it's just so they can get that nice big fat paycheck. And when they get here they SUCK.

    PLEASE no Cujo! Dunny is the man. DUNNY STAYS!

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