Monday, July 31, 2006


There is reports out of Detroit that Dominic Hasek will sign with the Red Wings for one more year. The Wings had no plans to stick with Manny Legace or Chris Osgood as their number one goalies this year, and signing a bigger name goalie was imminent.
The question now is if Hasek's groin will be able to withstand another season. Last season Hasek had great numbers in Ottawa until he injured his groin at the Turin Olympics. He then missed the rest of the season and playoffs.
It is an interesting scenario. For one, Wings fans were awfully nervous about the chance of Belfour coming to Motown, but can they be any more or less excited about Hasek?
Another issue is: Why the hell don't they like Manny Legace? Legace was 37 - 8 - 3 last season with a 2.19 GAA. Strange.
Hasek's deal will include incentives. So maybe that will heal his groin a little quicker. Either way, not even Hasek can save the potential downward spiral in the standings for the Wings, IMO.
Terms of the deal were not announced at this time.
Thanks to Christy for her prompt post at Behind the Jersey.


At July 31, 2006 at 11:01 a.m. , Blogger reality check said...

It's a done deal - the fools!

At July 31, 2006 at 11:07 a.m. , Blogger Hodge said...

Heres a team thats gonna sink or stink this year. Hope they sign Carter too!!!

At July 31, 2006 at 11:10 a.m. , Blogger zanstorm said...

Well, Hasek isn't going to save them that's for sure. They've still got a decent team, but the leadership core was decimated. No more Wings on top of the standings!
I'll wager a fine bet on that!!

At July 31, 2006 at 11:30 a.m. , Blogger reality check said...

Sink or stink? Is there a happy medium here? This will be a year where we definitely see what the Wings supporting core is made of. I doubt they'll be as strong, but there's still Lidstrom, Zetterberg, Datsyuk and a clan of weasels to keep 'em decent.

At July 31, 2006 at 12:46 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

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At July 31, 2006 at 12:50 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

Ok, so that's 2 swedes and a russian! The Red Wings are developing a Canuck problem! Too many swedes and the Canadians are leaving!

At July 31, 2006 at 1:23 p.m. , Blogger reality check said...

The grit is Canadian - Draper Maltby, Williams etc. Funny how the Sens lose because of them and the Red Wings win with them!

At July 31, 2006 at 1:26 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I guess it's all about WHO you draft, or maybe how you coach them!

At July 31, 2006 at 1:39 p.m. , Blogger Hodge said...

Who's going to be there Captain this year??? Hope someone in Wings management read my article on "Canadian captain or never win a cup again".

At July 31, 2006 at 2:06 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

I think it should go to Draper.

At July 31, 2006 at 2:12 p.m. , Blogger Stormbringer said...

I have said it at a ton of places already, but it's just one of those things that bears repeating...especially in this instance:

Old habits, like the Wings' penchant for signing old/possibly past their prime players, die hard.

I will be royally surprised if this does not bite the Wings in their red rear-ends.

At July 31, 2006 at 2:31 p.m. , Blogger reality check said...

It starts with qualities of players you draft. Intangibles like how they play in adversity, their work habits away from the puck, and willingness to learn. A lot of the Wings best players over the years were later picks. They have been brought up well through the organization and coached within their abilities until they become complete players.

The Captain will likely be Lidstrom, though Draper is not a bad choice at all.

Old players still around have good work ethics. Having seen it all, these players fit in with more ease than some others would.

At August 1, 2006 at 9:33 a.m. , Blogger Ingmar "W" Bergman said...

I think they should go with three A's this year.

At August 1, 2006 at 4:10 p.m. , Blogger Zanstorm said...

3 A's? haha that works!!! Who says you need a 'C' (except Cookie Monster)


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