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Hasek on NHL comeback: “I’m very motivated”

Jul 16, 2012, 2:15 PM EDT

Over at NHL.com, there’s video of Dominik Hasek talking about his much-publicized return to the National Hockey League.

What’s noteworthy is the 47-year-old says he trains daily, has hired a goalie coach and is planning to ratchet things up next week.

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  1. icdogg - Jul 16, 2012 at 2:25 PM

    “Holmgren should sign him” comment in 5..4..3..

  2. mclovinhockey - Jul 16, 2012 at 2:31 PM

    I would love to see the comeback… Could easily see him go to a team who needs a goalie and wants to hit the cap floor so he will get over paid…

  3. redwingsfan999 - Jul 16, 2012 at 3:00 PM

    His best bet is Toronto or Chicago

    • jrsaffell - Jul 16, 2012 at 4:01 PM

      Do it Burke!

  4. michiganhockey11 - Jul 16, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    He has a groin made of cheap glass. Word of advice-stay away.

  5. cfab44 - Jul 16, 2012 at 4:19 PM

    Tampa Bay could use him…

  6. govtminion - Jul 16, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    Is any team honestly considering signing a 47-year-old goalie with a notoriously bad groin?

    …anyone OTHER than Burke?

  7. northstars17 - Jul 16, 2012 at 8:21 PM

    most locical:
    FL Panthers
    Toronto Maple Leafs
    Tampa Bay Lighting

    otherwise I don’t see him starting in goal…

  8. yaytaco - Jul 16, 2012 at 9:59 PM

    no idea if he can really play but I desperately hope somebody signs him so we can all find out for sure.
    Odds are at 47 he can’t really be effective, but would be fun if somehow he could. Even if just for a couple games before the groin tears.

  9. east96st - Jul 16, 2012 at 11:38 PM

    Have him come to Columbus. If he can’t beat out Steve Mason, stick a fork in him, he’s done. Can’t set the bar any lower than that.

  10. ray2013 - Jul 17, 2012 at 3:43 AM

    So is the word out on him yet as to whether he’s one of those guys that just can’t retire? I remember Chelios at the end of his career, and it seemed like you had to drag him kicking and screaming off the ice? Or is he like one of those old boxers, made millions and blew it, so now he has to keep going past his due date in order to build some sort of nest egg to retire on? If he retired tomorrow, he’s in the Hall of Fame. I’m not sure what else he’s trying to play for, other than the two suggestions provided.

  11. ray2013 - Jul 17, 2012 at 3:44 AM

    So is the word out on him yet as to whether he’s one of those guys that just can’t retire? I remember Chelios at the end of his career, and it seemed like you had to drag him kicking and screaming off the ice. Or is he like one of those old boxers, made millions and blew it, so now he has to keep going past his due date in order to build some sort of nest egg to retire on? If he retired tomorrow, he’s in the Hall of Fame. I’m not sure what else he’s trying to play for, other than the two suggestions.

  12. jacketsfan7 - Jul 17, 2012 at 10:01 AM

    47 years old and this guy still has it! Just like Gordie Howe playing in the all star game at 51! Man I feel young for once!

  13. jacketsfan7 - Jul 17, 2012 at 1:08 PM

    @northstars17 I don’t think Florida needs him but definitely Tampa bay
    @east96st as a jackets fan I could not agree more

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