Detroit Red Wings: Analyzing Potential Backup Goalies for 2012-2013

May 29th, 2012 by Matt Davidson Leave a reply »
Most of the Red Wings' summer plans seem to revolve around whether or not they can sign big names like Ryan Suter and Zach Parise. Falling in the shadow of these plans is what the Wings are hoping to do with their backup goalie position.

Dominik Hasek is hinting that he may make yet another return to the NHL and, having played for the Red Wings before, may want to play with them again. He said that he has a team in mind that he would like to play for, but does not feel that now is the time to reveal which team that is.

Being 47, does Hasek have what it will take to compete at the NHL level once again?

He has shown that he has been able to play at a high level in the past, playing in the All-Star game five times (missing a sixth due to injury), winning the Vezina Trophy six times, and taking home two Stanley Cups, among other awards.

Through his career, Hasek has played in 735 games (starting in 714 of them), has 389 wins, a 2.20 goals against average, a .922 save percentage, and 81 shutouts. These numbers speak for themselves, but keep in mind, he was not 47 years old when he posted them.

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