Dominik Hasek Saga Continues
Detroit free press, and TSN.ca, report that Dominik Hasek is said to make his decision today or tomorrow. He will contact them sometime mid-afternoon. If he decides to stay retired, the Red Wings will keep Curtis Joseph and hope that he will step up his play. If he decides to return, not only will the Red Wings have a team that will be stronger defensively than maybe even the New Jersey Devils(Lidstrom-Hatcher, Chelios- Schneider, Fischer-Woolley) but they will boast probably one of the best goalies in the league. The only problem is that Joseph will need to be traded “maybe for a forward (expensive to another market) perhaps” says Ken Holland. This would be to replace the absence of Sergei Fedorov who is said to be heading off to either Anaheim, LA, St Louis, or NYC. Rumours so far include Eric Lindros, and Doug Weight, however, neither teams seem interested. And, even the money spending Glen Sather stated he was happy with Dunham and would not be interested in Cujo. If a suitor is not found, he could either be waived or traded for something quite stingy.
Anther possibility if no suitor is found for Joseph, which could be the most dreadful thing a Wings fan could hea, is that Hasek could be shopped. This was stated by team owner Mike Illich. I’m sure many offers will be shown for him, especially from their dreaded rivals the Colorado Avalanche and maybe the NY Rangers with Sather who jumps at every player who asks for 7 million or more. However, when this mess nfolds, it is certain that this will be an interesting offseason.