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11:46 AM ET 10.09 | Dominik Hasek is once again calling it quits. The future Hall of Fame goaltender has retired from the game of hockey after efforts to make a return to the NHL have fallen short. The 47-year-old had talked with both the Carolina Hurricanes and Vancouver Canucks, but for various reasons neither team decided to extend an offer to Hasek. He retires from the game with six Vezina Trophies, two Stanley Cups, two Hart Trophies, and Olympic Gold.

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October 9, 2012  11:54 AM ET

Kinda hard to return when there's a lockout going on, isn't it???

October 9, 2012  12:09 PM ET

glad he's hanging them up. I hate it when a guy like this doesn't know when to stop. And let me add that at his peak, he was certainly one of the best I ever saw

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October 9, 2012  01:07 PM ET

The Brett Favre of Hockey.

October 9, 2012  01:10 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

The Brett Favre of Hockey.

His nickname is now the Denominator.

October 9, 2012  01:15 PM ET

Without himin goal in '02 I don't know if the Wings could have won it all, so I'm grateful for that.

October 9, 2012  01:23 PM ET

He retires from the game with six Vezina Trophies, two Stanley Cups, two Hart Trophies, and Olympic Gold.

They forgot the partridge in a pear tree.

October 9, 2012  01:59 PM ET
QUOTE(#5):

His nickname is now the Denominator.

can't be, he was anything but common!

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October 9, 2012  03:15 PM ET
QUOTE(#9):

His peak was 2nd highest ever for a tender.....you know who the #1 is.....

TIM THOMAS!!

TIM THOMAS FOR PRESIDENT!!!

I thought where you're from you shovelled your flakes not elected them.

October 9, 2012  03:53 PM ET
QUOTE(#10):

I thought where you're from you shovelled your flakes not elected them.

n o, they elect them in Ma. too
Dukakis
Romney

Hasek>thomas

October 9, 2012  04:45 PM ET
QUOTE(#2):

glad he's hanging them up. I hate it when a guy like this doesn't know when to stop. And let me add that at his peak, he was certainly one of the best I ever saw

Agreed. It really is a shame when great players stay on too long and wind up hurting their reputation a bit. Willie Mays was the best example of that in my lifetime.

October 9, 2012  05:02 PM ET
QUOTE(#11):

n o, they elect them in Ma. tooDukakisRomneyHasek>thomas

I believe he's from Saskatchewan...

October 9, 2012  07:48 PM ET

Well, i retired once that was enough for me.

October 9, 2012  08:14 PM ET
QUOTE(#14):

Well, i retired once that was enough for me.

LOL.............me too! And I ain't going back! :)

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October 10, 2012  11:05 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

glad he's hanging them up. I hate it when a guy like this doesn't know when to stop. And let me add that at his peak, he was certainly one of the best I ever saw

I'm sure that in terms of return for investment he'd be a much better fit with the canucks as backup than bobby lou...

 
October 10, 2012  11:07 AM ET

Hasek is a member of the Menza club.

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