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NHL: Hasek could lead hockey hall class

on June 23, 2014 10:30 AM

TORONTO (AP) — Dominik Hasek was still playing hockey a few years ago at age 46.

He put on his goalie pads for the final time Feb. 27, 2011, in Russia’s KHL.

At the age of 49, “the Dominator” is expected to be part of the class of 2014 at the Hockey Hall of Fame, which will be announced today.

“For me it’s a no-brainer,” former Buffalo Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said earlier this year.

Hasek, a six-time Vezina Trophy winner, won one Stanley Cup as a starter with the Detroit Red Wings in 2002, then split time with Chris Osgood and became the backup in the playoffs for the 2008 title.

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