Fans of the Buffalo Sabres haven’t had much to cheer about this season as their team will finish the regular season on Sunday evening with the worst record in the NHL, and will likely be drafting first overall come June’s NHL Entry Draft.
However, just because there wasn’t much to cheer for on the ice doesn’t mean fans weren’t happy about somethings on the ice. Thirteen years after being traded away by the general manager Darcy Regier former Sabres goaltender Dominik Hasek returned to Buffalo to be inducted into the team’s Hall of Fame. His journey during the time surrounding the induction, and the induction itself, were documented by the team for inclusion in their highly-regarded video series Beyond Blue & Gold.
During his time with the Sabres, Hasek proved himself to be not only the greastest goaltender in Sabres history, but one of the greatest goaltenders of all-time. His six Vezinas and back-to-back Hart Trophies (first and only time it was achieved in consecutive years by a goaltender) cemented his legacy as being included in the talks for best goaltender to ever play the game.
The Sabres will honor Hasek once again next season when his No. 39 jersey, which hasn’t been worn on the team since his departure, gets retired to the rafters.
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