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02-27-2013, 03:27 PM
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Originally Posted by ZZamboni View Post
Boy, I seem to remember the "faking injury" from Hasek being a myth. Unless you're just talking out your ass, for effect.... Post an article from a reputable source (not "my friends brother used to work for the Zamboni repair crew at the arena during the Hasek years") that proves he faked it. You're not one of "those guys" are you? You know, the kind that make stuff up in hopes no one asks you to prove a point? We have enough of those around here
His handling of events in '97 after being questioned about his injury does make for easy speculation that Dom was in fact faking and attempting to oust Ted Nolan. Jim Kelley had reason to put it in print, he was privvy to much of what was going on behind the scenes up through and including the off-season shenanigans that ushered in the Regier/Ruff era and kept Hasek happy. Jim Kelley, head of the NHL Writers' Association and long-time Sabres beat reporter questioned Hasek. This isn't a "hey, I know a guy" things, this was the most respected hockey reporter in Buffalo, one who went on to a national level of coverage of the sport, albeit mostly in Canada.

Kelley was not Bucky. He was not Sullivan. He was of the ilk of guys like LeBrun and Bob McKenzie, of that high of a regard for his ability and discretion as a reporter and columnist.

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