I have no idea what to make of this hire.
I wasn't his brothers' biggest fan for almost his entire time in Chicago. Any follow up on what was the problem with Weeks. This doesn't exactly strike me as something they seem to have had lined up for months or weeks.
Yep, that was a big chance. Lindros and Roenick down the middle with Hasek in net. The Nords wanted to take the Hawks deal too. Wirtz nixed it IIRC, there was some money involved and he wouldn't give it up.
Never heard that nor believe it as problems existed
Tretiak was 40 at time and out of hockey for 6 years and not Hawks property so he wouldn't have been eligible to play for Hawks
Hasek was going to go back overseas if he wasn't traded. Waite had nothing to do with the Hawks moving Hasek
Infact Hawks (Well Keenan) wanted to trade Belfour to Nordiques for Lindros to open door for Hasek as Hawks #1
Someone posted an article on the History of Hockey forum confirming The Hawks were trying to lure Tretiak out of retirement while he was the Hawks goaltending coach.
Yes, Hasek was going back overseas if he was not playing in the NHL - he was NOT going back to Indianapolis. The Hawks believed that Waite would be better suited to backup Belfour instead of Hasek...... Either way, Waite was responsible for Haseks career (or at least him leaving the Hawks).. Had he stayed and backed up Belfour who knows what would have happened.... It's a very bizarre situation looking at it in hindsight...
Also the Hawks offered Belfour + for Lindros.... Imagine what the Hawks would have looked like had they kept Hasek instead of Waite and traded Belfour + for Lindros...
Right now I have to rush out the door but I'm going to elaborate more on this Waite/Hasek/Belfour thing later because one could write a book about it.