Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 09/23/06 at 02:31 AM ET
Hasek, who backstopped the Wings to the Cup in 2002, had a good debut, like the Wings expected. His ability to tend the net -- especially in the playoffs -- is a given. It's his readiness to do so that is of concern because groin injuries have prevented Hasek, 41, from finishing his last two NHL seasons. That's why the theme of the season is to keep Hasek healthy. He has a few ideas. "I want to be here 75 minutes before every practice, do my stretches, do massage, do everything that is important," Hasek said. "Do stretches after the game. If I need I can leave the ice early, not too much skating after practice. I think these are small things, which I didn't do in the past. I think this should help keep me healthy."more on Hasek and a game recap...
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