A very tough one: Vokoun or Hasek ?

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  1. interminded

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    Hasek spoke to the team manager and he said he would like to got the Olympics, but only as the starter or the backup, not as the 3rd string man.
    Which is a fair statement, given Hasek's stats in this season.

    But then what ?

    Who do you start ? Tomas Vokoun or Dominik Hasek ?


    Personally, I would choose Vokoun. He has a similar great season and he earned his spot on the Czech national team.

    Waht do you think ?
     
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    Hasek easily! He just brings too much experience not to play him. Plus he enjoys so much respect from other teams and is still this season the best goalie in the world.
     
  3. interminded

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    Valid points, although "the best in the world" is debatable...

    However, "easily" it's not, IMO.
     
  4. Shoalzie

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    It has to be Hasek...he's back to being the best goalie in the world. In 4 years, it'll be Vokoun's job.
     
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    Who's better? Turco? There are few guys playing as well as Hasek right now. I'd argue he's best goalie in the league right now.
     
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    Just for the fact that Hasek has an Olympic gold medal, I'd make it his spot to lose.
     
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    Hasek, loyalty more then anything. He is playing great, he's won it before. I don't see why this is even a question going in. If he faulters then I assume Vokoun would get a shot rather quickly though.
     
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    Hasek will be the goalie.
     
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    I think Vokoun deserves much more consideration after the way he played for the Czechs in the World Cup & World Championships (named the tournament's best goalie and led the Czechs to the championship). In no way is this an easy decision.
     
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    Hasek because of his record. He's playing as well as he has ever played, and when weighing one against the other, his history tips the scale in his favour.
     
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    Hasek. And, yes, I think it's an easy decision with all due respect to Vokoun.
     
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    Vokoun is the better goalie.

    While Hasek has had a good year (better than I expected)... all due respect he really hasn't had to steal a game for them all season. Plus, hes 40 years old... you have to hand over the reigns to the guy who's going to be there for probably 2 more Olympics.

    Vokoun is the main reason why the Preds are doing so well this season and he persoanlly gift-wrapped the Czechs the World Championships last year.

    I would personally be suprised if he isn't starting the first game for the Czechs... only problem is Hasek probably wouldn't accept the role of backup... he's been known to have an ego when it comes to goaltending partners.
     
  15. actually very easy one

    HASEK !!!!!!

    all the way dominik
    he was the best he still is the best and ,well if he would be younger ^^, he'd stay the best
    if there is a solution to who starts in net at the olymipics i'd say they split the games between hasek and vokoun and then we'll see who get the spot when it goes down to the medal rounds
     
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    It's a tough call. I'm usually of the mindset that you play the best player you have right now, and, either play can lay claim to that title, IMO. However, given that it's so close, I think you have to give it to Hasek, who has won gold for them in the past.

    As a Sens fan though, I'd rather he didn't play. Even though he's looked great out there, and has shown no signs of age, I personally would prefer if he didn't risk it. I also rather Team Canada shooters don't have to face him :p: .
     
  17. Claypool_*

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    Hasek revealed yesterday he spoke with Czech national team coach Alois Hadamczik recently and that, barring injury, he will play for his homeland at the Olympics.

    Previously, Hasek had stated he would only go to Italy as the Czechs' No. 1 goalie or backup, and that if Hadamczik saw him as No. 3 on the depth chart, he should Turin to a younger man.

    http://slam.canoe.ca/Slam/Hockey/NHL/Ottawa/2005/12/20/1361268-sun.html

    What a large ego he has. :rolleyes:
     
  18. ^^ well if i would have won 6 vezinas i'd beat the crap out of the coach if he'll let me sit in the stand and watch ;)
     
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    Vokoun will be a great back up, the job is Dom's to lose.
     
  20. SammyTheBull

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    With all due respect you must have your eyes closed when/if you are watching a Sens game.
     
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    There are 5 round robin games. They can split them to a degree then go with the hot hand. Nobody is going to push Hasek and Vokoun, the Czech #3 keeper - whoever it is - will be in the stands.
     
  22. As good as Vokoun is, there is no way I wouldn't start Hasek if I was the Czechs.

    The second best team in this tourney after Canada IMO.
     
  23. wildone26*

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    It will be hard to demote Vokoun to backup, he has matured into one of the elite goalies in the NHL, and was the best goalie at the World Championships, outdueling Broduer who was then considered the goalie to beat in the World, in the gold medal game. However Hasek is the best goalie of all time, I cant see him not getting the start now that he is back on his game. If Hasek has a bad game though, I see Vokoun getting the chance. It will probably be Hasek's to lose though.
     
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    Ummm...considering he won them gold in '98 and looks great this year, I think he has a point. Why would he go if he was just going to sit in the stands?
     
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