Hasek in Pregame Warmup

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  1. CaptBrannigan

    CaptBrannigan Registered User

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    I have heard the rumor (first in The Hockey News I believe, and a few other places after that that I can't recall) that when he was on the Red Wings (the first time), Hasek would go through entire pregame warmup sessions without allowing a goal. Is there any truth to this? Due to many factors I doubt this ever happened but was wondering if anyone had better info on it.
     
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    Might be true. I know that there are teams that will go though warmups and go out of their way not to score because of confidence factors. I'd bet it would be more for this reason than anything.
     
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    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    If Hasek sees the puck, he stops the puck. And so shots from the blueline in pregame, yeah, I can believe it. He had outstanding reflexes and eye-hand coordination.
     
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    Hasek was notorious for being so competitive that he would hate to allow goals, even in practice, so I would assume that extended to warmups as well.
     
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    It's probably not all that difficult to do if the goalie is focused and the shooters are not. I'm not sure if I've ever seen a warm-up shutout (but I don't go to that many games and have never seen a goalie of Hasek's calibre), but I've definitely seen warm ups where only one or two goals were allowed
     
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    VanIslander Don't waste my time

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    The more pucks Hasek faced, the better he got. He was his weakest early in a game and got better and better as the game went on. Or so it used to be said. I haven't seen any 1st,2nd,3rd period, OT breakdown stats for Hasek.

    So, to play in warm-up as if it was a game situation would help him get into the game earlier.
     
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    But apparently it didn't extend to off-sides plays in actual games.
     

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