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Dominator unwanted in KHL

Published time: May 20, 2011 12:52
Edited time: May 20, 2011 18:09
Dominik Hasek (RIA Novosti / Iliya Pitalev)

Dominik Hasek (RIA Novosti / Iliya Pitalev)

The KHL clubs are not interested in the services of Dominik Hasek, executive director of the legendary hockey goalkeeper’s former club, Spartak Moscow, said.

­Forty-six-year-old Hasek has defended the colors of Spartak in the 2010-11 season, with the Red-and-Whites failing to make the playoffs.

”We didn’t even think about prolonging the contract with him as we want promising youngsters to play for Spartak. The market for goalies is quite small now. I mean, the Russians. We must grow our own goalies,” Victor Shalaev told

”As for Hasek, he calls us up on the phone from time to time – me or our General Manager. We communicate. But it is not about work, more about life,” he added.

Shalaev said the Czech veteran is not planning to retire from competitive sport.

”I did not ask about that. But as far as I know he has offers from European clubs – one from the Switzerland and another from Czech Republic. Nobody for the KHL has expressed interest in him,” he said.

Hasek, nicknamed “the Dominator”, was an Olympic Champion at Nagano and is a two-time Stanley Cup winner whose career began back in 1980.