Quick Hits: Dominik Hasek, Henrik Zetterberg, NHL Sponsors, Lockout
Sorry for the lack of updates, I had to take a business trip to the west coast. Unfortunately the NHL is still in a lockout and we’ll continue to bring you the latest news. Below are some quick hits from around the league.
- Veteran goaltender Dominik Hasek appears to be done with ice hockey after giving up hope of returning to the NHL again. The 47-year-old goalie resumed training ahead of this season hoping to get picked up by an NHL club, but told Czech Daily Sport on Tuesday that it is “very unlikely” he would play again after no team offered him a contract amid the current lockout.
- Detroit Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg is headed overseas during the NHL lockout, but he’s not returning to the club he played for during the previous lockout. Instead, the 32-year-old Swede will play with Switzerland’s EV Zug.
- With no end in sight to the NHL lockout, the league is doing all it can to ease the concerns of its sponsors. A small group of key clients gathered Wednesday afternoon in Toronto for an audience with chief operating officer John Collins, who provided an update on labour negotiations and took questions from participants. A source indicated that representatives from Molson, Canadian Tire, Sport Chek, Kraft, Sirius XM and Scotiabank participated in the meeting. One attendee called the session “productive” and applauded Collins for taking part.
- Following the cancellation of the first two weeks of the NHL’s regular season, San Jose Sharks defenseman Dan Boyle said he thinks not all 30 NHL owners are on the same page when it comes to the Collective Bargaining Agreement and locking out the players. Boyle told CSN Bay Area he thinks the lockout is being controlled by a select group of owners and commissioner Gary Bettman and that the majority of owners are looking to get a deal done.
Subscribe to NHL Trade Report updates on Facebook, on Twitter, by Email, or RSS.