Hasek tells Wings he'll 'be back'
|Hasek stood tall in his third season with the Red Wings.|
"He wants to come back to Detroit. But he's an unrestricted free agent, so now we have to negotiate a new deal. ... I don't anticipate it being a problem finding common ground."
The 42-year-old Hasek is a six-time Vezina Trophy winner and two-time NHL MVP. He signed a one-year contract worth $750,000 and earned $900,000 in bonuses for helping the Red Wings advance past the second round for the first time since 2002. Detroit was eliminated in the Western Conference finals by the Anaheim Ducks, who went on to win the Stanley Cup.
Hasek was 38-11-6 with a 2.05 goals-against average, .913 save percentage and eight shutouts during his 15th regular-season and third in Detroit. In the playoffs, Hasek was 10-8 with a 1.79 GAA, .923 save percentage and two shutouts.