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Emotional Farewell as Dominik Hasek Departs from the Czech Hall of Fame


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Julien Trekker
May 31, 2023  (10:44)
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Emotional Farewell as Dominik Hasek Departs from the Czech Hall of Fame

A dark cloud has settled over the Czech Republic's sports legacy. Once revered icons of the game, today they're packing up their gear as their cherished institution heads towards a shut down.
Struck by financial problems, the Czech Hockey Hall of Fame seems to be in a tough financial situation. Consequently, a poignant video clip surfaced, showcasing Dominik Hasek, arguably the country's most illustrious goalie, packing his displayed gear into a shopping cart.
"Vezina Trophy, jerseys, skates, hockey sticks...Ring for [Stanley Cup...Everything you, @hasek_dominik, had to pack up and take three shopping carts to the car...It's not for nothing they say: 'Who doesn't appreciate history, doesn't appreciate himself'...Pry economics reasons... But before the World Cup? It's hard to recreate something like that."
* Translated from Czech

A New Hall of Fame Coming?

Although the current reality is bleak, whispers are circulating about the opening of a new Czech Hockey Hall of Fame or perhaps transferring the exhibits to Prague's O2 Arena. However, these rumors remain unconfirmed, and if a new facility is to be built, it could take a few years to come to fruition.
In the meantime, the hockey treasures of many recognizable Czech icons will need to find a temporary home. Among these legends are Jaromir Jagr (who, interestingly, hasn't officially hung up his skates yet), Peter Stastny, Marion Stastny, Martin Straka, Robert Reichel, Jiri Hrdina, and many more. Despite the uncertainty, we hope for a swift resolution so these cherished mementos can be on a showcase once again.
As seen on Markerzone - Emotional Scene as Dominik Hasek is Forced Out of the Czech Hall of Fame
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