Hasek is considering running for the Czech presidency
Former Red Wings goaltender Dominik Hasek says he is considering running for president of the Czech Republic.
“One can imagine. Why not?” Hasek told Czech Republic website iDNES when asked about a possible presidential run. “Now I have my job, which I really love and want to do it to the (fullest). But what will be in two (or) three years? And then I’ll decide. Everything is possible.”
The Hall of Famer, now 54, currently owns and operates his energy drink company, Smarty. He also does charitable work with the Buffalo Sabres Foundation and Hasek's Heroes, which provides underprivileged children with hockey equipment, ice time and coaching.
Hasek played for Detroit in 2001-02, when he backstopped the Wings to the Stanley Cup, as well as 2003-04 and 2006-2008 during his 16-season NHL career, in which he also played with the Chicago Blackhawks, Buffalo Sabres and Ottawa Senators.
Hasek won another Cup with the Red Wings in 2008, six Vezina Trophies as the league’s top goalie and two Hart Trophies as the NHL’s Most Valuable Player.
Ott brings Cup to Windsor
Steve Ott, who played part of one season with the Red Wings (2016-17) and played Junior hockey with the Windsor Spitfires, brought the Stanley Cup to the Windsor area on Sunday.
Ott, now an assistant coach with the Cup champion St. Louis Blues, had the Cup in tow at the Atlas Tube Centre in Lakeshore, Ontario. He asked that those who came to see the Cup bring a canned good to benefit the Community Support Centre of Essex and Community Food Pantry.
Fans responded with enough to fill up a goal crease and up to the top part of a net, according to a picture shared on Twitter by Phil Pritchard, the Keeper of the Cup.
Samuelsson a leader for Broncos
Western Michigan defenseman Mattias Samuelsson, the son of former NHL defenseman Kjell Samuelsson, has been elected as one of the team’s four alternate captains for the upcoming 2019-20 season, in which Mattias Samuelsson will be a sophomore.
"It was super cool," Samuelsson told NHL.com. "Coach (Andy) Murray told me a couple of days before they announced it that they wanted me to wear a letter. It's not common for a sophomore to wear a letter in college, so it's super special to me. I'm going to play the same style of game with or without one, but to know that coaches look at me as a leader and players do, too, is pretty special."
Samuelsson, 6-4 and 217 pounds, was a second-round pick (32nd overall) of the Buffalo Sabres in the 2018 NHL draft. He had five goals and 12 points in 35 games for the Broncos as a freshman last season.