Dominik Hasek BLASTS Czech-born players who join KHL

The legendary former NHL goalie didn't mince words.



Former Buffalo Sabres and Detroit Red Wings goaltender Dominik Hasek has made no bones about voicing his opposition to Russian players participating in the National Hockey League and earning contracts following the Russian invasion of Ukraine in February of this year. He even went so far as to say that Russian superstar forward Alex Ovechkin is a a "chicken s**t" for his response to the invasion. 

The 57-year-old former Hart Trophy-winning goaltender is now taking aim at former NHL forward Dmitrij Jaskin, who signed a deal with SKA St. Petersburg of the KHL. According to Hasek, there needs to be a law passed by the Czech Republic that prohibits his countrymen from participating in Russia's top hockey league. 

“I’m very sorry,” Hasek told “The work of a Czech citizen in the Russian Federation is support for the Russian regime, the war in Ukraine, and therefore a danger to our country and its citizens.

“However, I do not blame the boy or his agent, but the government and the parliament of the Czech Republic for not having adopted a law that prohibits this.”

However, this didn't sit well with former NHL forward Valerie Kamensky, who explained that he felt Hasek may have taken too many knocks to the head in his career. 

“How is hockey related to politics?” ex-Avalanche forward Kamensky told TASS. “Apparently, he caught a lot of pucks in the head during his career.”

Meanwhile, former Soviet gold medal winner Alexander Kozhevnikov took it a step further, calling Hasek a "little fascist". 

“Maybe he has the coronavirus,” Kozhevnikov said of Hasek. “Dominik has somehow changed. He is just a little fascist, a sick person.”

Of course, Hasek suited up for Spartak Moscow of the KHL in 2010-11, which was pointed out by a Twitter user.