The Czech Goalie, Dominik Hasek has announced that he is forgoing thoughts of returning to the National Hockey League. At the age of 47, Hasek last played in North America for the Detroit Red Wings where he captured the second of his two Stanley Cups. Hasek lasted played professionally in the KHL for HC Spartak Moscow in the 2010-11 season.
The Hockey Hall of Fame allows for players to be eligible three years after their pro career (regardless of what league) has ended. Hasek will remain eligible for the Hall in 2014, and based on his legacy as one of the greatest Goaltenders of all time, we would champion him as a first ballot entrant.
We bring this up, as we are currently working on our lists for future players for the Hockey Hall of Fame. At present sections for the Baseball Hall of Fame and those who will soon be eligible is populating our site. Look for hockey to follow suit.