CONTROVERSIAL COMMENT | NHL Hall Of Famer Dominik Hasek Slams NHL After Alex Ovechkin's Son Shootout Goal

Published February 5, 2023 at 2:22 PM

The NHL just wrapped up its All-Star weekend from the Florida Panthers FLA Live Arena. When it comes to the festivities or the games themselves, there's a very mixed reaction, some like the weekend as a whole while the more hardcore audience thinks it's just a gimmick and an NHL cash grab.

We've heard former NHL defenseman Marc Methot's opinion on the skills competition saying:

"I'll probably get in trouble saying this, but this whole thing is cringe. It isn't cool to actually try in the skills competition anymore, apparently. Are people genuinely enjoying this? And don't even get me started on that corny Marner breakaway."

There was also Anaheim Ducks Trevor Zegras posting a sleeping emoji. Then, NHL hall of famer Dominik Hasek would absolutely lose it after Ovechkin's son Sergei Ovechkin would join them for a shootout on Panthers' legend Roberto Luongo.

Lu would obviously let Ovi's son score on him which after Hasek would write on social media:

"The @NHL has sunk to rock bottom! Letting Ovechkin's son perform on the ice at the NHL All-Star is spitting in the face of approximately 500 killed, thousands injured, and tens of thousands of kidnapped Ukrainian children. The NHL and Commissioner Gary Bettman must pay for this heinous act!"

- Dominik Hasek

Hasek has been criticizing the NHL for not suspending Russian players over the war going on between Russia and Ukraine to which Ovechkin has been supportive of Russian president Vladimir Putin, and Ovechkin continues to avoid commenting on the Russian invasion.

Hasek voiced his opinion about the ongoing political issue between Russia and Ukraine. Though is it really the NHL's business? Should they get involved, I haven't seen any player stating they supported or agreed with the current political issues relating to their countries.
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CONTROVERSIAL COMMENT | NHL Hall Of Famer Dominik Hasek Slams NHL After Alex Ovechkin's Son Shootout Goal

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