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Here they go again! The Detroit Red Wings have solved their goaltending situation by signing Dominic Hasek to a one-year deal. This is the third go-round between the Dominator and the Red Wings, the first of which resulted in a 2002 Stanley Cup which could have made for a storybook ending to his illustrious career, but after a year of retirement he returned to the Wings, spoiled the relationship between the team and Curtis Joseph, and played a mere 14 games due to nagging groin problems.

Last year with the Senators, Hasek again missed a huge chunk of the season after getting injured at the Olympics, and didn't recover until the Senators had already been eliminated in the second round of the playoffs by Buffalo.

In short, this is a bewildering deal - I don't see you count on Hasek to help the team come playoff time given his age and health, and they need to get young prospect Jimmy Howard some ice time at the NHL level to see if he's their long-term solution.