Hasek In Hockeytown

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Dominik Hasek, who was traded to Detroit Red Wings by Buffalo for Slava Kozlov and a first-round draft pick, signed a new three-year contract worth $24 million.

"I am here to win the Cup," Hasek said. "Nothing else. Nothing less."

The Red Wings agreed to pay Hasek $8 million the coming season, matching the salaries of captain Steve Yzerman and star defenseman Nicklas Lidstrom, with two more option years at the same salary.

"He's taking less money to come to Detroit," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said.

"It was a deal that we just could not pass up," Holland said. "Dominik is coming off another Vezina Trophy-winning season and we're all thrilled that he will be suiting up in a Red Wing uniform this fall."

Hasek said he had offers from other teams which he would not name and that one offer was for more money than he is getting with Detroit.

"It was very important for me to play in a town where the people love hockey," Hasek said. "The other teams are good teams, but not as special as Detroit."

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