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Lacking motivation to continue career, Hasek retires after 16 seasons

Updated: June 9, 2008, 9:15 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- The passion that made Dominik Hasek great is gone.

So, the goaltender known as the Dominator said goodbye to the Detroit Red Wings and NHL.

"Physically, I'm felling great -- as well as ever," Hasek said Monday as he announced his retirement. "I just don't feel that I'm ready to compete on the highest level.

"I need motivation. Right now, I don't feel it's there and I don't want to disappoint anyone."

Hasek rarely did disappoint during his 16 seasons, becoming ...

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