'Dominik Hasek's future might be up in the air with the Buffalo Sabres. What's solid is the All-Star goalie's relationship with team owner John Rigas.'
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In the meeting between the Sabres and Dominik Hasek on Tuesday in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, neither side shocked the other with an unexpected or unreasonable idea or demand, according to a member of the Sabres' communications department who spoke to The Sabres Edge today.
"As it went in, pandemonium set in on our bench, and I had to calm things down," Lindy Ruff explained later. "There was still a minute to play."
'The Sabres hold the option to extend Hasek's contract one season for $9 million. But the two-time Hart Trophy winner as the NHL's MVP reportedly has offered to play what would be his 10th season in Buffalo for $6 million.'