Twenty years after one of the most memorable performances in Olympic hockey history, Dominik Hasek spends his days in his homeland doing a lot of hunting and golfing. He has also developed a beverage called Smarty Premium Drink, which, when you think about the way Hasek approached the game, probably should be the Czech Republic’s version of Red Bull. Instead, Smarty Premium Drink is a relaxing herbal beverage culled from spring water in Moravia. “It is for everyone who loves nature,” insists Hasek on a promotional video in which he’s wearing a black fedora. “Not just for hunters, fishermen and beekeepers.”
Well, OK. Not surprisingly, Hasek manages to keep busy, not quite as busy as he was in the goal crease during his remarkable NHL and international career, but he still speaks in that hy...
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Ken Campbell, The Hockey News' senior writer, is in his second tour with the brand after an eight-year stint as a beat reporter for the Maple Leafs for the Toronto Star. The Sudbury native once tried out for the Ontario League's Wolves as a 30-year-old. Needless to say, it didn't work out.