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Hasek's toughness will be called into question

Updated: May 15, 2006, 1:39 AM ET
By Scott Burnside | ESPN.com

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- We're pretty sure that none of the plaques in the Hockey Hall of Fame contain the word "malingerer." And we're not suggesting that when Dominik Hasek goes into the Hall of Fame, his plaque will be the first.

But during a playoff season that recently featured the inspiring sight of Ryan Smyth returning to set up the winner in triple overtime for the Edmonton Oilers after having his face destroyed by a puck, Hasek's inability to answer the bell as his team careens ...

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