Here’s an interesting “quiet day” report from Radio Prague regarding a Red Wings alumnus who’s considering getting into politics:
The legendary Czech ice hockey goaltender Dominik Hašek, dubbed The Dominator, has not ruled out running for president, when Miloš Zeman’s second term in office expires in 2023.
Hašek said in an interview for Radio Impuls that he could well imagine himself in the top post, although he was not actively preparing for such a move now. “Who knows what may happen in three years’ time – anything is possible,” he told the radio host.
Also, from Yahoo Sports Canada’s Arun Srinivasan, via my friend Mel on Facebook:
Dominik Hasek is a national icon in the Czech Republic for good reason, and now the Hall of Fame goaltender might have his eyes set on representing his country at the highest level, in an arena that outweighs sports.
“The Dominator” was asked if he would consider running for president of the Czech Republic and responded in a way true to character.
“One can imagine. Why not?” Hasek said, via Czech Republic website iDNES.
“Now I have my job, which I really love and want to do it to the (fullest). But what will be in two (or) three years? And then I’ll decide. Everything is possible.”
“At the same time, I like to do things that are responsible. I have no doubt that the office of the President is very responsible, so if I were to take it from this side, I would (have to) be excellent. But the president must have a number of other qualities, so we’ll see.”