A sad scene taking place in the Czech Republic. Several former players are being forced to pick up their equipment as the revered establishment shuts down.
According to reports, the Czech HHoF apparently ran into financial trouble and no longer has the means to keep the Hall in operation. As a result, this video was posted of Dominik Hasek, the best goaltender ever to come out of the country, picking up his equipment that was on display and putting it in a shopping cart.
Translation: Vezina Trophy, jerseys, skates, hockey sticks...Ring for [Stanley Cup...Everything you @hasek_dominik had to pack up and take three shopping carts to the car...It's not for nothing they say: 'Who doesn't appreciate history, doesn't appreciate himself'...Pry economics reasons... But before the World Cup? It's hard to recreate something like that.
Possible New Home
There is speculation that a new Czech Hockey Hall of Fame will be built, or the exhibits may be housed at the 02 Arena in Prague. However, nothing has been announced officially yet. A new building would likely take a few years to be completed. Some of the other more recognizable players in the Czech HOF that will need to find a new home for their displays are Jaromir Jagr (despite the fact that he's not officially retired yet), Peter Stastny, Marion Stastny, Martin Straka, Robert Reichel, Jiri Hrdina, and several others.