Although it was blamed on poor ‘on ice’ communication, Phaneuf’s feud with fellow Calgary Flame Robyn Regehr almost destroyed the teams locker room with reports of the two actually getting into fights whilst off the ice! The following season saw the Flame’s trade most of the squad and start the whole team over.
Perhaps the greatest goaltender in NHL history, was also know as a locker room diva, which is never a good thing for a career or a team! Ted Nolan, former head coach naturally wanted Hasek’s attendance at training and team events, something which Dominik seemed to think himself too good for. With the friction between the pair getting publick, Nolan was cut for the 1997 season and people, probably rightly blamed Hasek. His belief that he was better than his fellow players followed and tainted his career.