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Marian Hossa

Good for Detroit. Make a very good team better and hurting a team that may be your biggest threat for next year's cup.

http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app/?service=page&page=NewsPage&articleid=367629




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I'm gonna get him for this one. Mark my words. I'm gonna get him.
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You just won the cup. You have all your players under conract. What does the defending Stanley Cup Champs do?

This.

Kevin Holland is a bloody machine.

I swore in front of my computer, as Hossa would've looked great with a C-H on his chest. One of my roommates, a Wings fan, very pleased.

This makes me very glad we didn't pick him up after all.

(edited by El Nastio on 2.7.08 2244)


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Apparently Holland didn't even do anything. Hossa called HIM and was like, "I love it, I love the whole thing. Let me go there."

Is there a precedent for this in any sport? Marquee free agent loses to a team in the finals and then signs with the champions?
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    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    Apparently Holland didn't even do anything. Hossa called HIM and was like, "I love it, I love the whole thing. Let me go there."

    Is there a precedent for this in any sport? Marquee free agent loses to a team in the finals and then signs with the champions?

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    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    Apparently Holland didn't even do anything. Hossa called HIM and was like, "I love it, I love the whole thing. Let me go there."


Unreal. I still consider that a testament as to how well that organization is run (very).

On the plus side, that means that we only have to face Crosbalkin four times rather than the slightly more fearsome Crosbalkossa.

MEANWHILE....

The Caps let Huet go and went with Theodore, who not but two seasons ago could've been bought for a bag of hockey pucks.

Oh, and Sundin still hasn't signed anywhere yet, which means I got my hopes up with the whole "we got advanced negotation rights" thing Gainey got us on draft day.



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    Originally posted by El Nastio
    You just won the cup. You have all your players under conract. What does the defending Stanley Cup Champs do?

    This.

    Kevin Holland is a bloody machine.


This sounds like something the Patriots would do, and I mean that in a good way.



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#8 Posted on
    Originally posted by JustinShapiro
    Apparently Holland didn't even do anything. Hossa called HIM and was like, "I love it, I love the whole thing. Let me go there."

    Is there a precedent for this in any sport? Marquee free agent loses to a team in the finals and then signs with the champions?


Holland did come and make the initial offer to Hossa, but all the news around Hossa was with the bigger/longer offers made by other teams, including apparently an Edmonton offer that would have paid around 90 million (presumably over 10 years). Hossa wanted to win, though, so the next day after digesting all the offers, he went calling Detroit. Holland had no idea that he'd be interested given the disparity between the offers.

It's a risky move for Hossa. If he suffers some kind of serious injury this year that hampers his career, he's just kissed $80 million plus goodbye. But it shows you what his priority is. He wants to win a Stanley Cup, and that's more important to him than the sizable money he could've had elsewhere. Just a little bit insulting to the Penguins fans who could also provide a shot at the Cup..
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I can't wait for Red Wings fans to become as insufferable as Boston sports fans in general.
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    Originally posted by El Nastio

    Oh, and Sundin still hasn't signed anywhere yet, which means I got my hopes up with the whole "we got advanced negotation rights" thing Gainey got us on draft day.
I keep holding out hope that Sundin resigns with Toronto, and retires as a Leaf.

(edited by CRZ on 4.7.08 0249)



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This makes my stomach hurt. Yeah, he wants to win a cup. He could win one in Pittsburgh. Last time I checked, Penguins won a couple of games in the finals and if they did not get blasted in the first two, might have been a game 7 on the line. I wish he would have stayed. :(



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Funny, that's the reason why I do hate them. Then again, my favourite team is the NEW JERSEY DEVILS. It sucks that Forsberg won't come back, and a lot of people probably would agree with that.
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