Hossa signs in Chicago

Millz

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#1
He's going to be 42 when this deal is over!

You've gotta be kidding me.

I hate this clown.

http://blog.mlive.com/snapshots/2009...th_blackh.html

Per TSN's Darren Dreger and the CBC's Elliotte Friedman, Marian Hossa has signed with the Chicago Blackhawks.

More to come, obviously.

Update 2:01 PM: TSN's Darren Dreger says that it's a long-term contract, and that the Red Wings and Tampa Bay Lightning were in the running. Somewhere over $5 million per year in cap hit, says Bob McKenzie.

Update 2:05 PM: ESPN's Pierre LeBrun says it's a $5.2 million cap hit for 12 years.

So he took another $12 million over what the Wings were offering.
 

Jeanie

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I have to say, I believe this is the first time you and I agreed on anything hockey-related. I don't like people who team-hop shopping for a cup.
 

BigBob

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#3
He was a bust in Detroit in my opinion. He would've been better off just staying with the Penguins but to be honest, I don't think they'd have beat Detroit if he was on the team this past year because he seems like he's just a big Debbie downer and that brings everyone around you down.

I bet if Chicago doesn't win the cup next year he'll ask for a trade.
 

Marvelous1

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With some of their young superstars(Toews,Kane) up for contract renewal in the not too distant future Chicago is going to have seriuous salary cap issues. And Hossa is not a team player and will be a big negative in that young dressing room in Chicago.
 

Millz

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Yeah I agree with everyone...Hossa is not the kind of person I'd want him in my lockerroom...obviously the Hawks think differently.
 

Babe_Ruth

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I think this deal is a bit to long, but Hossa is a great player and I would definitely take him on my team. He puts the puck in the net and he's good a setting people up. Now I agree with you guys that he's only trying to win a cup, but honestly, do you blame the guy? Every player wants a cup, what's wrong with him signing with a cup contender?
 
#7
Why that long? You know he won't stay with the team more than 4 or 5 years, if that, just stupid. He is a good player, but I would've tried to get a different free agent.
 

icegoat63

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if it werent for the longevity of the contract I'd almost think the only reason they signed him was for trade bait for next seasons deadline. Because other than that... i dont think Hossa is really that much of an asset anymore. Especially not for a roster as promising as the Hawks.
 

Millz

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This deal is good for Hossa but terrible for Chicago

Its terrible because of the LENGTH of the deal...he'll be 42 when its up...that's just way too damn much. He'll prove useful for a while, sure, but not the entire time you wouldnt think.
 

icegoat63

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I agree, I mean hell most players are lucky to still be playing in their thirties.... for him to have a contract that deep at his age... heh, I'm thinking he's most definitely looking to retire there.