A bow to the heart~ I think Talbot posted somewhere in the hossa to DET novel.
Full credit to the rational and straight-thinking pens; If I had a teammate who, after 4 mons, said this other team gives ME
the better chance at winning; my pulse might go up a bit. The other team being the one that the pens had to watch raise the stanley cup on home ice.
Tomorrow isn't the time to react to what happen at the end of June, it is just another game.
Hossa living large in Detroit with his new friends:http://www.freep.com/article/20081109/S ... 90394/1053
He is a prankster, this Marian Hossa, a big kid. He'll get you on an elevator, distract you from getting off on your floor, then laugh at you when you figure it out.
But instead of getting angry, you find yourself laughing with him, because well, he's Marian Hossa.
He has played for the Red Wings for a month now, and in that time has looked like the most brilliant signing of the summer. He's on pace for some 40 goals, 60-odd assists and more than 100 points, and he's doing all that while playing so hard in his own end he often leaves his teammates breathless.
"We think him coming here is a reflection on how good a team we have here," goalie Chris Osgood said. "That does come into making decisions with guys around the league. Guys know what teams are like based on how they are in the dressing room, and ours has always been good and I think that's known around the league.
"We play with a team concept more than anybody else, and that's what we think wins us games, and he fits into that perfectly. He's not an ego type of player. He gets his points, but he doesn't talk about them. He enjoys backchecking and doing little things to help us win just as much as scoring, and that's why he fits in so well."
Osgood is the one the pens couldn't get to...they just couldn't break him for a game. I'd like to see him broken, for many goals , tomorrow.