'Guins Win! wrote:
For someone who claimed they wanted a long term deal, more money, and to win, Hossa chose the deal that only gave him ONE of his 3 issues.
I'm SO SO SO SO dissapointed in Hossa.
Sign me up to BOO him loudly.
I don't want to hear about a chance to win. PIT was on the verge of winning too. PIT gave him all 3 of his issues and he chose DET.
Have fun Marion because Osgood isn't going to get it done this year.
When did he say he wanted more money? I can't say I'm broken up about this signing.
As much as I wanted Hossa on the team -- he would've been one of our best players on both sides of the ice -- signing him to a long-term contract would've tied our hands with respect to a number of other components on our team -- not just now, but in the future.
Now for Hossa, you can't blame him for this signing. Detroit gives him the BEST chance at winning a cup. Regardless of how you feel about the Penguins and the progress they will make, Detroit is the odds on favorite to repeat this year and signing the best player in Free Agency just makes them ten times better. On paper, it's also a good bet that Hossa will have a good year again playing with the team Detroit has. Now after this year he can go sign the 5+ year contract for 8-9 million on a competitive team.
I don't understand why some fans act like a player -- whom was a rental -- decides not to resign with their team. The majority of players make the best decision for them, not a team or their fans.
Things aren't over for the Penguins... This frees up space for the Penguins to bring in someone or a combination of players like Huselius/Nasland/Satan or trade for a player like Gaborik.
I wish Hossa all the best in Detroit and here's hoping we meet them again in the Finals but this time the Penguins come up on top.