Henry Hank wrote:Who's to say his strategy will work? He'll likely get his money, but the big part of his strategy was winning the Cup this year and then making the money. Even if Detroit is favored, the odds aren't great for a team repeating. He joined an older team in which most of its members have already won multiple Cups. He abandoned an up and coming, very hungry team with unfinished business. Stacked teams in sports rarely seem to do as well as they're expected to do. I hope Hossa gets burned by trying to take the easy way out. I hope he never wins a Cup. Better yet, I hope the Pens are the team that personally prevents him from winning it this year. It's hard to even imagine how glorious that moment would be.
Your posts on this, the past couple of days, seem to mirror my own.
I was indifferent to Hossa's decision until I read in SI, in his own quoted words, that he approached Detroit while leaving Shero waiting on a string.