pittbreezer23 wrote:Is it true that the penguins might be interested in aquiring Marian Hossa from atlanta before the trade deadline this year. If so who all would we be willing to give up for him?
Every team in the league would be "interested" in Hossa. Not likely the Pens are going to part with what it would take to get him.
They (Atlanta) are looking for a roster player, prospect, and draft picks. And Hossa is a UFA at the end of the season and is looking for a deal in the $6-* million a year range, so you have to resign him.
Just seems a bit steep.
I think this is on target - yes they'd have interest, but it would take Jordan Staal plus more to get it done, so no it isn't going to happen.
Yesterday legit news sources have San Jose pushing hard offering either Marleau or Cheechoo, plus a prospect and pick - if that is true I don't know what ATL is waiting for - Montreal is trying to pass off Ryder - it will take Higgins plus prospect and pick to come close - Pens really can't match either offer without Staal involved.
Boston also wants him but are trying to pass off Murray which I can't imagine being of interest to Atlanta - now Kessel and Strum would be a different scenario.
Supposedly teams will have 48 hour window to try to resign Hossa, but it looks like unless 5ys 40mil is offered he's going to UFA this July.
Prospal is probably the highest level of 'rental' the Pens will be able to snag.
I still think if Flames are set on moving Tanguay and they can't somehow use him in a package to land Sundin or Jokinen, then the Pens could perhaps get him in a nice deal since Calgary will be in a position of weakness (1, Tanguay can block any trade because he has a no-trade clause; supposedly he has no interest in going to Montreal for example; 2, others know Calgary needs to move him if they expect to resign Langkow and Huselius)
- But there is no way of knowing what teams Tanguay would waive his no-trade rights to go to. Pitt would seemingly be attractive, but who knows?