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w00d 03-01-2013 04:47 PM

Marian Hossa's 1000th NHL game
 
If he plays, tonight will be Hossa's 999th NHL regular season game, which means he will play his 1000th game on the road in Detroit on Sunday. The NHLPA will present him with a silver stick at a ceremony before the game to mark the milestone.

I know that some players have requested to be healthy scratches so that they will play their 1000th at home, but I don't know if Hossa is inclined to do that. It's a ceremony that I would really love to see for Hoss in the United Center rather than the Joe, which is enemy territory and quite frankly is not worthy for such an honor, especially since they like to boo Hossa there.

It makes me wonder if he is contemplating taking the game off tonight, since it will be against an injured, bottom-dwelling team that the Hawks should be able to beat with half their roster in the press box. It would mean a lot to the fans in Chicago to be able to see a future Hall of Fame player like Hossa get his silver stick on home ice.

Cullksinikers 03-01-2013 04:53 PM

He's playing tonight. Please.

IU Hawks fan 03-01-2013 05:04 PM

I'm going Tuesday and am now sad that won't be the game.

Thanks a lot :(

w00d 03-01-2013 05:04 PM

Of course he is, but my selfish ego doesn't want him to. :)

IU Hawks fan 03-01-2013 05:08 PM

You'd also have to think he'd want to break it on national TV, given Sunday's opportunity to do so.

w00d 03-01-2013 05:12 PM

True.

But the Joe still smells like urine and the Red Wings play there. I'll be crying myself to sleep the night before.

UsernameWasTaken 03-01-2013 08:16 PM

the hawks will have a ceremony for him before the wild game on tuesday.

ChiGuySez 03-01-2013 08:40 PM

Outstanding achievement.

Only 4 other Slovaks have 1000+ games.

Stan Mikita 1,394
Peter Bondra 1,081
Miroslav Satan 1,050
Zdeno Chara 1,024 (active)
Marian Hossa 998 (active)
Michal Handzus 931 (active)

Bubba88 03-02-2013 10:48 AM

still wait to see Satan play for the Devils :laugh:


Just play him... I would hate to see the streak ending in DET


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