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05-20-2008, 09:14 AM
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Originally Posted by Coldshot View Post
I don't see Pittsburgh taking the risk.

If they can get Hossa to sign at a discount, then he'll be back in Pittsburgh.

I really can't see Pittsburgh taking the chance of handcuffing themselves if they can't get rid of Hossa to deal with Malkin and Staal's contracts. Teams will look to handcuff Pittsburgh just like they did with Jersey when they were screwing themselves capwise. They lost Gomez and Rafalski in one off-season and went from a somewhat feared team to a completely mortal and barely above average team.

Pittsburgh will keep Crosby/Malkin together for years just like Detroit did with Yzerman/Fedorov.
Why would Hossa take a discount? And what kind of discount? He's making 7M right now.

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