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01-11-2009, 02:06 PM
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Originally Posted by Heaton View Post
How do you figure?
Hossa has actively gone out of his way to play for the Red Wings. He turned down $90 million gauranteed to play here and obviously likes the lineup.

On the other hand, Z is purposely dragging his feet in an attempt to get a lifetime contract which would be insane. The cap is going to drastically drop over the next two seasons, back to levels of when Datsyuk signed his deal. If Hossa or Z aren't happy with $6.7 million, theres always someone else out there that will be.

Plus, we already have a second line center in Flip wasting away on the third line. Hossa is the goal scorer, pseudo power forward everyone has been looking for since 2004. All of this including Datsyuk, makes Zetterberg redundant. If Z will take a clone of the Datsyuk deal, than fine, keep him around.

But at this point, his post Conn Smyth hype is too high to justify his price tag. Tampa made that mistake with Richards, the Wings shouldn't fall into the same trap.

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