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07-22-2009, 09:57 PM
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Originally Posted by HockeyinHD View Post
Because (duh!) if the Hawks can put him on LTIR they can get sufficient cap relief to pretty much not have to worry about trading Sharp.

If the Hawks had to deal with their cap from game 1 day 1, they'd be in huge, huge trouble.
So they go to Hossa and say, "Have that surgery now, sonny." I dunno. I can see going to an extreme to get out of a cap mess that only the Hawk brass didn't see coming, but this seems pretty strange. Why did they want Hossa at all? I think they're into some star power, marketing thingy. Sidelining him for almost half the season doesn't fit in with that plan.