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04-13-2013, 10:34 PM
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That will be Sharp's last year under contract and I highly doubt the Hawks re-sign him.
As for Hossa, well, there are no easy solutions. The Hawks will probably have to buy him out after the '16-'17 season meaning that he and Sharp would leave at the same time.
At that point in time neither player will be 'core' going forward.
A buyout would be pretty dumb unless he's a useless player. It wouldn't save any net cap hit as by then they would have already accrued all of the the new CBA front-loading penalty.
HOF players can play into their late-30s/early 40s. The only reason why Hossa wouldn't be able to play effectively in his late 30s is because he is injured. Injured players (even if this means able to play but too degraded to want to) and under contract don't retire under the new CBA, they go on LTIR (Pronger as a 35+ contract under the old CBA is a good example) and collect decent money to "rehab."
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