Let's say Edmonton signs Hossa. Then they would have to cut something like $5 millions in order to stay under the salary cap.
Question: would you take Sheldon Souray back now that Streit is gone ?
Personnally, I think Souray is overpaid, but if healthy, he can still score 20+ goals. I would consider it.
So we would lose Hossa to Edmonton and so they can get under the cap, we take Souray off their hands at $5M a year. Wow.... why do we want to doubly penalized ourselves? I want Edmonton to be over the cap if they sign Hossa and deal with the consequences.