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Hossa would take less to stay in Pittsburgh

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06-06-2008, 08:21 PM
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Hossa would take less to stay in Pittsburgh

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A year ago, Crosby re-signed for less money - an average of $8.7 million per season through 2012-13 - to help keep the Penguins together. Hossa, who meshed so well with Crosby after being added at the Feb. 26 trading deadline, is willing to do the same thing.

Hossa expects his agent, Rich Winter, to start talking with Shero soon.

"I'd rather take less and play on a good team," Hossa said. "Hopefully, I can return here and be part of this organization but, with the salary cap, I know how hard it is. There's lots of players to be signed, so we'll see what's going to happen."

http://www.nhl.com/nhl/app?articleid...e&service=page

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06-06-2008, 08:30 PM
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To be honest, players say that all the time. Malone said it the other day. But they all say it in this day and age, and what player coming off a cup appearance is gonna say "i'm following the money"?

Will hossa, malone, orpik, fleury all take pay cuts to stay in PITTS?

Really doubtful.

(i think the decision is really to re-sign Hossa for 7mil OR re-sign malone AND orpik for 7mil)

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06-06-2008, 08:33 PM
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I remember when Redden said that about playing for the Sens......Hossa is going to the highest bidder for ~ 8-9million.

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06-06-2008, 08:39 PM
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its funny because he said if he wanted to make a ton of money he would of just stayed with Atlanta.....

sure, highest bidder....

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its funny because he said if he wanted to make a ton of money he would of just stayed with Atlanta.....

sure, highest bidder....
Exactly.

Anyway i hope he's true to his word. 8M for 3 years perhaps. The Hossa trade was EASILY worth it even if he goes someplace else, we made it 2 games away from the cup while being dominated every game. he was one of our best players, both him, and Fleury easily shed their playoff choker labels people have gave them.

People keep thinking everyone playes in the NHL to get rich, and only play where the money is. I hate that.

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I remember when Redden said that about playing for the Sens......Hossa is going to the highest bidder for ~ 8-9million.
Redden would take a discount too. The problem is that they want him to take a 50% pay cut. I don't blame him for not agreeing to it. I'd bet that he'd have taken 4.5-5.5 though.

Edit: Oh yeah, then there's the obvious difference that they're asking Redden to take a decrease in pay whereas Hossa is just being asked to take a smaller increase than he otherwise would get on the open market. The difference there alone is huge.

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its funny because he said if he wanted to make a ton of money he would of just stayed with Atlanta.....

sure, highest bidder....
Apparently they offered him a really large contract just before the deadline and he declined.


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I'm not going to get my hopes up, as many players say the right things until the cash is in their hands, but imagine HFboards if the Pens retained the majority of their FA's, including Hossa.

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its funny because he said if he wanted to make a ton of money he would of just stayed with Atlanta.....

sure, highest bidder....
Show me where he said that.

Hossa never signed with Atlanta because he wanted to test the open market. The Thrashers didn't even get into serious financial discussions with him.

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Show me where he said that.

Hossa never signed with Atlanta because he wanted to test the open market. The Thrashers didn't even get into serious financial discussions with him.
no problem.

go to pittsburghpenguins.com

now click on the Hossa interview on the front page. its the second question.

he says even if i wanted to make a couple more dollars i would of just re-signed with Atlanta!!!!!!!!!!!!!

now eat some crow!!!

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no problem.

go to pittsburghpenguins.com

now click on the Hossa interview on the front page. its the second question.

he says even if i wanted to make a couple more dollars i would of just re-signed with Atlanta!!!!!!!!!!!!!

now eat some crow!!!

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No reason to be a jerk...

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06-06-2008, 09:03 PM
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It would be nice to see the Pens keep there team together. If they are loaded at one position in there farm system maybe they can let a few guys go and bring up some youth. It would be nice to keep Crosby and Hossa together because all I hear is we need a scoring winger in Pittsburgh now you have one of the best 2 way playing winger in Hossa. I would say that Pitt's top 3 to keep IMO are Crosby, Malkin, Fleury, and Hossa would be my next choice if they were to have a top 4.

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no problem.

go to pittsburghpenguins.com

now click on the Hossa interview on the front page. its the second question.

he says even if i wanted to make a couple more dollars i would of just re-signed with Atlanta!!!!!!!!!!!!!

now eat some crow!!!

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A link would be nice. Anyway...

...Drury and Briere said the exact same thing last year. They are no longer members of the Sabres.

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Show me where he said that.

Hossa never signed with Atlanta because he wanted to test the open market. The Thrashers didn't even get into serious financial discussions with him.
http://www.wpxi.com/video/16529993/index.html

He says it at 210.

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A link would be nice. Anyway...

...Drury and Briere said the exact same thing last year. They are no longer members of the Sabres.
sorry, i forgot the www. in front of Pittsburghpenguins.com when i made a link. most people realize it goes there.

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06-06-2008, 09:08 PM
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Hossa's beyond gone. It looked like a ridiculously good fit for him in Pittsburgh, from a scoring point of view and a solid team perspective, but Shero's got way more things to worry about: re-signing Fleury to a bigger contract being the biggest one. I highly doubt he lets Orpik walk, but at the same time I see Malone gone.

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Basically all he is saying is that a good team doesn't necessarily have to match the money offered by a bad team. I'm sure he'd go to another very competitive team like San Jose or Minnesota if they were offering a million more a season or a longer deal.

The only way I think the Pens could keep Hossa would be on a one year deal, and that isn't nearly enough security for a guy looking for a home run deal.

I say he signs with a good team for $8M average and at least 6 years.

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sorry, i forgot the www. in front of Pittsburghpenguins.com when i made a link. most people realize it goes there.
You're such an ass.

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Well then he is lying, the Thrashers never even got into serious financials. They made one preliminary offer, at which point he said he wanted to go to UFA. The only offer I heard the Thrashers make was in the $7 million range, which is well below what many think he is worth after his strong playoff run.

We in Atlanta have been through Hossa's song and dance before, don't be fooled.

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players just say that so when they do jet to another team for more money it helps them save face.

would be nice though i guess, he would stay in the east and he looked pretty good with crosby.

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Isn't there a condition where if Hossa re-ups with the Pens they give up another pick to Atlanta?

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Basically all he is saying is that a good team doesn't necessarily have to match the money offered by a bad team. I'm sure he'd go to another very competitive team like San Jose or Minnesota if they were offering a million more a season or a longer deal.

The only way I think the Pens could keep Hossa would be on a one year deal, and that isn't nearly enough security for a guy looking for a home run deal.

I say he signs with a good team for $8M average and at least 6 years.
What he is saying is he has had fun here, he likes it ehre and he would take a few dollars less to stay on the team, but there is a limit to his paycut. 7.5-8M i see him signing for, for 3 years. 3 more years at a chance to get the cup, then he gets his dreampay at age 32 untill he retires. I'd **** a goat if we could keep Hossa for 3 more years.

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players just say that so when they do jet to another team for more money it helps them save face.

would be nice though i guess, he would stay in the east and he looked pretty good with crosby.
Yeah, some do. Like Kariya.

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Well then he is lying, the Thrashers never even got into serious financials. They made one preliminary offer, at which point he said he wanted to go to UFA. The only offer I heard the Thrashers make was in the $7 million range, which is well below what many think he is worth after his strong playoff run.

We in Atlanta have been through Hossa's song and dance before, don't be fooled.
so now that we have a link and it is true he is a liar....maybe he wanted to play for a team that has a chance to win.

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Isn't there a condition where if Hossa re-ups with the Pens they give up another pick to Atlanta?
no, the deal is done.

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I don't see how anyone wouldn't like playing on a line with Crosby.
One other thing to keep in mind, Hossa has also said that he would very much like to play with his good friend Zdeno Chara.

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