Hossa to Penguins
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OUR TAKE: We don't like this deal at all on many levels.
1.) Hossa is a noted playoff underachiever. He's produced only 35 points in 55 postseason games. After racking up 100 points during the regular season last year, he disappeared in Atlanta's four-game sweep at the hands of the Rangers producing only one assist.
2.) This flies directly in the face of the philosophy the Penguins supposedly have as far as not giving up too much of the future for the present.
3.) What does this do to the team's chemistry? Armstrong was one of the team's most popular players.
4.) Can they guarantee Hossa returns following the season? He's a free agent when the season ends and he's been asking for big money.
Don't get us wrong, Marian Hossa is an absurdly talented player. But he comes with a lot of baggage.
Dupuis is like a faster version of Michel Ouellet. He's a third or fourth liner who can score a bit.
First Published February 26, 2008 2:59 pm