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by IwoCPO on 07/02/08 at 02:59 PM ET
Ok. This is insane. I mean it’s absolutely frigging out of control insane.
We have issues to address.
All the questions coming in: can we still sign Filppula? Will this deal work in our Cap structure? Will this affect Zetterberg’s deal?
Consider them all answered because Ken Holland is a mastermind. He’s an artist. There is no question and zero doubt. Goddamn, it’s great to be a Wing fan.
My god, think of the line combinations, the power play, the firepower.
New York Yankees of hockey. Expect that to come back. Well, here’s your answer: Scoreboard bitches. Hossa’s a UFA. The rest of the forwards? Home grown or castoffs.
Here’s what we’re finding out about some players in the NHL. There is a difference between saying you want to win and proving your priority is to win. Hossa? The guy wants a Cup and he wants it badly. Undoubtedly he could have signed a 4, 5, 8 year deal with any number of teams. But here’s the thing.
With or without him, Edmonton probably isn’t winning the Cup next year.
Brad Stuart proved it yesterday and Hossa did today. Some guys value winning above all else. Stuart got a taste and he wants more. Hossa came close and he’s starving for it. Well, he gets his best chance ever because he took less money and a big risk. A one year deal, despite what must be huge amounts of insurance money, is a chance few stars like to take. Especially at age 28.
Conklin, Stuart, Hossa. A nice 24 hour period for our boy Tick Tock Kenny Holland. The Summer of Ken, as soon as Fil’s signed, is officially over. Rest up big fella. You deserve it.
God, what a move.
This from Stilly at Pensblog, and I bring you this not to rub it in to them, but because it’s brilliant.
this is devastating.
It’s like getting beat up by the popular kid in school, but taking solace in the fact that your girlfriend is way hotter than any whore he’s dating.. Then the next day she ditches your ass for captain popular.
If I were emo, I’d be cutting myself.
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