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Hossa Finds Another Winning Team

from Craig Custance of The Sporting News,

Courting of Marian Hossa began in Dale Tallon’s Montreal hotel room at last June’s draft. It was there that the Tallon, then general manager of the Chicago Blackhawks, met seriously with agent Ritch Winter for the first time. It was there he let Winter know just how interested he was in signing Hossa.

It was an unusual arrangement. Hossa wouldn’t become a free agent until July 1, but his one-year deal with Detroit had come with a gentlemen’s agreement: He could negotiate with other teams if a longer-term deal with the Red Wings fell through.

Hossa’s instruction to Winter was simple: Find me a winner. Doing so, however, was a little more complicated.

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Another?

Posted by Garth on 05/25/10 at 11:21 PM ET

Tapeleg's avatar

And this doesn’t subvert the free agency period how?

Posted by Tapeleg on 05/26/10 at 03:29 AM ET

MarkK's avatar

And wouldn’t it be frustrating to lose in the cup finals for the third time in a row?

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 05/26/10 at 12:05 PM ET

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