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Marian Hossa’s Contract May Be Headed To Arizona

 

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added 3:10pm, Chicago statement on Marian Hossa below.

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Arizona, where bad contracts go to die.

Posted by RyanVM on 07/12/18 at 01:14 PM ET

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I could say something about cap circumvention but I would sound like a hypocrite, so instead I will just say hopefully they take care of this and other things in the next CBA.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 07/12/18 at 01:34 PM ET

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Adding Hossa to Pronger and Datsyuk, should be a great team this year.

Posted by mc keeper on 07/12/18 at 01:36 PM ET

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Sounds like it’s time to contract Arizona or move them.  As it stands now, they’ll never be competitive, if this is what they’re STILL doing years later.  I could understand Pronger, and then to a lesser extent Datsyuk.  But we’re now a while removed from Datsyuk, and this is still their strategy?

Posted by Primis on 07/12/18 at 02:17 PM ET

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Coyotes also have Dave Bolland’s contract.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 07/12/18 at 02:18 PM ET

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But we’re now a while removed from Datsyuk, and this is still their strategy?

Yeah, can you believe that taking on the Datsyuk contract didn’t immediately vault them into being a contender?

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/12/18 at 02:30 PM ET

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What a joke. And then to have the balls to put out that statement as if it effects Hossa in anyway.

“Thanks Hossa for doing almost nothing so we could circumvent the cap. You’re a real hero.”

This league is just a circus.

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 07/12/18 at 03:14 PM ET

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I could say something about cap circumvention but I would sound like a hypocrite, so instead I will just say hopefully they take care of this and other things in the next CBA.
Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 07/12/18 at 02:34 PM ET

This can’t be cap circumvention. This is exactly how the salary cap is designed to work, agreed to in the CBA. Now if you’re talking the next CBA needs to not be punitive in regards to player salaries, I’m all for that.

Posted by Tripwire32 from Kay He Mar Heart on 07/13/18 at 07:31 AM ET

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Sounds like it’s time to contract Arizona or move them.  As it stands now, they’ll never be competitive, if this is what they’re STILL doing years later.  I could understand Pronger, and then to a lesser extent Datsyuk.  But we’re now a while removed from Datsyuk, and this is still their strategy?

Posted by Primis on 07/12/18 at 03:17 PM ET

Arizona got the two best active players in the deal (and certainly the two most valuable) and improved themselves in both the short and long term.

They did not need to make this trade to reach the cap floor (they already had that well covered), and they aren’t saving much in terms of real expenses either (less than half a mill), so it doesn’t seem to be a financial move on their part.

The Coyotes are far from the only team in the NHL that doesn’t spend up to the cap every year. Cap space is an asset only if you use it, and the Coyotes have decided to “sell” their cap space to other teams in order to “buy” useful players. This makes a lot of sense.

They unloaded a fourth line forward, a minor league defenseman, and two prospects looking very much like they’ll amount to nothing.

They added a center and a defenseman who can enter their lineup immediately and still have some upside.

And all it cost them was $3 million over the next three years to Marian Hossa, and some cap space they weren’t going to use anyway.

I actually wouldn’t be surprised if Arizona was competitive this season. They had a lot of injury woes last year. Scoring will probably still be an issue, but their blueline looks pretty good. I don’t think playoffs are out of the question.

Posted by Sven22 from Grand Rapids on 07/13/18 at 07:43 AM ET

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And all it cost them was $3 million over the next three years to Marian Hossa, and some cap space they weren’t going to use anyway.

On top of that, I read a tweet that said his contract is insured for 80% of its value, so they’re only going to be out of pocket 200K per year.

This is exactly why it’s great to have cap space when you’re trying to build a team instead of spending to the cap in some idiotic attempt to be “competitive”.

This team had a point total that was three behind Ken Holland’s maxed-out Red Wings while spending nearly $20 million less than Holland did.

But it’s Arizona that needs to be moved because they’re never going to be competitive, right?

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 07/13/18 at 08:12 AM ET

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Last night I heard a guy on the radio (in Chicago) announcing how Hossa was traded.  He said he thinks they should retire his jersey for all the cups he helped them win.

Then he said, “It’s unfortunate to see Hossa traded - we’re going to miss seeing him play for our team.”

That quote basically summed up 99.9% of Chicago fans.  They have no idea what is happening unless the team is past the first round of the playoffs.

Posted by TreKronor on 07/13/18 at 11:49 AM ET

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As it stands now, they’ll never be competitive, if this is what they’re STILL doing years later.

Posted by Primis on 07/12/18 at 03:17 PM ET

If you have an internal budget cap, you should absolutely being doing this every year.  If you want to stop it, all the league needs to do is raise the salary floor.

Posted by EthrDemon on 07/13/18 at 01:19 PM ET

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