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Marian Hossa Says He “Will Not Play Hockey Anymore”

from Mark Lazerus of the Chicago Sun-Times,

The next time No. 81 is seen at the United Center, it will be either for his inevitable “One More Shift” ceremony, or his jersey retirement ceremony.

“I will not play hockey anymore,” Hossa told Novy Cas.

That doesn’t mean Hossa is officially retiring. He can’t, not without slapping the Hawks with significant recapture penalties that would greatly affect their salary cap moving forward. Hossa will live out the last three years of his contract in Slovakia — he recently put his Gold Coast condo up for sale — before, he hopes, he returns to Chicago in another capacity. He told the Slovakian paper that he’s already discussed a future job in the organization....

Hossa told Novy Cas that the NHL sent him to a clinic in Minneapolis before last season to confirm that his medication would not allow him to continue playing. That allowed the Hawks to place him on long-term injured reserve and avoid his $5.25-million cap hit.

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Paul's avatar

If you are questioning Hossa’s #81 go to the rafters, here is Lazerus on the topic via Twitter,

The Blackhawks have been notoriously stingy with jersey retirements (it’s criminal that Steve Larmer isn’t up there). But it’s hard to imagine any of the seven three-time champs not being up there eventually.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 05/19/18 at 02:02 PM ET

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That is hilarious.  This is beyond silly at this point to even have the rules.

Posted by ThatGuy on 05/19/18 at 02:14 PM ET

Down River Dan's avatar

Hossa will live out the last three years of his contract in Slovakia

No cap circumvention here .....nothing to see here…move along.

Apparently Marian found a miracle dermetalogical cure for his hockey glove allergy….

sick

Posted by Down River Dan on 05/19/18 at 02:50 PM ET

Hootinani's avatar

:cough:bullshit:cough:

Posted by Hootinani on 05/19/18 at 05:40 PM ET

bigfrog's avatar

Apparently Marian found a miracle dermetalogical cure for his hockey glove allergy…

Typical Slack Hawk maneuver. No surprise.  smirk

Posted by bigfrog on 05/19/18 at 05:59 PM ET

Royal Grand Exalted PooBah's avatar

If he wanted to play equipment could be made or adapted. If Cane or Toews had this problem the Hawks would solve it somehow. Total BS.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 05/19/18 at 10:52 PM ET

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