Hossa: The Way of the Mercenary

Detroit, 1 year, $7.4 million.

Clearly, Marian Hossa isn’t happy with the long-term offers he’s seen. Nobody had the cap space to pay him what he thought he deserved, so he’s taking the one year deal and trying his luck with next year’s market.

If you want to join me in the cynical view, and say that Hossa only plays well in contract years, this is a smart move by the Red Wings. Hossa will be sure to play for his supper.

He was still worth it for the Penguins, though.

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