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Sunday, August 19, 2007

Hossa in black and gold?

No, not by trade, but by UFA. This is about 10 months and change away, but Hossa could very well test the UFA market. Many of you are probably thinking, he will go to a different team, but think again. If he doesn't resign in Atlanta, where would he go?

He has Marc Savard here in Boston. Imagine Hossa and Savard. Say Hossa costs the B's 7.5 million per season, front loaded deal like Briere or Gomez.

For purposes, the cap is 53 million on 08-09. Bruins have Ward's 2.75 million coming off. Mark Stuart's 1.8 cap hit on the rookie deal and he would sign as an RFA for less likely. 1.2 from Kobasew gone, RFA could sign for less. Chistov is already gone with 800k. So, there is money coming off the books.

Teams that usually are big spenders, don't have the cap space.

Calgary: Needs to sign Phaneuf long term, Regher has an extension, needs to resign Kipprosuff, and David Hale, along with Daymond Langkow, Owen Nolan and Craig Conroy.

Edmonton: Who wants to play there?

Anaheim: No cap space

San Jose: Needs to resign Marleau

Detroit: Needs to resign Lidstrom

Montreal, Ottawa, Toronto: No cap space

Rangers: Drury, Gomez, Jagr, no cap space

Philly: Briere, Gagne, Hartnall, Timonen, Hatcher, no cap space

The Bruins have a realistic shot at signing him. A lot of the big clubs won't have a lot of money to offer.


Blogger Latrappe said...

Honnestly, i don't see that happenning. Atlanta will deal Hossa if they can't re-sign him and allow the team, who wants him, to talk about an extension. I'l doubt that Atlanta will take the prospects/draft picks road in this case. They will ask for good/very good NHL'ers. We need to keep our core intact in order to win longterm.

6:50 AM  
Anonymous xpunkrockelvisx said...

I agree. Boston will not see Hossa in our future. It would be great, but it's not going to happen. Atlanta will either resign or trade.

7:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

too good to be true

2:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

get pjs dead weight salary off the team too.

3:56 PM  
Anonymous Tim B said...

Dead weight?? what have you been smoking, PJ is one of our top 3 forward. you must be another Leaf/hab fan trying to dismantle the bruins from the inside

4:13 PM  
Blogger justin said...

i wish this "anonymous" pj hater would give us a name to work with at least instead of constantly posting on EVERY blog about how badly we need to lose him. go away already. go cheer for your leafs or something. loser.

5:12 PM  
Anonymous spoked b said...

I can only see it ever happening if they trade Bergeron. I think under Julien Bergeron will have a much better year then last year, so losing him and picking up Hossa would not change much. We could spend the extra 1.5 (still assuming Hossa commands 7.5) on a good defensive 3rd liner.

6:39 PM  
Anonymous xpunkrockelvisx said...

I don't know if it is that easy to compare Bergeron to Hossa. Hossa definately does some totally amazing things, but Bergeron is still so young. MAYBE for even money, I'd trade Bergeron for Hossa, but the ramifications involved with trading yet another franchise player need to be considered. Even Hossa was twice as good as Bergeron, half the numbnuggets that don't watch hockey anymore don't even know who he is. It would be just like trading Big Joe all over again.

7:15 PM  
Anonymous JHa said...

All I have to say is, hell yes. Get Hossa on this team, he's a much better player than Marleau would hypothetically be on this team.

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

this meat ball doesn't know anything about hockey,pj is an important defensive player.must be a stanky habs fan

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i am a bruins fan and felt they were a good player or 2 away from the playoffs. they needed consistency, which is not really related to talent but more time. i say bring in hossa via trade but not for bergy. maybe a minor league guy or 2 and some picks. the guys on this team under 25 that are untouchables are bergy, rask, zamill, and kessel. i would also like to see them land a good line mate for Big Z maybe his former one in wade redden.

10:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think that this site just lost all accreditation in saying that the Bruins will land Hossa next year

11:31 PM  
Blogger Latrappe said...

I think that this site just lost all accreditation in saying that the Bruins will land Hossa next year

Hossa in black and gold?

There's something you don't undertsand in a question marks? That's not a statement, that's an open question...

7:52 AM  
Anonymous xpunkrockelvisx said...

OK, Last I looked, this was a site where we bat around the possiblilites of the Bruins doing certain moves. Us toying with the idea of getting one of the premiere players in the world should not lessen our credibility in anyone's mind. Every team should always look at the possibility of landing the best talent out there. I think the point of Matt's blog was to test the waters and see what everyone thinks.

Personally, I'd love Hossa, who wouldn't? I, However think that bringing in Hossa might make us a 1 round playoff team for 2-3 years. I think there are smarter moves that would establish us for a longer time.

As for the guy that wants to trad a few prospects and a draft pick or two for Hossa, I disagree. Those are the kind of things you do when you are already good and know you have a core that will last long enough to cover for that gap in draft talent. We don't have those luxuries, we need all the young talent we've got, and more.

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

on hockey buzz they r saying the bs r in wrks on a deal wit atlanta but they didnt mention any names! hey maybe it will b bergeron for hossa? lol

12:00 PM  
Blogger Federko said...

Hockey buzz now reporting "High powered forward".. first person that comes to mind is Muzz. If it is Muzz for Hossa DO IT NOW for cr@ps sake. Even if we have to throw in a tier 2 prospect I say make the deal.

Bueler? McFly?? Francis???

3:14 PM  

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