Bruins will sign Hossa and here is why
Okay folks, Hossa is not going to resign with Pittsburgh according to reports. No surprise, since Pit has to sign Malkin and co. Who is going to sign Hossa?
Not Montreal after acquiring Alex Tanguay, they will likely focus on some defensive help. So, Pittsburgh and Montreal, two of the main competitors for Hossa are out.
If you are Hossa, who is the most attractive team? Boston. You have your former linemate in Marc Savard who gave him career numbers, former leader and friend Zdeno Chara and former assistant GM Peter Chiarelli. Hossa has said he would like to play with Z again.
Don't give me, "we can't afford him." We can, with the cap going to 57+ million, esp. if we buyout Muzz.
Look, a deal of 7 years @ AAV of 7.75 could get it done IMO.
Unless Hossa gets 8+ from a team like Vancouver or the Rags, there is a VERY good chance he lands in Boston.