Found this very interesting article on ESPNs site. Pretty much stating that Hossa will be in Detroit past the one year deal he got. Well, the proof will be what happens after this year thats for sure. I don’t know if a deal can be made. I can say this about Hossa, he wants to win a Stanley Cup. He is willing to take a discount to play for a winner. I can only assume he would take a long term deal at a discount to play for a winner.
The key will be, does he take the discount if he wins the cup this year. He could take the cash that will be thrown in his direction. Its easier to take it after you lift the cup thats for sure. The flip side is does he stay if he wins the cup? Are you that dedicated to winning and turning Detroit into a dynasty in the salary cap world that you are willing to take a pay cut?
If the Wings win the cup this coming season, they will be known as the place you come to play to win a Stanley Cup. I can think of many players, good ones, that will be willing to take less money for that.
As a fan, I like it.