Originally Posted by phillybroncosnut
IMO, the Pens gave up too much for Hossa. This isn't the Red Wings, or Lanche, Rangers, Flyers, or Dallas who will pay to keep their good players. This is the, "let's groom them until they want a big deal that we surely won't pay" Pens. The Pens will pay Cindy but I had doubts whether they would pay Malkin what he will command. Now Hossa who will be a FA. Maybe it's either Malkin or Hossa. I gotta think Pen fans want Malkin over Hossa. So this seems to be a rent a player move. If that's the case, WOW DID THEY OVERPAY!!!!
They signed Whitney to a big deal. Crosby got a big deal. They are locking guys up in accordance to the time frame to the new arena.
I don't see how they'd keep Hossa, Crosby, Malkin, Staal & Fluery.....