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What if the Bruins had signed Hossa?

Anyone remember this one?

From the New York Post, July 1, 2008. Larry Brooks had this to say,

While the Rangers will check in on Marian Hossa, The Post has been told that the Bruins are preparing to present the 29-year-old winger with an offer in the neighborhood of $100M over 12 years. Hossa has previously rejected a six-year offer of $7.5M per from the Penguins.

The Bruins would be able to accommodate the contract by waiving Glen Murray and Manny Fernandez. While the 2008-09 cap is $56.7M, the summer cap is $63.37M. The Rangers, who will also check in on Brian Rolston, have approximately $24M to spend under next season's cap, and $5.67M more if necessary prior to training camp cutbacks.

 

Thankfully, this turned out NOT to be true. Still, had they signed Hossa, I don't think that they win the Cup.  That would have been a pretty whopper of a cap hit. One can only imagine that signing Hossa would have probably cost the Bruins Lucic or Krejci when it came their time to get new contracts. If the Bruins had made that signing, I think the team today would look very different from the team that just won the cup.

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