Big Lead Sports Bar

2/26/2008

Meet Another New Penguin...Actually, Two More

MARIAN HOSSA

6'1", 210, 29 Years Old

RIGHT WING

26 GOALS - 30 ASSISTS

In a deal that will be debated heavily in the near future, the Penguins ended the day in grand fashion by sending Erik Christensen, Colby Armstrong, Angelo Esposito and a #1 draft pick to the Thrashers for RW Marian Hossa and LW Pascal Dupuis. Early thoughts? It's exactly the kind of bold move that a team needs to take to win a championship.
Marian Hossa [NHL.com]
Marian Hossa [Wikipedia]
Pascal Dupuis [NHL.com]
Pascal Dupuis [Wikipedia]

Some instant ESPN.com analysis:

Russo (2:58 p.m. ET): As you saw first hand, Sidney Crosby worked well with Armstrong, on and off the ice. Does this hurt the team's chemistry?

Burnside (3:05 p.m. ET): That's a very valid point. Armstrong and Crosby were best buddies. But if there's a player that's focused on doing only one thing and that's winning, that's Crosby. Don't think it's an issue.

4 comments:

The Duke from Dukes Court said...

Shero better hope they can resign Hossa after this season or this may go down as the worst trade in Pens history.

Koz said...

Stunning. I'll be all over this when I get home after work.

P Niddy said...

TSN's quote from Hossa sounds like he's excited to play here. I really think Pittsburgh is becoming a destination for these FA's. They want to play with the top doggs.

Cecil from Cecil Twp. said...

Let me be the first one to compare this to the infamous Norm MacIver trade of 1995.

Ok, that has no relevance to this deal. I think this is a great move...if you can sign Hossa long term. Otherwise that's betting a lot on a Cup this spring.