It’s a good thing Lowe stayed out of the Hossa game

February 26 2008 02:10PM


If that's what it was going to cost to get the shifty bugger, it kills us to say it but it's probably best the Oil stayed out of the Hossa sweepstakes.

The Penguins gave up Colby Armstrong and Erik Christensen, as well as last summer's first-round pick, Angelo Esposito, and a first-round pick to the Atlanta Thrashers for Hossa. This is lunacy for a guy who's a UFA at the end of the year.

Pittsburgh has no chance of resigning him long term—not with Ryan Whitney averaging $4 mil a year, Sid the Kid at $8.7 mil per year, Gonchar making $5 mil a year for the next two years, and Malkin needing a new contract at the end of next year. They must be really gearing up for a Cup run in Pittsburgh this year. That Angelo Esposito is a sho-nuff player.

You watch this one come back and burn Pittsburgh.

Bingofuel is the handsome cyborg who pulls all the levers behind the curtains of the OilersNation. When he isn't running the site, he's plugged into a wall socket, recharging. Or Brownlee and Wanye are playing "keep away" with him. He gets little to no respect.
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#1 Mike
February 26 2008, 04:53PM
Trash it!

You are right. That is WAY too much to give up. Love the site by the way

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