"When I compared the two teams, I felt like I would have a little better of a chance to win the Cup in Detroit"


We're not gonna rub it in, really....But this is too good and has been in every Pens' fan thoughts and dreams since it happened:

"It was a really tough decision for me to make,''  Marian Hossa told the Canadian Press. "When I compared the two teams, I felt like I would have a little better of a chance to win the Cup in Detroit."

It needs to be said though, if Hossa accepted the Penguins five year offer, they wouldn't have re-signed Brooks Orpik, they wouldn't have signed Miroslav Satan, wouldn't have been able to acquire Bill Guerin and probably wouldn't have dealt for the $3.75 million contract of Chris Kunitz.

As I've said before, Hossa's decision to spurn the Penguins ironically gave them a chance to get more depth and enabled their Stanley Cup run.

Still, at the time Hossa chose to risk a one year deal on the Red Wings over a long-term contract with the Penguins because he thought Detroit offered him a better chance to win the Cup.  And they met in the Finals and Marian got exactly 0 goals.

 And he got to watch Sidney, Geno and all the rest of his former comrades celebrate. 

Not the right choice.  Enjoy free agency again.

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