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.