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Hossa puts winning first

From Drew Sharp of the Detroit Free Press:

Marian Hossa is a Red Wing because he wants to win a Stanley Cup. That’s as pure as it gets in sports.

He took less money and fewer years — shunning guaranteed financial security — for the best opportunity to win a championship.

On Wednesday, Hossa signed with the Wings for one year at $7.4 million, agreeing to accept a few dollars less than the Wings’ competitive compass, Nicklas Lidstrom. That was a prerequisite for the Wings.

Hossa’s altruistic sincerity is in stark contrast to his basketball and baseball brethren.

Read the entire article here.

Hossa has surprised and impressed just about everyone in hockey with this decision. I think the only party that isn’t impressed is probably the NHLPA.