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It's All About Karma, Marian Hossa

Posted on: June 13, 2009 9:07 pm
Edited on: June 13, 2009 9:12 pm
 

After coming oh so close to winning a Stanley Cup, Marian Hossa's agent made it clear that he was interested in returning. So Ray Shero (unwise to say the least) would have to juggle salaries and perhaps let go hard-hitting anchor Brooks Orpik or mutli-talented Jordan Staal. Luckily. Yes luckily, Marian Hossa was an Indian Giver. He scorned them in favor of Swedish average player-rich Detroit. Meanwhile, perenial 20-goal scorer Ryan Malone (who was invisible in the Finals, missing Crosby passes left and right) took Tampa Bay's ludicrious 7 million a year offer. Though playing with twin Supestars, he could only manage about 60 points. That's it? You're kidding right? Steve Larmer averaged 38 goals/84 points playing with Spin-O-Rama Superstar Denis Savard. Since Malone is physcial. Shouldn't we expect Keith Tkachuk-type numbers? He was a perenial 45 goal scorer when he played with Superstar Teemu Selanne and underrated Alexei Zhamnov. But Tkachuk is a superstar and a future Hall Of Famer. Malone isn't fit to carry his jock strap. Hope you enjoy playing golf in the Sunshine State, Ryan.

While stalwart Brooks Orpik rejected more money from the pathetic NY Rangers and signed with the Penguins with a Hometown Discount. While attending the Awards with GM Ray Shero, Evgeni Malkin responded to potential trade rumors by making it quite clear he was happy here and wanted to be part of something special...the New Generation Pittsburgh Penguin Dynasty. He also signed an extention for less than what Big Spenders like the Flyers and Rangers would probably offer.

Fast forward several months, and the virteous get their right rewards. The Meek become the Victors. While the sloth and shortsighted get what's entitled to them. Some people call it Luck or Chance. I call it Karma.

And somewhere in Slovakia, Marian Hossa is lacking it...in spades.

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Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: August 17, 2009 1:33 am
 

It's All About Karma, Marian Hossa

Hey ,

You do know you can respectfully disagree and see things from another prospective w/o resorting to childish namecalling. It shows your intelligence level or lack thereof.

You can hate Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin and the Pittsburgh Penguins in general. But perhaps you'll see that the sky is actually blue and they are great. Whether or not they fit into your cookie-cutter definition of greatness.



Since: Jul 18, 2007
Posted on: July 8, 2009 5:41 pm
 

It's All About Karma, Marian Hossa

No. 6

My head is spinning with all the directions you have taken this conversation argument. Mike Richards, Pavel Datsuk, Nicholas Lindstrom, Henrik Zetterberg, Mike Richards, Keith Tkuchuk (sp?), Cindy Crosby, Geno Malkin. My goodness man/girl(?) take it easy. Slow down. I dont understand half the things you are saying. Wasnt this supposed to be about Marion Hossa? Karma? You had me intrigued and then took me onto 30 different topics in one paragraph to come to what concesus? I feel I got all worked up and got nothing? Kinda like that first handjob in junior high, o so close and then her dad yelled down the stairs. I went home wobbling with tears coming down my eyes cause I was o so close but got nothing. Think about your blog, end it with a definitive point, end it with meaning, but dont leave us with nothing...

I have to say I feel bad for Marion. Guy is kinda classy. He is one of very few bonafide athletes to chase a championship rather then the money in this world now a days. Hopefully he gets one and I say that realizing where he will be for the next 30 years. The Blackhacks, but hey the guy deserves it in my eyes. Hell if you guys pick up his contract, you probably dont make it to the finals last year and you sure as Heck dont have the roll players you had/have ie. Guerin.

Its been a fun off season, hopefully it continues.

Good summer and FF to ya'all



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Posted on: July 7, 2009 7:02 pm
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Since: Nov 4, 2006
Posted on: July 6, 2009 4:53 am
 

It's All About Karma, Marian Hossa

Maybe Hossa didn't like playing on a team with a punk captain like Cindy.
Maybe he was tired of tripping over bolts on the ice that kept falling out of malkins' neck.

Are you kidding me? Seriously you believe all that. Let's take this one at a time. Shall we?

Maybe Hossa didn't like playing on a team with a punk captain like Cindy.

The "puck" went out of his way to set up Marion Hossa left and right. The "puck" is the best young leader in the NHL today. Mike Richards is still in the minor leagues when it comes to leadership and leading by example. Often coasting and not playing inspired consistant two-way play. Even Flyer GM Paul Holgrem called out his team. Richards quickly shot it down. What leadership. While Sidney Crosby schools the Flyers for breakfast. Leads by example. Sure the puck may not go in all the time. But it isn't from effort and work ethic. The "puck" has the best active point-per-game average in the Stanley Cup playoffs. What did Marian Hossa do his first year playoff outings? Zilch. Zero. Nadda. Hossa would've enjoyed 50 goal seasons galore. But I'm glad he didn't sign. Brooks Orpik, Jordan Staal, Marc-Andre Fleury and Evgeni Malkin's contract extentions were far more valuable.


Maybe he was tired of tripping over bolts on the ice that kept falling out of malkins' neck.

Good grief. You do know this is the Art Ross Trophy winner who is only one of 5 players to lead the NHL in regular season points and playoff points. He is a Mario Lemieux Clone who, barring injury will dominate this league for the next ten to twelve years. Evgeni Malkin has the second best active points-per-game average in the playoffs. You can pick on his lousy 2008 Stanley Cup Final all you want. But remember. Underachieving Ryan Malone did jack in the Finals. It wasn't bad enough that he only managed a paltry 60 something playing with Malkin in the regular season and about the same playing with Crosby in the previous season. All Malone did is provide target practice for Niklas Kronwall and Pavel Datsyuk body checks. Tripping over the bolts on the ice that kept falling out of malkin's neck. You wish you could play with a Superstar like Evgeni Malkin. Someone who can make a plumber into a 20 goal scorer. Someone who unlike Me Me Ovechkin, is unselfish and doesn't have to make the most on his team...let alone the NHL.






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Since: Jul 12, 2007
Posted on: July 4, 2009 7:50 am
 

It's All About Karma, Marian Hossa

a dynasty consists of a term in which a team would reign over the league for years, not one year. so yeah saying the pens have a "dynasty" is a bit of a stretch. 



Since: Aug 15, 2006
Posted on: July 1, 2009 10:16 pm
 

It's All About Karma, Marian Hossa

Wow,..No.6. At first I was intrigued by your post, and with some of the comments by others that followed. I do find it funny that Hossa just signed a contract smaller than what the Penguins originally offered him after their loss to Detroit two years ago. I don't think he really knows at this point what to do, he has really screwed himself into a corner. And that should be enough for you.

But why the sour grapes? Your following responses show anger, and hatred for a guy that you didn't need anyways. What do you care. Your so upset about what Hossa did today, and in the past, that you get a post pulled by CBS? 

 

Come on man, you have the Stanley Cup in your hands,....just laugh at the fact that Hossa is forced to start from scratch,...again.

 

 Nuff said,...relax a little!!!



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