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Hossa has his moment

Posted on: June 10, 2010 3:51 am

PHILADELPHIA -- No one on the Chicago Blackhawks was more thrilled to win the Stanley Cup than Marian Hossa.

Hossa of course is the guy who lost to Detroit while with Pittsburgh a couple of seasons ago, and then signed with Detroit weeks later only to lose last spring to Pittsburgh. But in his third consecutive shot at winning hockey’s biggest prize, Hossa finally got a chance to lift the Cup. And pretty quickly, thanks to his captain.

In fact after receiving the Stanley Cup from Commissioner Gary Better, Blackhawks captain Jonathan Toews made sure Hossa was the first hand off. Toews said he discussed the scenario with assistant captains Duncan Keith and Patrick Sharp as well Hossa earlier in the day, not that they wanted to get ahead of themselves, but you know, just in case.

“It’s special for him,” Toews said. “I can’t imagine being a part of three long seasons like that and to finally win one. It’s amazing for all of us, but especially for him.”

And quite a relief.

“Definitely,” said Hossa, who signed as a free agent last summer. “I was so happy going to the finals, but at the same time, a little bit nervous. It’s a funny thing. A couple of reporters came up to me and said, ‘you’re a lucky charm because every team you play for, you go to the finals.’ Then I have a couple of others who say, there is a Hossa hex. So I don’t know what to think, but I’m so glad this is over and I’m now on the winning side.”

“Right now, I’m going to enjoy it.



Category: NHL

Since: Jun 1, 2010
Posted on: June 14, 2010 4:19 pm

Hossa has his moment

A whiny snivelly somewhat talented player

You have got to be kidding CanucksnFalcons?  Obviously you have no hockey knowledge, may be blind, IDK...  I am personally absolutely amased at his puck handling skills etc...etc...etc...along with millions others. 

Must be a whiny, disgruntled Penguins fan...

Since: Oct 18, 2006
Posted on: June 11, 2010 3:18 pm

Hossa has his moment

Every fan is entitled to have an opinion and be passionate about it. What makes your statement sound like sour grapes (although you don't appear to be a Wing or Pen fan) or just flat out ignorant is the fact he turned down MORE money to sign with the Blackhawks. So;
NO problem jumping ship to wherever the money isjust not true, in fact it could be argued he went where he felt he had the best chance to win the Cup for less money. Maybe a few more athletes shoud chase the hardware instead of the paycheck as well. As for the "no player....." comment, I do agree with you there. I believe Ray Bourque was a bit more deserving when he got his in Colorado. Some people have short memories. Have a fun summer.

Since: Feb 25, 2008
Posted on: June 10, 2010 6:42 pm

Hossa has his moment

NO PLAYER deserved to hoist that cup more than Marian Hossa?  Are you for real?  A whiny snivelly somewhat talented player who has absolutely NO problem jumping ship to wherever the money is, this is who you are referring to??

Since: Feb 18, 2010
Posted on: June 10, 2010 1:49 pm

Hossa has his moment

I am from Slovakia and I am very happy, that Marian has won finally. He is just the player from Slovakia, who most earn the cup. 

Since: Nov 7, 2006
Posted on: June 10, 2010 12:02 pm

Hossa has his moment

No player deserved to hoist that Cup more than Marian Hossa. From his first game helping the Hawks eviscerate the Sharks to setting up goals and scoring a crucial one in these Stanley Cup Finals, I'm so glad that he'll be wearing the Indianhead sweater for yrs to come!

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