Sources tell TSN that free agent Hossa has signed a one-year, $7.4 million deal with the Red Wings.
The $7.4 million that Hossa will earn next season, is the most Detroit would pay anyone - even an unrestricted free agent. The Red Wings were insistent that no one earn more money than six-time Norris Trophy winner Nicklas Lidstrom.
The biggest question is, what does this do to Wally. But that shit is depressing. Let's focus on the lines the Wings can roll right now.
Trade Samuelsson. 1.2M off the cap. Trading Lebda drops another .6. There's 2M in breathing room right there. Before I wanted to trade these guys to make way for the kids. Now I'm thinking only about keeping Wally. Waive or trade Quincey if it comes to it.
But holy shit.
We got Hossa.
Who's got matches?