Blackhawks Pull a Coup!!

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Blackhawks Pull a Coup!!
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The Chicago Blackhawks have pulled a fast one on the rest of the NHL.  They signed Marian Hossa to a 12-year deal worth a reported $5m per year.  This comes as surprise to everyone in Chicago, as fans were fully expecting the Blackhawks to fight for Martin Havlat, one of the leaders during the 08-09 year.  Havlat was asking for more money than the Hawks signed Hossa for, so the Blackhawks made out like two chicks in a Ron Jeremy film (awesomeness).  Hossa was viewed as the top free agent of 2009, having scored 40+ goals each of the last two seasons.  He couldn't win the Stanley Cup with Pittsburgh or Detroit, hopefully he'll win it with Chicago.  I feel this signing places the Blackhawks as the best team in the Western Conference.

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