Hossa & Kopecky Headed To Chicago

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Marian Hossa has signed a 12 year deal with the Chicago Blackhawks. That’s a bummer, but it’s not really a surprise. The Red Wings could come close to his competitive value because of the salary cap.

What was more of a surprise to me was that the Hawks also signed Kopecky to a two year deal. I think he will be sorely missed. His departure should make room for Abdelkader next year. We should also be seeing Ericsson full time now that Chelios is gone.

Ty Conklin was snagged by the St. Louis Blues after the Wings declined to offer him a deal. Jimmy Howard will finally get his chance next year to be the official back up goalie to Chris Osgood.

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