Marian Hossa Don Waddell To Make Decision
Atlanta’s star forward Marian Hossa has been a hot topic lately. Rumors have been swirling around him either signing an extension, being traded or just waiting it out in Atlanta until July 1rst.
What would be the best decision for Marian Hossa and the Thrashers?
A lot of fans say Hossa isn’t worth a 1rst round pick a young top-six forward. I don’t know if your getting confused with Marcel Hossa but Marian Hossa is a premier player in the NHL. He are his totals from the past 2 seasons NOT including this seasons.
192 Points in 162 Games
Some fans may say he is having a bad year. I believe his contract status is a bit of a distraction and a change of scenery is necessary for him. He isn’t really the “Go To” guy in Atlanta, They have that other guy…He’s Russian…What’s his name….Oh yah, Ilya Kovalchuk!
Hossa is still on pace for 35 goals this season even though he seems distracted or unmotivated. Its been said that he wants to be in a hockey market where the spotlight is on him. Hossa is only 27 and a player usually reaches his prime around that age.
Atlanta has 2 options:
A) Keep him and hope to make the post-season but risking getting nothing in return
B) Trade him, get what they need. Either future assets or roster players to fit the holes.
All signs point to Hossa getting traded before the 26th. Where who knows? Montreal has apparently been talking with Atlanta but that’s just a rumor so far. Montreal is a hockey market and the spotlight would be on him. Other teams can use Hossa as well. Pittsburgh, NY Rangers, Minnesota, Ottawa…..Why rule out any team at this point, there are too many teams close to making the playoffs.
And for the fans who say Hossa is a playoff No-Show, Look up his stats, They are respectable. His time in Ottawa was impressive and he was still an un & coming star back then.
Atlanta is weak down the middle. Never had a playmaking center who can dish the puck to Kovalchuk or Hossa. By trading Hossa I believe they can land a good center man or future assets to fill that hole.