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How Red Wings can keep Hossa

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07:04 AM ET 12.01 | Marian Hossa's stay in the Motor City might well turn out to be more than a one-year stint. While the thinking around the NHL is that the Red Wings are going to be able to keep only two of their three high-profile unrestricted free agents -- Henrik Zetterberg, Johan Franzen and Hossa -- next summer, there's a chance Hossa could stay in Detroit. Though no formal contract talks can be held with Hossa until January, league sources told Sun Media that Detroit general manager Ken Holland has indicated he wants to keep Hossa. It would be easy to rule out Hossa's return because the belief is the Wings can't afford him if they sign Zetterberg and Franzen, but don't forget this is a guy who took a one-year, $7.45-million US deal at less than market value because he wanted the chance to win a Stanley Cup in Detroit this season. If Hossa was the type of player who just takes the money and runs, then he would have grabbed the long-term extension the Pittsburgh Penguins offered him in the off-season. Instead, Hossa has shown he is not just motivated by the almighty dollar, which means staying in Detroit is possible.

Toronto Sun

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