Oilers seem very hot on Hossa

Hate to throw cold water on a hot rumour, but the Edmonton Oilers seem to have fantastic interest in the Atlanta Thrashers’ Marian Hossa, who some in Montreal practically have en route to the Canadiens at this minute.


  1. T-roy West says:

    I hope that does the trick and he leaves. The picture of you holding the glass is still showing up. It could be worse you know, lol!

  2. Jonnyboy says:

    Taking pictures of ovech. and his g/f. Anyone else see that. It made me laugh.

  3. Jonnyboy says:

    Ian Cobb = Ian van Gogh

  4. Scotty90 says:

    yes… I put back my mad dog pic. I thought maybe it would scare buddy fake fact away!

  5. Wayne says:

    I don’t mean to get crusty here and don’t want to single anyone out but, please Capitalize and punctuate. Oftentimes, posts become part of the ongoing dialog and when I come across posts such as this one, I move on.

  6. REB says:

    They do look similar. don’t they? but Hossa is smarter than the Hilda-beast!

  7. jew4jah says:

    i have no idea what your voice sounds like but i bet you’d be great on the puckcast. i’d love to hear you as a guest.

  8. T-roy West says:

    Yes, why did you try to change it?

  9. Proudones says:

    I think you are right on the money.

  10. kirbhabs says:

    I can not see Lowe making a deal for Hossa, they are clearly in a rebuild and have awesome prospects but Hossa is not likely to resign with a rebuild team… he has been there in Ottawa and Atlanta… he is ready for the big time paly off push.

    The other blog on hockey buzz makes the most sense for the Montreal trade for hossa for Streit, Ryder + 1st round (maybe swap Halak)… I just can not see us giving up Higgins, the rest of our chemistry is just too good, we are deep in D and they are UFAs.


  11. Ian G Cobb says:

    Ya him too.

  12. Hoegarden says:

    Not that I care but Hossa has been saying all along that he wants to go where he has a chance at winning the cup. Are the Oilers currently in that category or soon to be ?

    In any case, he’ll show his true colours if he chooses to sign with the Oil (money talks, it does strange things; JJ Cale).

  13. Vid says:

    The only very minor concerns I would have about a trade like this, is who plays the shooting point on the pp with Markov? Either you have someone with a good hard shot to replace him or someone who’s a good passer and you make Markov the trigger man.

    Also Ryder is our only “scoring” forward who’s a right handed shot. We have very few right handed shots on this team (lapierre, kosto, smolinski, dandenault and I think that’s it for forwards). Despite his lack of goal production Ryder has a better shot than any of those guys.

    Still I would make that trade for hossa, ufas for other ufas. That NY game sure makes it tough, it makes you curious to see what the team in its current state can do in the playoffs. I think the next two games will reveal more about the type of team we have. I give credit to the Habs no doubt for the amazing comeback but luck plays a part in games like this and I hope they don’t rest on their laurels too much and tank in their next few games.

  14. Ian G Cobb says:

    I’ve got two, I’ll send you one.

  15. Ed says:

    Money, money. Now there is a good incentive for many players. If he is interested in playing with a winning team, then it would make sense to go to Montreal.

  16. Habs_008 says:

    the BIG problem last year was Samsonov. He got in Kovy’s head that the habs were against Russians. blah blah bla…i think Kovy will welcome a star player if it means bringing us closer to a cup win. He won one when he was a young player. He wants one bad now.

  17. showey47 says:

    LMAO, ian you are priceless, i sure hope i get the chance to shake your hand one day.

  18. Ian G Cobb says:

    Very good point, and absolutely correct. He and Koivu last year was the problem, for sure.

  19. Alirio says:

    Nice find…

    Interesting to see Yvon posting at Hockey Buzz

    I’ve made a huge mistake…

  20. Ian G Cobb says:

    This just in, nobody is going anywhere, management say’s that they have spent millions growing and developing this chemistry throughout the organization and are not going to dismantle anything.

    I just got off the phone with Gillette, he was having a shave at 12000 ft.

  21. RS says:

    And Lecavalier was on the plane too! Straight up for Dandy!

  22. Habs_008 says:

    No way, Kovy is a man on a mission this year.

  23. RS says:

    Hossa to Edmonton is really unlikely.

    The Oilers are not buyers! Why would they pick up a rental? Unless they are that desperate not to finish in the bottom 5 of the league, which would give Anaheim a shot at Stamkos. With Mike Milbury, oops I mean Kevin Lowe, any stupidity is possible.

  24. Scotty90 says:

    you make me feel better Habs-Kat… tks

  25. Xtrahabsfan says:

    Tanguay scored a beauty last nite.

  26. aungthwin says:

    Ed – good follow up link. Personally, I don’t think the Hossa to Edmonton rumour makes any sense. Yes, Waddell would ship him to the Oilers if that’s where the best offer came from, but why would Lowe offer anything unless Hossa agrees to a contract extension… and why would Hossa do that?

    If he doesn’t want to sign with the Thrashers because he wants a chance at winning the Cup, he’s not going to make a sideways move to Edmonton. Unless, of course, this is all about money for Hossa… the Oilers will probably be throwing it around during the summer…

  27. Habs-Kat says:

    I don’t think so. It didn’t stop him from having his best seasons behind Mario Lemieux and Jaromir Jagr in Pittsburgh.

  28. Scotty90 says:

    probly taking pictures of the player’s wives!

  29. Scotty90 says:

    Are you still seeing my holding a beer pic?

  30. T-roy West says:

    Mybe consider switching up the beer for a little JD. Less chance of it freezing. Love your pic Scotty, puts a smile on my face.

  31. Scotty90 says:

    One of the things I fear most is that if Mtl does bring in an impact player, Kovi doesn’t revert back to his on-again… off-again style of play. I think its important for Kovi to be seen as ‘the star player’ of the Habs. Hopefully I’m wrong.

  32. krob1000 says:

    Where are the hockey paparazzi????

  33. Naila Jinnah says:

    And now that I’m keen on Hossa, you’ve burst my bubble.
    This is why I don’t get excited until the trade actually happens 😉

  34. Blitzen says:

    I never listen to them but I’ll make an exception today.
    Remember February 19th: The Comeback

  35. vive_les_habs says:

    although i agree that chemistry is definately very important to a teams success i think to contend for the cup we must have an impact player i mean just look at the world series as an example colorado reached it with team effort and chemistry but were wiped away by boston who had superstars who when needed elevated their game and with that their team to new levels with that said i still dont think hossa is what we need due to his tendency to disappear come playoffs i hope we can get jokinen to come here and between him and kovy we have the stars we need to lead our team to the cup sorry for the long post just had to get it out of my system

  36. cautiousoptimist says:

    I don’t think we can all agree on that at all. Hossa’s a 80- or 90-point guy. I like Kovy a lot, but this isn’t about him or his salary, and he’s a big enough boy to deal with his piddling $4.5M. In Ryder and Streit, we’d be trading two good UFAs for one much better UFA. Hard to argue with that.


  37. Alirio says:

    I am so sick of the Team 990 between 10:00 and 3:00

    Couple of ignorant ineloquant boobs.
    And that’s just Marinaro 😉

    I’ve made a huge mistake…

  38. Scotty90 says:

    yeah… flu! flu out of Atlanta airport 🙂

  39. Blitzen says:

    Now they’re saying Hossa isn’t playing tonight…flu.
    Remember February 19th: The Comeback

  40. Habhopeful says:

    I posted this before on the pens game thread and ill do it again…

    03-04 Ottawa- 7GP,3G,1A,4P,+2
    02-03 Ottawa- 18GP,5G,11A,16P,-1
    01-02 Ottawa- 12GP,4G,6A,10P,+2

    These up here are the only times hes made it past the first round, mind you 03-04 was still only one round, plus last year atlanta got swept by the rangers and even kovalchuk only had 2 points also…

    all together in 55 playoff games he has 35 points (13G,22A)which isn’t great but isn’t a disapearing act, the guy wants to come to a stanley cup contender and obviously wants to win, hes a competitor and will be willing to play hard to finish his dream of winning the stanley cup and i think he can help, obviously hes a very talented player and i guess well find out if he does come…

    Hossa: 58GP,26G,27A,53P,-13,8PPG,2SHG,4GWG,2OTG,224Shots,11.6 Shot %

    “IF” Ryder gets his touch back, is the question, hes played 2 good games out of 61 Games, everyone was calling for his head and now he has 2 good games and everyone loves him again, I’ve always liked ryder and never once knocked him but for Hossa, im willing to let him go, what we’ve signed him 2 or 3 years in a row to just one year contracts…and i love streit and commented on the other thread btu i think its a good deal

    “Like, you can’t get a girl pregnant when she’s on top man, I mean, its gravity…Just can’t happen.”

    -Jason Segel

  41. Habsrule1 says:

    Check Hossa’s career playoff stats.
    Actually, here they are:

    Total NHL 55 13 22 35 -9 24 175 7.43

    35 points in 55 games. Ok, not amazing, but not that bad. The -9 is a bit ugly, but Streit & Ryder for Hossa would be an absolute steal for BG. I’d do it in a second.

    Go Habs Go!!


  42. Ed says:

    Trade rumours depend a lot on who spreads the rumour. Here is an opposite point of view in which Edmonton’s Director of Hockey Operations says there is little chance of Edmonton doing any trading.


  43. Scotty90 says:

    I have to disagree… imagine the impact Hossa would have when we play Ottawa…. If we were ever to meet them in the playoffs, Hossa could be the difference between our moving on to the next series or getting the clubs out.

  44. nick says:

    PP Line.
    Kovalev, Pleks, Hossa, K1, Markov,

    Are we having fun yet? Haha

  45. Habs_008 says:

    No, but i will be ther on Saturday nite, Driving 2morrow morning to MTL, cant wait!

  46. Scotty90 says:

    I know, its crazy….its exciting though. I imagine you’re doing a lot of overtime these days following up on all these unconfirmed reports 🙂

  47. nick says:

    HAHA… thanks for the laugh this morning.

    BTW- They were having Tim Hortons with Sundin. Who told me he got traded straight up for Brisebois.

  48. Rogie30 says:

    Hossa, Hossa, Hossa.

  49. Blitzen says:

    He won’t sign here next year and I don’t think Kovy would mind seeing a proven scorer this year.
    Remember February 19th: The Comeback

  50. HKisses says:

    Who’s gonna be at the game tonight? I AM:) Anyone from here going IF so what seats?

  51. Blitzen says:

    They played a song called Sweet Dreams of Sundin. Pretty funny.

    Remember February 19th: The Comeback

  52. Habs93 says:

    Hossa will be a disappointment in the playoffs. He always has..last year and when he was with Ottawa. You can keep Streit and Ryder for the price of a Hossa. If Ryder gets his touch back you’ve got a 30 goal scorer, a rare two way man. How many Hosdssa scored this year ?????

  53. Blitzen says:

    Pretty funny…guy just called 990 and said that a buddy of his saw Hossa and Recchi in the airport and Hossa told him that they were both going to MTL in return for McDonaugh and Emelin. Now that was just stupid.
    Remember February 19th: The Comeback

  54. Habs_008 says:

    Really? I hate when they say “source” who is their “source”! did Waddell see em? was it Gainey? was it a 10yrd who thought it was Hossa but it was really Hilary Clinton?

  55. Dave Stubbs says:

    So this is what’s called a feeding frenzy, I guess.

    Dave Stubbs

    Habs Inside/Out
    Sports Feature Writer, Montreal Gazette


  56. Habs93 says:

    Keep ’em all. Forget Hossa. The guys we have now are on a tear and a huge high. Let’s ‘Ryder’ it all the way through the playoffs. It’ll be a blast . Not a time to tinker…

  57. MikeL says:

    Hossa to the Oilers makes absolutely no sence at the Deadline.

  58. Richard B says:

    Please, Please, Please,
    Keep Streit here. He has been a valuable part of the Cog that has got the habs where they are.

  59. Habs_008 says:

    I totally agree 100%, as for the “weather” being a reason not to sign on a team, It’s total BS. This is Canada, where ever you go its COLD. Hockey is played on ICE, ICE is COLD. haha. Weather would not be the reason Hossa doesnt sign in EDM. There is nothing like playing for the Montreal Canadiens, now thats a reason to sign with the Habs.

  60. Scotty90 says:

    This is worth what its worth…. Team 990 reports that a source in Atlanta reported seeing Hossa boarding a flight…. no word on the plane’s destination!

  61. Scotty90 says:

    I agree T-roy, the humidity here cuts right through you, so it makes it feel even colder.

  62. T-roy West says:

    People who don’t live in Edmonton should come here for a winter then give there opinion of the weather. In Edmonton today +2, in Montreal today -11. Also Edmonton’s air is dryer than in the east so if it’s -20 in the east than you feel -20 but in Edmonton when it’s -20 it only feels -10. We’ve only had one week of really cold weather of -30 and that is really rare. Yesterday it was +4 here. What was the temperature in Montreal? I’ve lived in most places in Canada and lived in Alberta for the past ten years and I can tell you that it’s colder on the east coast than in Edmonton.

  63. cautiousoptimist says:

    The Oilers would be left at the end of the year with no Hossa and mssing whatever they traded to get him. I can’t see Lowe doing that.

    Mike Boone’s “Hossa?” thread has Hossa coming to Mtl for Ryder, Streit and a pick. I’ve been arguing that we shouldn’t trade the future for the present, but if this is the deal, it’s hard to say no. I like Ryder and Streit – especially Ryder – but they’re both UFAs, and I can’t see a) Ryder re-signing here after the year he’s had or b) Gainey paying Streit what he could fetch elsewhere. Add that to the fact that Streit has said he prefers playing D to forward, and it looks like a good deal for everyone involved. And Hossa beats the hell out of Tanguay.


  64. Ian G Cobb says:

    This is only to get people going in circles. They can fantasize better than Mickey Mouse & Minney

  65. Rogie30 says:

    We could use a big name, get Hossa and next year package him for #4 in Tampa.

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