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Frei's Got A Crush On Some Hossa

Terry Frei wants the Avs to sign Marian Hossa, the on-again-off-again offensive machine from the Atlanta Thrashers.  While I'd be more interested in Ilya Kovalchuk, he's not going anywhere, so the Avs will have to settle on UFA-to-be Hossa instead.  He currently makes $6 million a year with Atlanta.

Do the Avs really need another $6 million player?  Frei thinks so, but warns:

For the Avalanche to acquire him, it would take any or all of the following: imaginative juggling of the team's pre-existing cap room; long-term injury exceptions to open up additional space; shipping off some offsetting salary; and perhaps eventual paring. There are other veterans who likely will be available, including Toronto's Mats Sundin.

But where there's a will, there's a way — to land Hossa.

So, what does everyone think?  Should the Avs go after Hossa?  Or should they go after Mats Sundin?  Or maybe some other player or none at all?

Poll

Who should the Avalanche actively pursue?

This poll is closed

  • 41%
    Marian Hossa
    (23 votes)
  • 8%
    Mats Sundin
    (5 votes)
  • 37%
    Other
    (21 votes)
  • 12%
    Nobody
    (7 votes)
56 votes total Vote Now