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Former Stanley Cup Champ Turned offer Down from Edmonton Oilers

Published August 4, 2023 at 9:03
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Marian Hossa, a former Stanley Cup Champion, once turned down a highly lucrative offer from the Edmonton Oilers in 2008. The contract was for 8 years and was worth 70 million dollars.

Hossa declined the offer because he was interested in discovering what made the Detroit Red Wings such a dominant team.

Marian Hossa turned down 8 years in Edmonton for a one year contract in Detroit.




In 2008, the Red Wings were a formidable team, featuring players such as Henrik Zetterberg, Pavel Datsyuk, Justin Abdelkader, Nikolas Kronwall, and Kris Draper.

Instead of committing himself to Edmonton or Pittsburgh, Hossa wanted to learn from the Red Wings' winning mentality.

It is evident that the knowledge he acquired from that experience contributed to his success as a multiple-time Stanley Cup champion in the future.

Regrettably, Edmonton was not a popular destination for players at that time.
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