Just a thought

Rewind last summer when, during the last ditch attempt to keep Marian Hossa in Ottawa, Muckler offered Hoss, Zdeno Chara, and Wade Redden identical contracts to keep all three in a Sens uniform for years to come.

No details of the contracts offered were ever leaked, but it's safe to assume they were for no more than $4.5 mil per season considering at the time the organization was championing this "Alfie Cap" (which has since fallen by the wayside).

Hossa refused the deal because he felt he was worth Jarome Iginla/Vincent Lecavalier money (and he got close to it from the Thrashers), so he was dealt, but the word was at least one other person offered the deal was with it. Hossa said only one but media reports from people plugged into the team said both Chara and Redden were receptive.

When looking at Wade Redden's contract and the one that Chara signed with Boston, you can't help but wonder, what if.