Hockeytown USA is located in Detroit, despite what Marian Hossa thinks. Was he asleep at the wheel in the Motor City? Arriving in Chicago with the fanfare and obviously a loss for words, newly signed ex-Detroit Red Wing Hossa’s comment in the Chicago Tribune read:
“It’s great to be in a hockey town,” said Hossa,… “This is a sports town, a great town. The city is great and the fans are great. There’s not much not to like about this city.
“Chicago is a young, enthusiastic team with lots of energy and … we’re going to be going slowly step-by-step up the hill. We believe we can reach our goal.”
That’s fair to say Chicago is a young enthusiastic team but the Red Wings are by no means crippled and aging. Chicago is a hockey town now, but not always. I’m sure fans remember the dog days of previous ownership, cited as the worst ownership in the league. Perhaps Hossa really meant to say, “it’s great being in another great hockey town.” The best news for fans will be the Hawks-Wings games, where the talented Wings will flatten the immaturity of not only Byfuglien but also Hossa.