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Even in defeat, Hossa has no regrets

Updated: June 13, 2009, 10:52 AM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- You'll find few nicer guys in the NHL than Marian Hossa. He's a polite chap, a soft-spoken Slovak liked a great deal by most every teammate he's ever had.

But 11 months ago, he slapped the Pittsburgh Penguins in the face, whether he meant to or not, when he turned his back on a five-year, $35 million deal and stunned the hockey world by signing a one-year, $7.45 million deal with Detroit.

"I know myself, I made the right decision," Hossa said on a conference ...

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