Marian Hossa said the Detroit Red Wings "would have a little better of a chance to win the Cup," an infamous quote from a news conference earlier in his career.
The Chicago Blackhawks might have no chance to win the Stanley Cup without him, evidenced by a 2-0 Boston Bruins victory after the gifted forward became a last-minute scratch before Game 3 at TD Garden on Monday night.
"Losing Hoss sucks, but we have plenty of guys who can fill in," Blackhawks forward Patrick Sharp said. "We have a deep team. That's been the key to our success all season. Obviously, we want Hoss playing. If he's not, we're still confident we can still win games."
Chicago coach Joel Quenneville said Hossa -- tied for the 'Hawks lead in playoff scoring with 15 points -- has an upper-body injury and is day-to-day.
"We're hopeful he'll be ready for the next game," Quenneville said.
Quenneville said the injury didn't occur in warm-ups, and captain Jonathan Toews said it "was something that we were prepared f...