Keep Hossa and not re-sign (resign means quit) a chunk of our core is stupid. Plus, no way Raf gets traded lol.
Assuming Lids lets us know beforehand that he plans on playing an additional 2-3 more years after his current contract, then it is a no-brainer to trade Raf (assuming we want to keep Hossa). Think of it this way, are we really not going to keep Hossa and solidify our top 6 forwards for the next 5 years so we can keep a guy who may only be our 3rd best D-man? Add to that, that we would still have a great top 6 and I don't see the problem...
Kronwall- Big E
Kindl/ Vet UFA
Or something to that effect. You don't pass on a chance to have 3 top 15 forwards if you can manage a way to get it done.