Franzen signed first, I don't think he was picked over Hossa. I dont think they wanted to gamble to see if Hossa would re-sign and end up losing both. Truth be told though, Hawks had a worse cap situation than the Wings at the time and still managed to sign Hossa. Holland worries too much about depth, depth guys can be easily picked up. Legit stars are much harder to come by.
If I remember right Holland wanted Franzen first and then wanted to wait for the offseason to offer Hossa a contract. That in my book is choosing one over the other.
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