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Player grades: Vote! Was signing Martin Hanzal worth it for the Stars in Year 1 of his three-year deal?

Player grades: Vote! Was signing Martin Hanzal worth it for the Stars in Year 1 of his three-year deal?

The exercise is simple. Grade how you think every member of the Dallas Stars -- including head coach Ken Hitchcock and GM Jim Nill -- performed during the 2017-18 season.Some notes:-- We're including all players who appeared in more than 20 games and finished the years with the Stars.-- We'll be releasing player grades posts from now with Marc Methot all the way until May 18 with Brett Ritchie.-- Cap hits via spotrac.com.Martin HanzalPosition: Center Stats: 38 games played | 10 points [5 goals, 5 assists] | Minus-14 2017 cap hit: $4.75 million Notable: Hanzal, who signed a three-year, $14.25...
SportsDay Mar 30, 2018
As we unpeel the Stars' collapse, all sorts of questions come pouring out

As we unpeel the Stars' collapse, all sorts of questions come pouring out

I get the people who want to say that injuries contributed to the Stars' collapse this season.I can clearly see that having Ben Bishop healthy would have not only offered a possibly better option than Kari Lehtonen, but would have put Lehtonen in a place to perform better.I truly believe that if Martin Hanzal was out at the end of periods winning faceoffs and shutting down opposition forwards, the Stars probably wouldn't have allowed so many late period goals that contributed to this collapse. You win three of those games, and this is a different situation.I fully understand the belief that...
SportsDay Mar 25, 2018
Jim Nill: Doctors are 'very positive' following Martin Hanzal's spinal surgery

Jim Nill: Doctors are 'very positive' following Martin Hanzal's spinal surgery

Martin Hanzal's spinal surgery in California went well Thursday, and Stars general manager Jim Nill is optimistic about a full recovery."He came out of surgery and he said the pain was all gone, so that's about as good as it can go," Nill said. "We're very encouraged about what they found and where he is."Hanzal played in just 38 games this season, missing games with injuries that varied from ankle to hand to hip to back. He was eventually shut down after he tried to play through the back injury, and doctors determined he needed surgery. Hanzal has had back surgeries before, so there was some...

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