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Among TSN's Scott Cullen's "Top 10 Storylines of the Week":
HOT START IN THE DESERT
A team that was expected to finish at the bottom of the standings coming into the year, the Arizona Coyotes have opened the season by winning three of four games.
The biggest excitement comes from rookie wingers Max Domi and Anthony Duclair, who have combined to score seven of the team’s 13 goals.
Other difference-makers include veteran centre Martin Hanzal, who has seven assists, and goaltender Mike Smith, who has a .953 save percentage.
While none of this early production appears to be remotely sustainable, a hot Mike Smith could make a major difference. For example, the difference between Smith’s 2011-2012 season, when he had a career-high .930 save percentage, and last season, when he had a .904 save percentage, was approximately a 55-goal difference according to Hockey Reference.
GLENDALE – Coyotes center Martin Hanzal is slated to have back surgery and likely will be sidelined for the rest of the season.
“Marty is going to have a procedure on his back next week, which will put him week-to-week and in all likelihood finish his season,” General Manager Don Maloney said Thursday. “The good thing is he’ll have time to recover and we’ll get him back as soon as possible. The likelihood of him returning this season is remote but we do anticipate a full recovery.”
Hanzal, an alternate captain who has played only 37 of the team’s 55 games this season, has been sidelined since Jan. 29. Despite playing with the nagging injury, he ranks tied for sixth on the team with eight goals and tied for seventh with 24 points.
“It's been something he's had for the last two or three seasons and it has gotten progressively worse,” Maloney said. “We can't keep doing this. We have to find a solution. He's still a young man. We've got to get him better. We need to get him where he's healthy and can help us win.”
One injury, two very differen takes. Again, via Pro Hockey Talk's Dhiren Mahibian, this time it's Arizona Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal hitting Colorado Avalanche defenseman Erik Johnson, and the Coyotes' announcers are more critical of the hit than the Avs' announcers:
Does Johnson leaning down on the follow-through of his shot = "Well Martin Hanzal is so strong..." and an unintentional elbow, well, shit happens?
NEW YORK (Jan. 17, 2014) – Phoenix Coyotes forward Martin Hanzal has been fined $5,000 for high-sticking Vancouver Canucks forward David Booth during NHL Game No. 720 in Phoenix on Thursday, Jan. 16, the National Hockey League’s Department of Player Safety announced today.
The incident occurred at 15:55 of the third period. Hanzal was assessed a double-minor penalty for high-sticking on the play.
Watch the incident here, about about the :40 second mark.
Henrik Sedin tried to do a good sell job with the goal celebration, but no goal, which would have been the only goal Vancouver would have scored in a 1-0 loss to Phoenix.
Martin Hanzal was a one-man cross-checking machine last night..
Brian Leetch of the NHL Player Safety Department explains the suspension.
Phoenix Coyotes center Martin Hanzal will have a hearing with the NHL Department of Player Safety Monday for a hit on Edmonton Oilers defenseman Jeff Petry on Saturday night at Jobing.com Arena.
At 13:42 of the first period, Hanzal checked Petry against the boards in the Edmonton end after Petry had moved the puck. Hanzal received a two-minute minor for charging on the play.
Petry was shaken up on the play but remained in the game.
The following grounds are being considered for supplemental discipline: charging. However, the Department of Player Safety retains the right to make adjustments to the infraction upon review.
added 12:59pm, Thanks to Sportsnet, you can watch the hit below...
from Mike Heika of the Dallas Morning News,
The Stars official stance on Jamie Benn is that he will be “re-assessed” on Sunday after a hard hit by Phoenix’s Martin Hanzal in the final two minutes of Dallas’ 2-1 loss to the Coyotes Saturday. They are not listing any injury at this time.
While the Stars won’t say it, they definitely are concerned about a potential concussion for Benn.
No penalty on this hit. Was it late, from the blindside, headshot?
Mr. Shanahan explains…
I say at least two games for this hit on Dustin Brown, anyone else agree/disagree?
I watched the game last night but was too tired to wait, then post the GWG.
So here it is,early then next morning and Martin Hanzal’s OT goal still looks as good as it did last night.
GLENDALE, ARIZONA – Phoenix Coyotes General Manager Don Maloney announced today that the Coyotes have signed forward Martin Hanzal to a five-year contract extension. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
“We are very pleased to sign Martin to a five-year contract extension,” said Maloney. “Martin is a big, strong, skilled center and a core member of our team. He contributes at both ends of the ice and we are confident he will continue to improve to become one of the NHL’s best two-way centers.”
Last season, the 6-foot-6, 236 pound Hanzal appeared in 61 regular season games for the Coyotes, registering 16-10-26 and 54 penalty minutes (PIM). He established new career highs in goals (16), game-winning goals (5), power play goals (7) and hits (147). Hanzal appeared in all four games of the Western Conference Quarter-Final against Detroit, recording his first career postseason goal along with two assists and eight PIM.
from Rich Hammond at Kings.com,
Irate after a video review failed to overturn a second-period goal by the Phoenix Coyotes, Kings general manager Dean Lombardi and coach Terry Murray publicly called out the NHL review crew in Toronto after the Kings’ 2-0 loss to the Coyotes.
The disputed play took place 8:48 into the second period of a then-scoreless game. Phoenix’s Martin Hanzal, stationed in front the net, lifted his stick and knocked the puck out of the air and past Kings goalie Jonathan Quick.
On-ice officials immediately called it a good goal, and after a video review of more than five minutes, the crew in Toronto, led by Mike Murphy, the NHL’s senior vice president of hockey operations, ruled that the goal would stand.
“When the guy in Toronto making the decisions on the goals, in Ottawa and the one tonight, wanted the G.M.‘s job in L.A. and was not happy about not getting it, you have to assume you are going to get those type of calls,’’ Lombardi said. “However, we have put ourselves in a position where these calls have a monumental effect on our season, and we’re going to have to find a way out of it ourselves.’‘
I saw the goal live and honestly, I felt whatever was ruled on the ice is the way Toronto would see it, it was that close. You can watch the goal in real-time and slow motion below…
from E.J. Hradek tweet,
Hearing Hanzal deal is done w/Coyotes. Two year deal. $1.5M in first yr. $2.1M in second year. Cap hit is: $1.8M
via Jim Gintonio of the Arizona Republic,
Assistant general manager Brad Treliving said Hanzal is the priority and expressed confidence that he will be signed “hopefully sooner rather than later; I think it’s the process right now.”
Stempniak’s agent has had weeks to explore options, and he is expected to meet with General Manager Don Maloney within the next several days.
“We’ve got a good relationship with the agent, and I’m sure if something was imminent somewhere else, he’d be back in touch with us,” Treliving said.
from the Phoenix Coyotes,
Coyotes center Martin Hanzal is scheduled to undergo surgery Thursday morning to repair a herniated disk in his back.
By having the procedure done now, back specialist Dr. Robert Watkins believes Hanzal, 21, will have enough time to rehabilitate and be ready for the start of training camp in mid-September.