GLENDALE, Ariz. Martin Hanzal should hire a new agent. The current one never negotiated a contract incentive for shooting percentage.
I wish, Hanzal said, laughing.
In 11 games, Hanzal has seven goals on 26 shots for a gaudy 26.9 percent conversion rate. That rate took a spike on Saturday when he buried two of his four chances, including the game-winner on a power play midway through the third period and an empty-netter to ice the Coyotes much-needed 5-3 win over the lowly Blue Jackets at Jobing.com Arena.
To put that in perspective, Hanzal had eight goals in 64 games last season, and his career high is 16, set the season before. So whats different?
Its my secret, Hanzal said, smiling. Im pretty much doing everything like I was doing last year. The only positive thing I could say was during the lockout I was playing, so maybe I stayed in shape, but I dont know.
One thing the Coyotes would like to see Hanzal do more is establish a net presence. At 6-foot-6, 236 pounds, he creat...