The Stars are letting team captain Derian Hatcher go. They’re not offering him a contract, so he’ll be an unrestricted free agent come July 1.
Hatcher wanted five years but the Stars wouldn’t give it to him.
Hatcher is a sure thing. Whoever picks him up won’t have a question mark in their line-up. They will have Derian Hatcher: Killer Defenseman. He’s worth the money and the time commitment. Dallas is trying to save money and to prepare for the upcoming Collective Bargaining Agreement, but they really shot themselves in the foot. Especially when another Western team picks him up.
I would have signed him just to not have to play him.