In his time playing time with the Stars organization (Dallas Stars, and when he started out with the AHL affiliate Texas Stars), Roope Hintz has made left his mark with the team.
While the team is currently in negotiations with Hintz he is virtually a mainstay in Dallas.
Whether he signs a short term deal or long term. Also worth noting that even if Hintz signs a short term deal he could still become a long term Star down the road.
It will be interesting to see what gets worked out with Roope’s contract situation. Both parties have the same goal: for Hintz to sign with Dallas. Both sides are just working out the knots of the business.
Stars’ General Manager Jim Nill is optimistic.
“GM Jim Nill is not worried. He tells the Dallas News’ Matthew DeFranks that the team expects to get Hintz under contract “in the next week or two.”
Nill claims that the two sides have had “great discussions” and are close to an extension.”
Number twenty-four has certainly proved himself as a staple on this team over the last two seasons, and playoffs. Hintz plays with speed, hands, and can play the physical game with his 6’3″ stature weighing roughly 220 lbs. He’s also still young at age twenty-three. If his goal-scoring isn’t where it’s expected to be he is at least dishing out assists for the goals coming from his linemates.
Roope Hintz is among the younger faces on the team expected to lead the team for years.
Head Coach Rick Bowness was quoted talking about Hintz, and Denis Gurianov saying that
“They are coming into the team next year knowing they are a big part of it,” and that “They are go-to guys now…”.
Hintz continues to earn more, and more ice time as well. And as injuries, and age catching up to others on the team such as Joe Pavelski, and Corey Perry (if he is still with the Stars in 2021) it’ll be all the more reason his ice time trends upward.
Through the 2020 playoffs, Roope Hintz did sustain injuries during the team’s deep playoff run. Good news: Hintz is expected to be okay come the NHL’s 2021 season.
As reported by CBS Sports in October, Hintz is healthy.
“Hintz suffered a fractured ankle and hip injury during the playoffs but is slated to be fully fit ahead of the 2020-21 campaign,” Matthew DeFranks of The Dallas Morning News reports.
All expectations from the side of Roope Hintz and the Stars’ front office are positive. Along with Hintz being at full health, eyes are on the business side of things as a part of getting a contract squared out.
Things are looking good for those who have their eyes on Roope Hintz.
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