What the Stars should do with Anton Khudobin
The likelihood of a rebound season means moving on from Anton Khudobin carries too much risk. There is reason to believe Dobby isn’t done blessing Stars fans with spectacular saves. It is also worth discussing Dallas’s poor history in parting ways with key veteran players.
We should recall when the Stars elected not to pick up Brett Hull’s option following the 2000-01 season. Hull had expressed a willingness to take a pay cut to remain in Dallas, but the Stars allowed him to enter free agency. Such decision resulted in the Detroit Red Wings hoisting the Stanley Cup with Hull in 2002. The Stars also took a large step back.
There is also speculation Hull purposely spurned the Stars in 2004 by signing with the then-Phoenix Coyotes. The signing came almost immediately after Hull scheduled a meeting with Dallas.
The Brett Hull example is not to imply Khudobin is of equal ability as the Hall of Fame forward. The example is simply a reminder to Stars fans how poor choices in managing veteran players can come back haunt the franchise. The last thing Dallas needs is an angry Khudobin ending up on a rival team and with a chip on his shoulder.