2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Michal Handzus Report Card

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2011-12 San Jose Sharks: Michal Handzus Report Card
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Michal Handzus has one more year at $2.5 million left on last summer's deal

The first free agent the San Jose Sharks signed last summer was Michal Handzus.

With a two-year, $5 million contract, the 6'5", 215-pound centre was expected to anchor the third line and the penalty kill.

By the playoffs, the 35-year-old Handzus, whose nickname matches the name of the most powerful of Greek gods, was relegated to watching games from the press box. He played in only two of the Sharks five playoff games, did not score and had an even rating.

Since injuries did not seem to be a major factor, his lack of playing time have led some observers to view Handzus as the team's biggest free-agent bust.

But is he?

Here is the good, the bad and the ugly truth of Zeus' season.

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