In the meantime, just as a point of reference, Jiri Hudler in 2008-09, beginning the year at 24, scored 57 points in 82 games playing on either the third or fourth line all year, usually with unskilled linemates.
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Filppula has shown he can produce offensively in a secondary role, but he won't ever be any more than that. Sorry to pop your bubble. Flip will peak at 45-55 points and probably produce that kind of level for a few years during his prime, but he simply doesn't have the talent or the potential to be the kind of offensive force Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Hossa, Hudler are. Hudler, OTOH, could be a consistent PPG player if/when he returns. He's got all the offensive ability, he's got offensive IQ better than all but a few players in the world, and all he needs, a bit more speed, a bit more ice time, and maybe a linemate who is better than Kirk Maltby.[/font]
Eva you are so incredibly biased. Hudler played with the same teammates last year as Filppula, and he had 5 times the PP time Flip did (Playing on the PP with Hossa/Zetterberg/Franen). STOP WITH THIS FOURTH LINE HUDLER CRAP. The FACT is, Filppula had the EXACT same points per minute ES with the SAME skill of line mates. You could even make the argument that Filppula's would be HIGHER than Hudler's if Flip didn't play in all situations (ie in the last minutes of a game where you're not trying to score).
And again, since Flip has been back from his injury he has been on a 66 point pace. 45-55 tops? Please. Enough of your annoying, biased crap.
When was the last time Hudler had 8 points in 3 games?
Also, Hudler played with Malty a whopping 1.78% of the time. He played on a line of Samuelsson and Zetterberg more than that.
You have been found wrong, you have been found straight LYING. These situations you speak of are delusions in your head.
Edited by Z and D for the C, 26 March 2010 - 04:57 PM.