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#1 TheDetroitRedWings

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 03:37 PM

Personally, I am willing to forgive and forget. Especially if he's still as good as he was when he last donned the winged wheel. But I do understand people still being ticked off for him leaving. I think his return will be a positive for our team for sure.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 03:42 PM

It doesn't look like we're going to have that much cap space this summer (excluding Hudler) so we won't be able to get someone better for the same price. He f***ed us last summer but may as well have him back.

I'd ship him off in a trade instantly though if there was a deal worth it.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 03:59 PM

I didn't feel like I was personally affronted when he left, so now that he's coming back for next season, I'm quite happy about it. We need all the depth we can get and whatever way he can help, we're glad to have it.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 05:08 PM

It doesn't look like we're going to have that much cap space this summer (excluding Hudler) so we won't be able to get someone better for the same price. He f***ed us last summer but may as well have him back.

I'd ship him off in a trade instantly though if there was a deal worth it.


So what, Bigcock f***ed him so many times he had every right to take the money and run, fly, sail or any effing way to get out from under bigdicks boot.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 05:38 PM

So what, Bigcock f***ed him so many times he had every right to take the money and run, fly, sail or any effing way to get out from under bigdicks boot.



Bigcock? Bigdick?


Call me crazy, but it would appear you don't like Mike Babcock.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 05:48 PM

Can't blame him for taking the money, I was never mad to begin with. It'll be great to have him back.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:00 PM

Posted Image OMG you guys.. like remember when Hudler left and then was like gone and then is like coming back and stuff??
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:04 PM

Wher'e does he fit in with this team?

I don't see him playing on the top 6, but then again he's not a bottom 6 forward either.

We could use his depth, but I doubt he wants to play here as some guy with limited minutes that has to rotate games.
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:28 PM

Hudler has already proven he can put up above average second line numbers while playing third line minutes, is reasonably defensively responsible (contrary to popular belief he is not lazy or bad defensively inept, but rather relatively slow for the NHL. In terms of defense awareness he is actually far above average), and has untapped potential. Also he already knows our system and has shown good chemistry with Filppula as well as Z and Franzen on the powerplay unit.

For 2.8 million he is a steal compared to the market price other free agents will get. Anything under 60 points for him will be a major dissapointment for me, and I would not be surprised to see him hit 70.

It doesn't look like we're going to have that much cap space this summer (excluding Hudler) so we won't be able to get someone better for the same price. He f***ed us last summer but may as well have him back.

I'd ship him off in a trade instantly though if there was a deal worth it.


Out of curiosity, who are these better players for the same price you speak of?
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:33 PM

I'm a bit frustrated that he left the team, but......I don't know anyone that would chose differently than what he chose given the offer! Money talks! I would change companies in a heart beat if someone offered me better money to do the same thing!

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:37 PM

I'm a bit frustrated that he left the team, but......I don't know anyone that would chose differently than what he chose given the offer! Money talks! I would change companies in a heart beat if someone offered me better money to do the same thing!


There is a man with a realistic perception of his morals and loyalty. I find it rather unlikely that many of the people bashing Hudler for abandoning the Wings would pass up a short term job from another non-rival company that offered much more respect, responsibility, and three times the money.
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:44 PM

Wher'e does he fit in with this team?

I don't see him playing on the top 6, but then again he's not a bottom 6 forward either.

We could use his depth, but I doubt he wants to play here as some guy with limited minutes that has to rotate games.

Why wouldn't he fit on the team? Williams is definitely not staying. I think it's obvious that only one of Bertuzzi and Holmstrom is staying. Or if we can sign Holmstrom cheap he can play in the 3rd and 4th line and then on the PP. Franzen has to be more physical though, and I think he can do it if there isn't an another injury like that.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:47 PM

I'm a bit frustrated that he left the team, but......I don't know anyone that would chose differently than what he chose given the offer! Money talks! I would change companies in a heart beat if someone offered me better money to do the same thing!


Actually, more money to have a chance to do an even better job since he's considered to be a better player over there. Everyone on this board would have done the same thing.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 06:49 PM

Out of curiosity, who are these better players for the same price you speak of?

No one's really been able to answer this question in the other Hudler debates either. Maybe it's because Hudler is one of the best - if not THE BEST - player available on the market with that kinda money.
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:07 PM

It was definitely frustrating that he left and by then we had already let Sammy go, but I think it may have helped since we didn't really have much cap space for the season to start with.
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:12 PM

Welcome back Huds. Glad he came home. Some may say he "screwed" the team, but come on. If i said to you, Hey do you want 2.8 Million Dollars taxed or 5 Million Dollars tax free.... what would you say?

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:47 PM

Bigcock? Bigdick?


Call me crazy, but it would appear you don't like Mike Babcock.


Or really likes him.

Out of curiosity, who are these better players for the same price you speak of?


I said there aren't any.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:51 PM

I hold no ill will towards Hudler, sure he put Holland in a tight spot, but if Kenny is excited to have him back, that's good enough for me.

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Posted 01 May 2010 - 07:56 PM

Methinks Hudler will be buying the team a few of their meals upon his return.
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Posted 01 May 2010 - 08:02 PM

At first i was mad that he left but after awhile and realizing how idiotic it wouldve been to pass up 10 million dollars tax free i understood why he left and also i had a hunch he was coming back. Now that its official welcome back happy huds!!!!!
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