So the problem as far as production was that no one was producing? How profound.
He's been doing that stuff all season; the problem as far as production he was having is that nobody on the Huds/Modo/Clears line could get the puck in the net while it was together. All three seem to be doing much better since it has been split up, so it may very well have been a chemistry issue.
As for the topic, Flip is a better player overall no question, but Hudler has more offensive talent. Nothing to debate really.