Abdelkader-Helm-Miller (Eaves working in)
Babcock said his top three lines will remain the same for Saturday's home game against Colorado, with the only change possible on the fourth (most likely, Drew Miller will be out and Patrick Eaves back in).
Babcock Calls out Hudler:
Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock was pleased with how forward Jiri Hudler played Thursday -- but wondered today why that hasn’t been the case every game.
Hudler set up the first goal in the Wings’ 6-2 rout of Edmonton.
“That’s the best he’s been, so why wouldn’t he be like that every night? That would be the question I would have,” Babcock said. “If you’re that good, why wouldn’t you do it every single day? Why wouldn’t you work that hard every single day, why wouldn’t you compete and be on the puck every single day?
“That would be the questions I asked him already today. I think he thought those were rhetorical questions.”
Hudler hesitated when asked his reaction.
“It was a good game for everybody,” he said. “I don’t know what to say about it otherwise. That’s his … you know.”
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