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#1 Vladifan

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 11:40 AM

I haven't been able to watch much of the pre-season, but when I did, Hudler did not look all that good. I'm not trying to start something. I'm mainly curious as to what I've missed, both good and bad, as far as he's concerned. And if it's bad, what are the contract-type chances he can be removed or set aside for someone better to come in? Thanks.

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#2 haroldsnepsts

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 12:15 PM

Dude. With this thread, you might as well have put out a bat signal for Eva. :P

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:02 PM

This is such a lightning rod on this board, I don't even want to touch it... but here's my HONEST evaluation, un-biased as possible on all levels

He looked stronger and faster than years past and looked pretty hungry out there, however, he wasn't able to convert much and had very little consistency in the area of linemates...

All and all, I was actually pretty impressed with his play in the preseason, all stats aside...

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#4 LidstromIsASuperhero

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:31 PM

If thats the case, and he is stronger and faster, how long do you think the wings brass gives him to start producing?

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:41 PM

Still lazy. Still sucks. :D

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:45 PM

I remember thinking last preseason he looked faster than usual too but it didnt end up being like that.

There was a quote about Babcock saying if he continues playing that good than he will be on the team and I also think it said something about his stay in the AHL will be short.

I kind of took that as we'll see how Hudler does on a scoring line, if he plays like last year and Nyquist continues playing well than Hudler will be traded and Nyquist put on the team.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 01:51 PM

There was a quote about Babcock saying if he continues playing that good than he will be on the team and I also think it said something about his stay in the AHL will be short.


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Whaaa???

Eva's head just exploded.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 02:03 PM

:huh:

Whaaa???

Eva's head just exploded.



That quote was about Nyquist.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 03:21 PM

I predict a turnaround for hudler

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#10 Z and D for the C

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 03:28 PM

From what I saw, he looked horrible. I think every single pass of his on Sunday's game was a turnover. Maybe he is just trying to hard, but he got nothing done. Completely unimpressed.

Edited by Z and D for the C, 05 October 2011 - 03:28 PM.

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#11 GMRwings1983

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 03:28 PM

From what I saw, he looked horrible. I think every single pass of his on Sunday's game was a turnover. Maybe he is just trying to hard, but he got nothing done. Completely unimpressed.


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Posted 05 October 2011 - 03:36 PM

My guess is he'll have a career year. Yes, I really do believe that.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 03:41 PM

Fixed.

Nah, I am giving him his fair chance. Maybe he turns it around. Good Luck to you he that shall not be named!

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 04:14 PM

He had one bad season, awful season. Give him the benefit of the doubt, its a new season, if he does s***ty the first month, then u can rip him all u want.

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 04:16 PM

I have been pretty vocal in the past about his disappointments last season. But, honestly, I kind of liked what I saw from Hudler this preseason.

He was skating much harder, was doing a better job holding on to the puck, and made a few sweet passes that I saw. He didn't dazzle or light it up offensively, but he looked like he was working hard.

I really hope it works out for him this season, to be honest.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 04:26 PM

He had one bad season, awful season. Give him the benefit of the doubt, its a new season, if he does s***ty the first month, then u can rip him all u want.


He did have a God awful season. I hope he comes out and just has a great season but only time will tell. I hope he performs well, better for the team. And when he does perform well.....that's would give us more leverage when we try to trade him at the deadline. :hehe:
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:18 PM

His off season training was no joke. Maybe we'll see him do this...



But it's probably more likely he'll try this...



#18 Vladifan

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:20 PM

Thanks, troops. I watched him for a few plays in Sunday's game and that was about it; but it sounds like overall there's still hope for him. And that's a good thing. :)

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Posted 05 October 2011 - 05:37 PM

I was as dissatisfied as anyone with him after last year, but it sounds like he really busted his ass this summer. I don't think Babcock would defend him at this point after last year if he didn't believe that Hudler's putting in a hell of a lot of hard work off the ice to improve on his weaknesses. So pre-season aside, I'm more than willing to give him a fair chance this year. I'm very open-minded and I'd love to see him succeed. However, at this point, I couldn't begin to guess which way it'll go. I don't think we'll know until late-November or December.
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Posted 05 October 2011 - 08:51 PM

Fixed.



How about Filppula?

I see what you did there. :ph34r:

And I highly approve. :thumbup:





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