Maybe you should stop caring about reputation points.
Also Hudler is 27. And matches Ruutu's high in points. And looks like he is back to his old form.
But naw, we should trade him straight up for a guy who may not work in the system and provides an arguably negligible advantage in the long run.
This is a good point. Hudler seems to have pulled his head out of his butt. It seems like money and stardom got to him 3 years ago, and he did what 99% of us would do if we suddenly became millionaires and had women flailing themselves at us. If he continues to play well for the Wings and doesn't cause any off ice drama with his contracts and personal issues, I don't know why the Wings wouldn't want to keep him around. He's never going to be Datsyuk, but he's a pretty damn good third line player. If the Wings can get him for 2.5 - 3 million per for the next 5 years of his career, which should be his prime, why wouldn't they want to do that?