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#81 Drake_Marcus

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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:27 PM

I'd call him more average than poor. And he doesn't try to make passes that are above his ability level.


Honestly I wish we could say that for all of our players. One thing Bert does that drives me nuts is try to make silly, fancy passes that are way too risky. I wish he had that kind of good sense.
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Posted 03 February 2012 - 10:32 PM

I'm indifferent on the guy. I don't hate him like some in here, but it probably wouldn't kill me if he wasn't around anymore.


Same. Well, for most of the time. Not afraid to put him in trade requests.

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Posted 14 February 2012 - 11:36 PM

who would have thought at the beginning of the year hudler would been 2nd on the team in goals

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:52 AM

Never forget the magic words - Contract. Year.
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:46 PM

I'm indifferent on the guy. I don't hate him like some in here, but it probably wouldn't kill me if he wasn't around anymore.

No denying he's currently on a hot streak right now.

Only thing I really have against him is he needs to shoot more.


Yeah. He's top 60 in the league in goals. Imagine if he were shooting at the level Hudler-haters seem to think he needs to be? Top 30? Top 15? Top 5?
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Posted 15 February 2012 - 01:56 PM

Yeah. He's top 60 in the league in goals. Imagine if he were shooting at the level Hudler-haters seem to think he needs to be? Top 30? Top 15? Top 5?

I'm not a Hudler hater but I think it's a valid argument he needs to shoot more. There's many instances where he's in a great scoring position and he opts to pass, which results in a shot from a lower percentage scoring position.

It's not hate, it's really that he's got a great shot and needs to think more like a sniper. Some games he still has some of that "pass first" mentality.

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 04:56 PM

Never forget the magic words - Contract. Year.

I don't think that has anything to do with it. The guy finally has some consistent line mates, has had some time to adjust to the NHL and had a summer to get in the best shape of his career. He is playing the best hockey of his career and I think he provides the most value for the buck. Everyone who constantly calls out for him to be traded needs to look at what he has done this year for the team. He has been great!
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