Really? In 2008, he played exclusively on the fourth line and had five goals and nine assists, including that vital goal in game four of the SCF. In 2009, he played on the third line and scored four goals and eight assists. This sort of production is what is expected of Hudler. He did suck in the playoffs last season, for sure, but this was not the case in the prior two playoffs he participated in.
Are you bipolar? You hate Hudler more than anyone around here, except for LefWinger.
Now you're getting all excited because he's on a bit of a streak (where we're scoring 6 or 7 goals in seemingly every game).
how many wingers with a cap hit of less than $3 million are consistent?
Well, then it's OK for him to be lazy at times and not compete. My bad.
As for the Franzen argument someone brought up earlier, Franzen is a lot better than Hudler and more proven in the playoffs. He is a lazy floater, but trading him would be a bigger gamble than moving Hudler. It would have to be the right situation.