Me too. I didn't like Hudler much before because he was kinda cowardly and didn't play the body, even though at his height and weight he has the potential to be strong on his skates and play a complete game. I hope he comes back and impresses me by playing to his Stan Jonathan-esque potential:)
Maybe Hudler should crash at Pat Verbeek's pad this summer - might learn a thing, or 2.
Patrick Kane lived with Verbeek some years ago, and by doing so he learned how to beat up 60 yr old cabbies .....Maybe some of that spunk could rub off on Hudler?
Red Wings were 7th in goals against but only 14th in goals for. And people think we lack defense.
Ahh - it sometimes goes over my head
I'm thru with Hudler bashing; I made my points; many here seem to know where I stand; whether we like it, or not - Huddles is gonna don the Winged Wheel for the 2010/2011 NHL season.
I honestly hope he's in great shape, has extra jump in them little legs, and scores 30 plus goals on 1 of the top 2 lines, plays with a little "edge", and proves me wrong in every aspect of the game that I questioned him in.
I've eaten crow before so the taste isn't new to me
But of course they're real North American boys and not threatening Europeans like Hudler so they'd definitely be better choices for our top6.
I'd also like to see some answers to this question. We don't really need two-way players any more, so all that pretty much matters is offense. Hudler has already put up 57 points and has potential for easily put +60 next year and +70 in the future.
Who can we get with 2.75 or less who puts up points like that? Tell me please anti-hudler guys.
What concerns me more than the reg season point totals is what a guy can do in the playoffs...Somewhat slow, defensive liability, lack of physicality aren't traits GMs are looking for when spring arrives.
Hudler's saving grace is his ability for scoring key goals at even strength, and his pp prowess.
I honestly am getting tired of the oh so overly used phrase "the Red Wings are a veteran team that simply doesn't panic".
IMHO they all need a fire lit under their asses if they expect a remote chance of winning the game tonight...This is when ya need a guy in the locker room (be it the coach or captain) to raise hell for their pathetic play.
Not that I necessarily want to trade Hudler away or anything like that. I'm just curious. What could the Wings realistically get for him in the trade market?
Again I'm not really for or against trading Hudler right now. I'm just wondering what the Wings could potentially get for him. I'm one of the bigger Filppula slappies on LGW and I was still curious what the Wings could get for him.
Martin St.Louis has made it known that he wants outta Tampa...Dunno if they'd want Hudler, but you can bet I'd love to see St.Louis wearing the Winged Wheel!
Why wouldn't game 7 be televised to people outside the Detroit area?
You'd think that game would be kind of important.
I'm shocked that you actually have a tv in your trailer there in Kentucky
While watching the NHL Network this afternoon - I noticed that VS is scheduled to show both the Wings/Yotes 10pm EST game, AND Avs/Sharks 10:30pm EST
Not certain which game/feed I'll get.
EDIT - This is 1 of the few times I appreciate ESPN/ESPN2...Back when they gave a damn about the NHL they'd air up to 3 games a night; 1 on ESPN, and 2 on the deuce...I fondly recall the "Battle of Ontario" being shown on ESPN2 for what seemed like several years in a row.