Atleast Hudler can score some key goals and clutch times. Needless to say, Semin only scored 21 goals last year (contract year) while Hudler scored 25 (on a contract year) while earning less money. That speaks volumes about motivation.
Not a Hudler hater,nor Semin fan,but motivated Hudler is capable of scoring 25 goals and yet motivated Semin has scored 40 goals not so long ago,so If I must pick one of them I'd rather take Semin for around $5mil. than Happy Huds for around $4mil.
Don't let the door hit you on the ass Stuart. I don't feel bad for anyone who makes multiple million dollars a year in a occupation that is not family friendly and then complains about not getting to see their family. If he really wanted to see them more he'd just retire.
Did you have the same attitude when Brian Rafalski signed here to be closer to his family?
He played less the year prior and had almost the same numbers, I dont look at plus minus because that is a team stat. He wasnt helping as much and definitely wasnt manning up on guys like he did in the previous year.
I'm pretty pissed that Sharks almost got a freebie here,but at least we've got a pick in return. I don't bother about his points much,cause he's a defensive d-man with extremely limited PP time,but if you want to talk about stats,here are some:
Nothing against enforcer(s),but don't want to see us becoming Bruins/Kings like team.
Yes they won it by chasing,dumping,trapping and fore-checking,but the key is still Conn Smythe winning goaltenders.
Call me crazy,but I still want Red Wings like team that moves the puck soo damn quick that fore-checking f*ckers come 1 second too late,lol