Mursak is a little more than a few weeks away. He wouldn't even be coming back to "replace" Hudler either. We have a glut of bottom six forwards as it is -- trading away one of the players that has potential to fill a top six role and has done so pretty well in two games doesn't make a ton of sense.
I don't think the Wings are going to trade Hudler regardless. As others have stated, he has little value if he plays like last season and he's an asset to the Red Wings if he gets back or close to his peak playing days.
I know it's early in the preseason, but looking at where Homer has been placed it's obvious he's going to be a 4th liner/power play guy if he makes the team. I haven't heard much about him, good or bad.
I'm looking for info from anyone who has seen him play this year, how has he looked so far?
Do the Wings maybe send him down to GR to start the season to avoid losing one of the younger guys? Babs said the best players would make the team, so far he might be getting outplayed and not make the top group of forwards. Not sure, just wanting opinions on what's been seen so far.
Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord; even so saith the Spirit, for they rest from their labors.
O God, whose mercies cannot be numbered: Accept our prayers on behalf of thy servant, and grant an entrance into the land of light and joy, in the fellowship of thy saints; through Jesus Christ thy Son our Lord, who liveth and reigneth with thee and the Holy Spirit, on God, now and for ever. Amen.
And here I thought we could get through this without some pretentious religious crap. I'm sure Rusty's 3 1/2 month old son feels really blessed that god killed his dad.
I'd get rid of Holland for offering Hudler a $15 million dollar contract and keep both Pavs and Hank.
It's a thought experiment. It's like when people are given the question, "Would you kill a crying baby to protect a dozen people from a Nazi patrol," and someone answers, "I'd raise a Zombie army and defeat the Nazis -- don't even have to worry about the baby!" If you don't like the question and its parameters, don't participate.
As for me, the answer is obviously Datsyuk. That doesn't mean that I don't love Z, or that I don't think he's an amazing combination of shutdown forward + goal scorer, which is rare. But his health (back) problems always seem to be one check away from sidelining him for a few weeks, and he seems to be slowing down, despite being younger than Dats. My subjective feeling is that when we're down and need something amazing, Dats is more likely to pull it off than Z.