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#2195878 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by Rivalred on 03 July 2011 - 05:09 PM

I am a Wings fan and a Hockey fan, but I am also realistic....

Bringing up Pavel in a Hudler thread is like comparing apples and oranges, yes they are both fruit (Big Fat Greek Wedding line), but that is about it...

Pavel is very effective defensively/offensively, and has been consistent...

Hudler, well.... We will not go there as what needed to be said has been written already.

We need 2 way players who want to be here and play hockey, plain n simple... Guys who will give their all every night... Ones who can play defense, not be knocked off the puck, can take face-offs, work the boards, not turn over the puck a lot, and set up goals accordingly.

Hudler is not the worst guy out there, but there are better for the money who will be more productive in certain situations.

Huds was scratched for lack of production. Not for lack of effort.


Usually when a player puts forth effort, there is production... His production only increased when it seemed he was putting forth more effort...

For some reason I think BabCOCK is the type of coach who values effort... As long as he thinks you are conditioning/trying your hardest, he will give you a chance even if you struggle putting up points. Hence why he is one of the best coaches (ie - see the history of Commie and Babs)


#2195857 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by Rivalred on 03 July 2011 - 03:48 PM

In 2008-09 he had 23 goals and 34 assists. Sure, a higher assists to goal ratio last year. But a big difference is that he started the season in a slump with other slumping players, and then when he served in more of a playmaker role, with his peak alongside Datsyuk and Cleary (both scoring more goals than assists during that period). So he spent most of his season as a playmaker.



I'll place a call to Switzerland and get Stacy Roest on the first flight over. Haven't seen many harder working Canadian players, and a guy with his speed and tenacity would match up very well with Helm.


Other teams push him off the puck and Babcock sat Jiri a few times for his lack of effort if I remember correctly.

Dan Cleary works hard for his size, as did Draper and neither are as much as a "pushover" as your boy Hudler.


#2195848 Brett Lebda traded to Nashville

Posted by Rivalred on 03 July 2011 - 03:29 PM

July 3rd. I repeat... July 3rd.

The goalie we're missing is a BACKUP
The forwards are debatable in the first place, but once again, July 3rd and trades still exist, or were those forgotten about?
Coaches are Babs decision and unless they're not there come training camp, that's hardly something to get worked up about...

Once again, I re-itterate. Be patient...

I feel like a damn grief counselor, talking people off buildings on this board sometimes around this time of year...


I might need to talk you off your soapbox a little considering I haven't been around much over 7+ weeks and not up to date on the hockey world. I am catching up this weekend and just posted in what I see...

And yes, I realize you are just frustrated with everyone saying "blah blah blah" and that is the time you finally decided to respond to such, but pick a more well deserving candidate next time; aka a broken record.

I am not going to get into a pissing match over FA's, gaps in the roster, and woulda-coulda-shoulda thoughts nor am I going to derail a thread. If ya want to share more, feel free to PM me and I may get around to reading, checking, and responding.

/ clean up as I have to read up on hockey transactions + sweep up all the dried powdered soap from the broken soap box.

Good for the Leafs, I hope this trade really helps them this season and as for the Preds, they are a hardworking team... Fun to watch, but do not enjoy playing against them. May the Lebda transaction help Detroit during games and in the standings in a positive manner.


#2195804 Red Wings trying to move Jiri Hudler

Posted by Rivalred on 03 July 2011 - 01:36 PM

I am thinking the reason we are unable to unload him is that he is knocked off the puck WAY to easy... The guy is little and is VERY easy to move...

Give me a hard working Canadian boy any day over his lazy butt...


#2195795 Brett Lebda traded to Nashville

Posted by Rivalred on 03 July 2011 - 01:23 PM

How in the world can TO move Bart Ledba and we are unable to move Hudler? :huh:


#2195789 Wings sign D Ian White to 2-year, $5.75m contract

Posted by Rivalred on 03 July 2011 - 01:18 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m-_mk1-UGzI

:lol:


So the one mustache that we lost and went to Ottawa has been replaced?


#2191233 Filling Out Roster From Within

Posted by Rivalred on 28 June 2011 - 06:24 PM

Smith can't be any worse than Salei or Ericsson


#2189058 Rumor: Wings in play for Bobrovsky

Posted by Rivalred on 24 June 2011 - 07:14 PM

Yea, trading one of the league's best goalscorers would be a great move for Yzerman.


Stevie doesn't know what he is doing, I mean Tampa only got to the ECF within the first year of him taking charge.

Might as well try another approach :lol:

You know the philosophy, Stanley Cup or Bust...


#2189053 Rumor: Wings in play for Bobrovsky

Posted by Rivalred on 24 June 2011 - 07:04 PM

Why wouldn't the Flyers keep Bobrovsky for a few years and let him develop under fellow Russian Bryzgalov's wing and up his value for a future trade?


I don't even know why this thread is posted in this section...

If we think about this logically, the in the last 15+ years the Wings have always went out and signed a goalie a little more seasoned and experienced...


#2186800 Congrats to Timmy Thomas

Posted by Rivalred on 18 June 2011 - 05:59 PM

Tim Thomas aka the Tank

http://en.wikipedia....as_(ice_hockey)

Played for the Vipers


#2160767 Throwing an octopus at the Joe no longer allowed

Posted by Rivalred on 29 April 2011 - 07:26 PM

Throwing Octupi @ Joe T. is still allowed in SJ


#2156360 Ilya Bryzgalov

Posted by Rivalred on 22 April 2011 - 11:49 AM

Go to Russia, half way though next year, will want to play for the NHL again, Wings will sign him, he will be put on waivers, NYI will pick him up, and he will refuse to play/report to NYI.


#2142050 3/30 GDT: St. Louis Rams 10 at Detroit Lions 3

Posted by Rivalred on 05 April 2011 - 08:21 AM

I would like to personally thank the Blues and all the Blues Fans for that overwhelming victory.

I hope that defeat will spark the Wing's ambition and create that hunger that has been lacking.

And finally, it initiated the return of the "great avatar" in which there will be a renaissance of revolution


#2138260 In Defense of Joey Mac

Posted by Rivalred on 29 March 2011 - 07:08 PM

Look at it this way - before last night's game, Joey Mac hadn't given up a goal in regulation in the past four games he played. The only goals he did allow? Shootout. That's it.


He has been playing lights out and the D hung him out to dry a few times last night.


#2136039 Congratulations to Chris Osgood

Posted by Rivalred on 26 March 2011 - 07:01 AM

I wonder if this is how he hurt his groin in the 1st place? I kid, I kid...

Congrats to the Ozzie Family!

By the way, Max Power!!!