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.
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