I wasn't necessarily saying Hudler and Fil were better or worse than Tatar and Nyquist, rather that during their first couple seasons, most people agreed they would be decent top 6 players for us after the Yzerman/Shanahan era Wings were gone. Because they never made that happen, whether it be through performance or contract circumstances, it did not turn out that way.
Why will Nyquist and Tatar be different? Or won't they? Just playing the hypothetical Devils advocate.
Just cuz it's from ESPN doesn't mean LeBrun is just some hack writer. Seems like a irrational reaction. He does some of the best work around the league and is highly respected. If Bobby Mac switched to ESPN, would you brush aside his articles too? Just playing devil's advocate.