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Hudler: More Icetime - Worse Performance ?

17 February 2009 - 06:36 PM

It is an argument keeps reappearing across discussions - if you gave Hudler more icetime, his performance would decline.

I will throw you a gauntlet - do you know of any actual case, throughout the NHL, where a player was given more ice time and his performance suffered as a result (all other parameter ideally remaining the same - linemates, proportion of ES / PP etc.)?

And as a side note, I offer another explanation for Hudler's limited ice-time: Is it too far-fetched to suspect that Babcock is limiting Huds ice-time to prevent him from getting more points and thus eliminating all possible chances of resigning him? I mean, given three more minutes (+20%), is it unreasonable to believe that Hudler's point total could climb into high seventies? How could you offer 2.5mil to a player with 78 points for the season?

edit: grammar, grrr.

Hudler - Hossa combo?

09 December 2008 - 07:25 PM

I am posting this because I have seen discussions about almost any other line combination imaginable, but nobody has (to my knowledge) mentioned this one? Why?

Why not put Eurotwins back together with Holmstrom or Cleary
Hudler - Franzen - Hossa

seems pretty obvious to me that both lines would have size, speed, skill, everything ...

Wake-up measures

30 November 2008 - 01:05 PM

Sometimes they may do more harm then good, but what about giving Howard some much needed NHL experience? While we are still up in the standings and can afford it ...