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07-30-2008, 08:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Schroedingers Cat View Post
I love that Wings fans keep trying to throw Hudler under the bus while perpetually BJing Filppula, who has managed a massive career high of 17 assists while spending most of his time with perennial 20+ goal guys in Franzen, Cleary, Datsyuk, Holmstrom, and Zetterberg. Hilarious.

Babcock makes it pretty apparent he hates Hudler and wants him gone. He promotes him to the 2nd line for a few games, with new linemates, always against strong competition, and immediately jettisons him back down to the 4th line. Meanwhile, Flip wastes a spot in the top-6.

If Hudler actually got a chance on the 2nd line he'd put upt 20-40-60 every season, at least.

If Pavel Datsyuk came into the league with Babcock for a coach he would've been placed on the 4th line and eventually traded or sent back to Russia.
If Babcock had only given more icetime to Hudler, Detroit could've won the Cup!

Originally Posted by norrisnick View Post
If Fil is traded Hudler might get a shot at a top 6 winger position. A role he'd fill better than Filppula as he has far better offensive instincts and skills. With a handful of Selke level guys on our roster Hudler doesn't need to be a defensive rock. Just don't do anything stupid which he doesn't do.
Did he play much wing this season?

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