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05-22-2009, 12:00 AM
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Originally Posted by Scottwood View Post
Homer becoming less valuable makes Franzen and Cleary more important on our PP b/c of the net presence and the ability to play on the top line. I don't see how that relates to Hudler.
If Tomas Holmstrom can handle a scoring line role, then so can Hudler. Whether or not Hudler stays on line 3 or moves up to a second or first line job, he's still a valuable powerplay asset.
Say you've got no Holmstrom and No Hossa. What's your top three lines? Who is on the powerplay? Your six powerplay forwards are Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Franzen, say Cleary, and then what? Filppula? Hudler? Leino? I think Hudler is a far better powerplay guy than Flip. And Leino is still an unknown.

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