Thread: Confirmed with Link: Habs select Charles Hudon - 122nd overall
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08-11-2012, 07:39 PM
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Originally Posted by VirginiaMtlExpat View Post
So, is does he remind people of Giroux, or is the comparison absurd?
Not absurd at all. Although like a previous poster mentioned, he has not put up the points total Giroux has, but in terms of facing adversity because of his size, its much along the lines of Giroux, St.Louis Desharnais.

The only thing Hudon has going for him is that he got the playing time to prove himself playing in the Q. Giroux, in his first year with Gatineau, got relatively low ice time with a substantial role on the penalty kill unit. Really, Giroux's work ethic and drive is what got him to where he's at today. Constantly played 1 age group above what he was supposed to play, and was arguably the best player on the ice 99% of the time.

I'm not sure about Hudon's role totally, but I believe he has gotten the proper guidance over the last couple years, but he hasn't been pushed enough to improve his weaknesses, skating. We will see over the next couple of years if he is able to improve himself, and cope with the adversity of being a smaller player.

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