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10-19-2012, 10:40 PM
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Originally Posted by silkyjohnson50 View Post
Am I the only one around here who thinks Hudler's skill level is and has always been completely overrated by this fan base? People always talk about him like he's Pavel Datsyuk with the puck and I've personally never seen it. Skilled? Yeah. Elite skill? Not even close.

And to the main question, I was always a bit confused as to why Detroit never game him a call up as well.
I remember having read that Detroit thought Ilari to be top-6 forward and because they had all top-6 spots covered, they didn't want to put him to 3rd or 4th line to play minimal minutes.

And this season he has become a better player. For example, last season he made 10+21=31 pts in 44 games and now he has played 14 games and is already at 8+12=20 pts.

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