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02-01-2013, 01:46 AM
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Originally Posted by tfong View Post
So...not to add fuel to Eva, but Hudler is actually responding well to the increased TOI and added responsibilities offensively. Him and Cervenka are clicking really well and he just scored his 2nd goal and 3rd point in his 2nd game. I might also add the 3rd person on their line is Stajan lol.

(Might not want to let Eva know about this, otherwise we'll never hear the end of it)

Holland might have missed the boat on in one in letting Hudler walk and keeping some other "questionable" forwards.

Edit: 3rd point of the game and 4th in 2 He might outpoint Iggy at this point lol.
Hudler's problem has never been scoring, he's always put up a good amount of points for his ice-time...his problem is that he's one of the worst skaters in the NHL and he isn't defensively responsible.

He's got 4 pts all at even strength and is still E in +/- What good is offence if you're giving up as many as you score.

Originally Posted by Heaton View Post
So had Babcock played Nyquist 15 minutes in the top 6 he would've stayed up? Holland didn't make room for Nyquist, he was never staying up.
To answer your question...yes. If Babcock had played him in the top 6 for that game and afterwards said he wanted to keep Nyquist in that role, Holland would have made room for him and he'd still be playing there.

He was given a shot and Babcock obviously didn't like what he saw. I don't buy that Holland is just running roughshod over Babcock. He's one of, if not the most respected coach in the NHL. Do you really think he has no say and isn't involved in roster decisions?

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