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02-11-2013, 02:14 PM
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Originally Posted by crashman View Post
You're right, it's more about Hudler vs. Tatar, Nyquist and Jarnkrok because there's no need to pay Hudler $4m (or anything near that) when you have 3 guys that could easily fill Hudler's role, and are younger.

Who knows, but I still don't think we'd have a line that could help compete for a cup, they'd get destroyed in the playoffs.
We've won with Homer, who couldn't skate, playing on a top line.
Too much is made of Hudler's weaknesses, and not enough of his strength.
And the fact is that Hudler played well in last year's playoffs. He went to net and scored in the dirty places.

Hudler's weaknesses become more problematic when you consider the skating of Bertuzzi and Cleary, also on the roster.

If we weren't going to get Datsyuk a winger and we aren't using Tatar or Nyquist, then why not keep Hudler for $4m?

Good question. There are rumblings that Hudler had some issues with some people in the dressing room.

On the other hand, Mickey Redmond seems to love the guy... so he can't be all bad.

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