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08-14-2012, 07:57 AM
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i don't think he is... better comparisons thrown around in here, i especially like the sergei one.

i also thought of the comparison when i was watching the tournament and for the first game at least, hudon was probably their best forward but, like gallagher in the WJC, it didn't translate into points. that said, their styles are not really comparable
I really have a feeling this is what made the OP think of Gallagher. Like I wrote above I totally agree with this. He looked good out there but not good enough to dominate on the score sheet.

I look forward to see both their progression.

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08-14-2012, 08:23 AM
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Saw him play last night at the metro centre, really fiesty kid, also at the same time, strome did not impress me one bit, I actually had a pretty negative opinion of him last night.

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08-14-2012, 08:39 AM
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Not to bring down a notch anyone, but let's be fair a minute. How often have we drafted 3 times in the top 50, including a #3 pick?
2007 was the last

I don't think it beats the 2007 draft but I hope it does

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They kind of go hand-in-hand, don't you think?
That was my point, I think.

What I'd like to see is the draft's value appreciation. Like, had we done the 08 draft again this year, how far ahead have we progressed?

Should we be excited over the fact that wr suspect that our 2012 crop has deeper potential than their draft # indicate, or simply about the absolute value of grabbed players, regardless of their draft #?

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2007 was the last

I don't think it beats the 2007 draft but I hope it does

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*twitch*

I though we agrees never to name him again?!

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08-14-2012, 08:49 AM
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I though we agrees never to name him again?!
It's really hard not too

Those 3 picks are just unbelievable from Timmins in 07

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It's really hard not too

Those 3 picks are just unbelievable from Timmins in 07
What is it, 3 of the top 10 players of that year?

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What is it, 3 of the top 10 players of that year?
Was done on the poll board in the past few weeks, voted 4-5 and 6

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh....php?t=1243221

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I can understand your Kane comparison cause Kane is probably the most fluid skater and stickhandler in the league, the puck seems to glue on his stick.. Well Hudon is obviously not Kane but he still is pretty slick with the puck..
Obviously he's not Kane, but like i said, he's a type of player we don't have. Most of our players are in the straight forward, dump and chase, work hard for goals mold. We desperately need guys that throw curve balls at the opposition, so to speak. Speed is not really an issue for me with this kid, it's more about bulking up and being more defensively responsible--two things that are achievable, unlike hockey sense and a quick release.

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He reminds me of Cammy without the one timer.

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Obviously he's not Kane, but like i said, he's a type of player we don't have.
Colberg?

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Colberg?
Yeah indeed,both Hudon and Collberg could bring more finess to the team in the future..

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He reminds me of Cammy without the one timer.
I was going to say this

he's small with good balance with white tape on his stick

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08-14-2012, 07:20 PM
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Collberg best comparison would be Sergei for sure.

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Collberg best comparison would be Sergei for sure.
Collberg has a sniper's mentality and loves to shoot the puck. Sergei had a very good shot but would never use it as he had a pass first mentality.

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08-15-2012, 01:35 AM
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The only way those two are comparable are that they were drafted in the same round; otherwise its like comparing apples to oranges really.
In short, what will greatly help Hudon to make the NHL is his great hockey sense . Whereas Gallagher's strength is agility and speed ( Which Hudon doesn't have) and his scoring touch. IMO Gallagher has the bigger potential of busting but if he pans out he should be a very important player.
Can a 5th round pick be considered a bust if he doesn't make it?

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I agree with a couple of the previous posts - Sergei Kostitsyn is the best comparison for Hudon: very fluid, great agility, decent quickness but average speed, great hands, see the ice well, has some feistiness.

Their style is very similar too.

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While I could see where Hudon-Collberg comparisons come from, I have no idea how anyone could make the S.Kost-Hudon comparison. They are built different physically, have different toolboxes, and play the game differently. "Hustle" and "offensive skills" can be found in quite a few different players, and I feel like a few people stopped thinking beyond that.

Sergei came into the league with a lower body that allowed him to play a little bit of slash-and-dash (everything off the rush), even in/around NHL traffic, and simply had to add upper body strength. Hudon has neither, and uses his hands and vision in set plays (so, NOT as much off the rush) to gain his greatest advantage. I also find that Hudon is less likely to lose intensity mid-play/shift. I find them so different, that I really have no idea how people could watch both and see enough similarities to call it a "close comparison".

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Hudon looks nothing like Sergei Kostitsyn. Absolutely nothing.

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I was at last night's Canada-Russia finale in Halifax. Hudon was very impressive. For someone who is knocked for his skating, he sure looked shifty to me. Also, the kid's motor never stops running. I watched the game with a Bruins fan and even he thought Hudon looked fantastic.

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Mix of Cammalleri and Gionta IMO.

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While I could see where Hudon-Collberg comparisons come from, I have no idea how anyone could make the S.Kost-Hudon comparison. They are built different physically, have different toolboxes, and play the game differently. "Hustle" and "offensive skills" can be found in quite a few different players, and I feel like a few people stopped thinking beyond that.

Sergei came into the league with a lower body that allowed him to play a little bit of slash-and-dash (everything off the rush), even in/around NHL traffic, and simply had to add upper body strength. Hudon has neither, and uses his hands and vision in set plays (so, NOT as much off the rush) to gain his greatest advantage. I also find that Hudon is less likely to lose intensity mid-play/shift. I find them so different, that I really have no idea how people could watch both and see enough similarities to call it a "close comparison".
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Hudon looks nothing like Sergei Kostitsyn. Absolutely nothing.
SK is a pass first forward, with a good skillset.. He has a decent shot but doesnt use it often, SK, is fast than Hudon and stronger/bigger.

Aside from the faster/bigger/crazier, they are pretty much comparable.

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As far as Im concerned Hudon should have been a 2nd round pick at the very least.. Great great kid!! I really love his game..

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SK is a pass first forward, with a good skillset.. He has a decent shot but doesnt use it often, SK, is fast than Hudon and stronger/bigger.

Aside from the faster/bigger/crazier, they are pretty much comparable.
Not at all.. Sergei is way softer and way less dedicated defensively.. I dont think their playing style is similar at all..

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Was my first time watching him play in the Canada Russia challenge and I didn't know he was that gritty and hard working (I knew he had tons of skill by watching YT videos), if he can improve his skating he will be a very good prospect for us.

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