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01-03-2004, 05:34 AM
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Filppula and Hudler

With Datsyuk and Zetterberg already established as the Wings top two centers of the future, I think the Wings should trade Hudler. Let him have a decent season down in Grand Rapids, then get whatever they can for him in a trade.

For a third line center, Valtteri Filppula appears to be the answer. He's still a couple of years away, but he's bigger than Hudler, and isn't the prima donna type that Hudler appears to be. Bring Filppula over when he's 22, just as they did with Zetterberg.

Adding Grigorenko and Fleischman to that skilled group will keep the Wings in the top tier of skilled teams. Since they can't draft any good North Americans, they will have to fill their roster out with FAs and trades for North Americans with size and grit and some skill.

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With Datsyuk and Zetterberg already established as the Wings top two centers of the future, I think the Wings should trade Hudler. Let him have a decent season down in Grand Rapids, then get whatever they can for him in a trade.

For a third line center, Valtteri Filppula appears to be the answer. He's still a couple of years away, but he's bigger than Hudler, and isn't the prima donna type that Hudler appears to be. Bring Filppula over when he's 22, just as they did with Zetterberg.

Adding Grigorenko and Fleischman to that skilled group will keep the Wings in the top tier of skilled teams. Since they can't draft any good North Americans, they will have to fill their roster out with FAs and trades for North Americans with size and grit and some skill.
I keep hearing these things about Hudler. Fact is, if we hear them, so do NHL GMs.
From what I've seen and heard of Hudler in the NHL and AHL, he's been hard working. Maybe the kid just doesn't feel like playing in these tourneys anymore. I know he had his heart set on making the NHL this year.

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Edmonton needs a skilled center. I think he would be a great fit there.

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the kid is 19, give him time to still develope, who knows what might happen, ane besides yes he's 5'9-5'10 but he's like i said only 19 and could still grow a inch or 2...

he's got the skill, but let him develope more

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I would have to see the deal before I would let go of Hudler...if the right deal comes along....

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