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07-05-2013, 01:29 AM
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Did Jiri Hudler play centre for you guys?

And if so, how often?
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Not that I can recall.

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Eva you're needed,bro.

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Don't think so. Just right wing & left wing.

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I believe has has in short stints. I believe he was the second PP unit center at one point for a brief while, IIRC. But he was almost exclusively utilized as a winger. Eva would know affirmatively, though.

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he played left wing from what i recall

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Stupid NHL.com. I was looking forward to a pithy retort in another thread. Thanks for the info!

Next Hudler question, if you'll tolerate me a little longer: Was 57 points his zenith? And can he replicate that if he doesn't get to play with Zetter/Mule/Filpp/Dats?

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And if so, how often?
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Not really. He started in Grand Rapids at center but the wings had center depth so they settled him on a wing.

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Stupid NHL.com. I was looking forward to a pithy retort in another thread. Thanks for the info!

Next Hudler question, if you'll tolerate me a little longer: Was 57 points his zenith? And can he replicate that if he doesn't get to play with Zetter/Mule/Filpp/Dats?
He's streaky. He lit it up his first few games in Calgary. Who knows where he's gonna be year to year

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Stupid NHL.com. I was looking forward to a pithy retort in another thread. Thanks for the info!

Next Hudler question, if you'll tolerate me a little longer: Was 57 points his zenith? And can he replicate that if he doesn't get to play with Zetter/Mule/Filpp/Dats?
Eva would say otherwise, but that may very well be the case. I've always been under the impression that Hudler was merely a complimentary top 6'er, not one that can carry a line.

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Hudler played there very occasionally. Centre has the most defensive responsibility here and Hudler just wasn't fast enough. IIRC he got his games at C against the more top-heavy teams where he could match up against weaker depth lines.

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Stupid NHL.com. I was looking forward to a pithy retort in another thread. Thanks for the info!

Next Hudler question, if you'll tolerate me a little longer: Was 57 points his zenith? And can he replicate that if he doesn't get to play with Zetter/Mule/Filpp/Dats?
1) Deadwood is one of the 10 best television series ever made. Excellent choice.

2) He's the kind of guy you'll fall desperately in love with if he's your 5th best forward and want to murder in the dark if he's any higher on the totem pole in terms of importance to your team.

Imho, he needs a playmaker on his line to reach maximum effectiveness. He also thinks he's better than he is; which isn't to say he has ego problems but it can be pretty annoying when he tries to beat 5 guys despite the fact that he can't outskate any of them.

As a top 6 forward, he's a B. As a 3rd line Winger, A-.

(obviously, imo)

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And he wears awesome bowties in the playoffs. Not that he'll have the chance to sport one in Calgary.

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1) Deadwood is one of the 10 best television series ever made. Excellent choice.

2) He's the kind of guy you'll fall desperately in love with if he's your 5th best forward and want to murder in the dark if he's any higher on the totem pole in terms of importance to your team.

Imho, he needs a playmaker on his line to reach maximum effectiveness. He also thinks he's better than he is; which isn't to say he has ego problems but it can be pretty annoying when he tries to beat 5 guys despite the fact that he can't outskate any of them.

As a top 6 forward, he's a B. As a 3rd line Winger, A-.

(obviously, imo)
1) Cheers - I just went through it again and its aged well. Shame about the way it ended.

2) Thanks for the response - that's about where I was at.

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He's streaky. He lit it up his first few games in Calgary. Who knows where he's gonna be year to year
Yeah, I got all ******** that I didn't draft him in my pool at first. That feeling quickly went away.

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The ending kind of soured me on the series as a whole. All that lead up and meh.

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The ending kind of soured me on the series as a whole. All that lead up and meh.
"Is it possible, Richardson, that you were born from your mother's womb, and not egg hatched as I had always assumed?"

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1) Deadwood is one of the 10 best television series ever made. Excellent choice.
The third season was sleep-inducing.

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He came up as a center in GR, but it was apparent that he did not have the strength, speed, or defensive responsibility to handle center with the big club, not to mention that Detroit was rolling Datsyuk, Zetterberg, Filppula, and Draper at center when he came up. He was moved to RW in the NHL and aside from short stints at center played there almost exclusively.

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Too slow and too small.

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Stupid NHL.com. I was looking forward to a pithy retort in another thread. Thanks for the info!

Next Hudler question, if you'll tolerate me a little longer: Was 57 points his zenith? And can he replicate that if he doesn't get to play with Zetter/Mule/Filpp/Dats?
Yes.
Hudler will produce with good PP time and scoring line situations.
Most players with decent offensive skills and proper ice time can produce 57 points.

The problem is, there's only so much ice time to go around. Who gets the prime PP minutes?

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Eva you're needed,bro.
I love how this was the 2nd reply in the thread.

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And if so, how often?
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For what it is worth he does play center some for the Czech National team and during his stops in the KHL. He can play all three forward positions with varying effectiveness.

Hudler should put up a decent amount of points on a basement team, someone has to score. But his fit on the Wings team really ran out and he just didn't need to make that salary from us. I could see him scoring high 60's or a 70 point season while he is one of the main offensive talent, think Kozlov in Atlanta. But that wouldn't be his role here or on a good team. Don't miss him, do wish him the best in Calgary.

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He can, but he's better on the wing. His best production came when he was RW with Zetterberg centering and Fil at LW. He can be a top 6 player but he better have good linemates and at least 2nd unit PP time.

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Maybe took a face off or two when his center was waived out otherwise no

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