Hudler would be in Torts' doghouse after the first practice- slow skater, doesn't hit and too small to grind out shifts behind the goal. If Jiri thought that Babcock had him yo-yoing up and down the lineup during his time in Detroit, just wait until Torts got a hold of him.
He's not a bad player, but he's stop being a good fit for the Wings.
The only reason he became a bad fit is because of the money he will command (and rightfully so) and the needs of the Red Wings. I think there is a decent chance he is re-signed. I doubt he wants a lifetime deal so I could see something like 3 years for $4.5 million.
Whoever gets him will learn he has a great amount of skill and is a very instinctive and smart offensive player. Hudler matched up with Stamkos or Ovechkin could be lethal.