Wow this is sad. I liked Huds apart from what most people thought of him, and I believe ours issues were far deeper than him. At 2.5 per he was a very good value for 20ish goals.
I did believe at the time though that Holland should have put him on the trade block after 2008 because I had a feeling his value was the highest it would be and that we could have gotten something out of it; sure enough with the following negotiations, the KHL experiment (which IMO made him a much worse player), and the season it took to get back to an NHL level of competitiveness, Holland probably should have indeed traded him prior like I believed.
Anyways I wish the guy good luck. Won a cup with us, was a Red Wings draft pick. It was unfair how he was picked on.