His "natural" position was supposed to be center, but everything I've heard says he's horrible on faceoffs and he's been playing LW for Grand Rapids. He's listed as a LW on the Griffs' site, and he's been playing with Eric Manlow, who's listed as a C.
How much of a chance for him to make it?
What's missing? He seems to dominate in the AHL.
I think what is missing is that he isn't what we really need right now. We've got plenty of centers, even having to put Zetterberg on wing sometimes to keep the top guys in the top lines.
We might need a grittier, bigger wing...so Huds can't really do that for us either. So he is in a tough spot in that he is a smallish, natural center who has to play on the wing in the AHL- and we've got a really tough roster to crack for those spots.
I think he can make it in the NHL, but the more I think about it, the less I think it will be on the Wings roster. The more pressing needs we have do increase the likelihood that he gets dealt if/when the time comes for Kenny to pull the trigger.