Lidstrom - Rafalski
Kronwall - Stuart
Lilja - Lebda/Kindl
I'm not too sure about Bertuzzi, I think we could do without him next season. Basically the guys going would be Williams, Bertuzzi, Maltby, May and Meech. Probably resign Lebda or just bring up Kindl and give him a shot. I think Ritola would fit really well with Flip and Miller. I liked what I saw from him and he should definitely be given a shot.
Interview with Jiri re: playing with the Wings next year from Mlive.
March 19, Denkisport.cz (very roughly translated): Question: You still have a contract with Dynamo for next season, but in the summer, you could go back to Detroit. What are the chances of that happening?
Hudler: Five days after the season is over, it's difficult to comment on that. It depends on what changes Dynamo wants to make. I've called Ken Holland a few times, we've talked, but he's not pushing me to do anything. He wondered how I was doing. Their scout in Moscow knew that I managed to get a lot of ice time. We agreed that we'd talk after the season. We'll stay in touch.
Question: So you don't exclude a return to the NHL?
Hudler: I don't exclude anything.
Question: You've also talked with coach Mike Babcock, also in a similar vein?
Hudler: We agreed that Detroit hasn't scored as many goals as they'd like to, and he agreed that he would like to see me back there. To hear this from such a coach is very nice.
Question: And what did you say?
Hudler: I don't know exactly, it was a while ago (smiles). It's essential that I played very well for the team I had a contract with, Dynamo. But I won't deny that I'm happy that Detroit's remembered me. They treat their players in such a way that everyone wants to play for them and it's difficult to leave them.
Question: Will you personally do something to try and opt out of your contract with Dynamo?
Hudler: I never said that I wanted to leave Dynamo. I only said that anything can happen. It will take a few days to clear my head, and then the team will decide what changes to make. I don't have a problem with anyone there.
Question: Do you want to forget about hockey for a while?
Hudler: No, it never occurred to me. I just want to get myself healthy again and prepare for my summertime training. Next season Dynamo will want to beat Spartak.
Question: And you could receive new motivation to impress a new coach?
Hudler: Don't doubt that I want to acquit myself well.
Question: But you don't want to rise above everything, bite the bullet, and play in the World Championships so your fans can see what you bring?
Hudler: If there was a coach that had confidence in me. It's that simple.