Dudley is recreating the Atlanta Flames of Cliff Fletcher
Fletcher studied the culture of southern football and NAYSCH-CAR fans and built a big physical Atlanta Flames team that caught the attention of the casual sports fan back when "The Ice Age Cometh" to Atlanta. If they weren't winning, they were brawling.
It looks like Duds is taking a page out of that. Buff, Cormier, Eager, Thorburn, Kane, Antropov, Klingberg, and if Valabik comes alive and stays healthy, we will NOT be an easy team to play against.