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by Paul on 12/08/10 at 11:16 AM ET
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Jiri Hudler is presenting a dilemma for the Detroit Red Wings.
How long can they keep playing him and getting nothing to show for it? Does he have a future with the organization?
Coach Mike Babcock has been patient. He has given Hudler ample opportunity to succeed.
At times, Babcock has played Hudler at the expense of players who have been more deserving, such as energy players and penalty killers Patrick Eaves and Drew Miller. Babcock has played Hudler at the point on the second power-play unit in the five games since Mike Modano was injured.
Hudler has not capitalized. He has no points in the past five games. He has only one goal and five assists in 22 games. His minus-7 rating is the worst on the team.
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