Detroit Red Wings: Waiving Jiri Hudler May Prove More Sensible Than Playing Him

November 21st, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
Remember last season in Detroit when the Red Wings were so decimated by injuries that half the roster resembled the Grand Rapids Griffins?

Did you ever wonder what would happen if that whole situation was turned on its ear, and the Wings were too healthy?

That's exactly what Detroit is going through this season, and as a result, good NHL players are being held out of the lineup every single game.

Recently, it has been Patrick Eaves and Drew Miller, two fourth-line players that, when they've actually been in the lineup, have played like anything but. On Wednesday night, Drew Miller had a goal and an assist against the St. Louis Blues while his buddy Eaves watched the game riding the bike in the locker room. That two-point performance bought Miller a seat on the same bike on Saturday, as Eaves came in to the lineup and promptly matched Miller's two-point performance with a goal and a helper of his own.

Jiri Hudler meanwhile, had zero points in each of those games.

Why bring up Hudler?

Well, he's the reason Miller and Eaves have been been undeservedly sidelined for the past few weeks. After sitting out himself for ...

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