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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Friday, December 5, 2008

Hoodlum near the net

Jiri Hudler has eight goals in the past nine games and his 11 goals this season are the 24th most in the NHL. The fact that the smallest Red Wing ventures into the difficult areas near the opposition net isn't lost on his coach.

"He's never going to be a speedster, but he's very tough intelligent," said Babcock. "A lot of guys won't go near the net. No one's got courage to do that. He's always around the net. Kopey's (Tomas Kopecky) at the net. Homer's (Tomas Holmstrom) at the net. Mule's (Johan Franzen) at the net. (Dan) Cleary's at the net. And the next guy at the net the most for our team is Hudler. That's the facts."


Anonymous Anonymous said...

The issue with the Wings is besides the Goalies not showing up to play is the fact that our defense allows the other teams forward to blow right past our defense and then setup behind our net. The only consistent hitter is Kronwall the other defensemen Lilja/Stuart/Lebda are not making the forwards pay a price. Why is it that Babcock can not make the change like Bowman always did? We need the young goalie from GR. Go Wings. Dan from So Cal

December 9, 2008 at 5:56 PM 

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