Monday, July 6, 2009

Good, Bad, In between?

Are you ready to say goodbye to this face, this hair?

Why he ever cut his glorious locks I will never know. Maybe Filppula paid him off with tickles and Wonka Bars because he wanted to have the best hair on the team....that has to be the only explanation for depriving the world such a special cut and style...

Anyway, as everyone has already reported, Hudler has filed for arbitration. Now not having in depth knowledge of the process, my thoughts on this have ranged from joy to concern. Head to Babcock's Death Stare for comprehensive coverage.

Basically Hudler is due for a raise. Right now the Wings are getting high class services for Hollywood Blvd or off the Vegas Strip prices. Yep he's cheap. If this thing goes to arbitration, on paper, he looks pricey and apparently could cost 3-4million.....Unfortunately they won't be taking into account the fact that he disappeared in the finals faster than a college students virginity or that he seems to be incapable of performing on the top two lines.

Yet despite all of this, the Wings need him. I just hope Holland can wrap this bitch up before the Wings lose anymore of their depth. Really it's up in the air how this can turn out. Kyle at Babcock's Death Stare goes through all the possible scenarios. Since my analytical skills are spent right now, I'll just provide you with how I would like this thing to turn out, I hope Holland can sign him for relatively cheap, Hudler can have a fantastic season, and the Wings are able to lock up another cheap forward so Gator (yep I'm keeping his MSU nickname) can have some more time to develop in Grand Rapids. Whew, hows that for a wish list?

In all honesty though, can baby Jesus really take away Hudler from Detroit? A fan favorite. An athlete who can be a great playmaker on the ice and can than moonlight as an Oompa Loompa in a community theater play? No. The worlds just not that cruel. Please keep Hudler. Pretty Please...

Oh and thanks to Hudler, I now have this fucking song stuck in my head.

Oompa Loompa doompadee doo

I've got another puzzle for you

Oompa Loompa doompadah dee

If you are wise you'll listen to me


  1. And NOW, Hudler has signed a 1 years, $2 million deal in Moscow in case the whole arbitration thing goes sideways. Hudler's a nice player and all, but who the fuck does he think he is? Restricted free agent's dont have leverage-- not superstars, and certainly not 3rd liners.

    I'm convinced he's getting advice from Jack Johnson's Dad.

  2. "I'm convinced he's getting advice from Jack Johnson's Dad."

    Thanks that made me laugh, and I needed to. Since I was pretty pissed off and yet confused after reading this report.

    The Wings have a great deal of respect for all their players, and treat them accordingly. I guess I expected Hudler to afford them the same courtesy.

    Hudler wanted more money...fine. But maybe he should have said something to Holland about this prior to Monday evening (as reports suggest).

    "who the fuck does he think he is"

    That sums this whole situation up perfectly