Hudler Leaves The NHL

The offseason became a lot more challenging for the Detroit Red Wings on Wednesday, as reports indicate that restricted free agent forward Jiri Hudler has agreed to a contract with Dynamo Moscow of the Kontinental Hockey League.

Reports out of the Czech Republic indicate that it’s a two-year deal, while TSN’s sister station in Quebec RDS says it’s a one-year, $2 million contract.Hudler, 25, was one of 20 players who filed for salary arbitration on Sunday. Hudler and the Red Wings were in the process of negotiating a contract before the hearing took place between July 20 and August 4. By filing for arbitration, Hudler could not receive an offer sheet from another team. Hudler earned $1.15 million last season while posting career-highs of 23 goals and 57 points.The Red Wings – who won the Stanley Cup in 2008 and went the full seven games in the final last month before bowing out to Pittsburgh – have already lost a good number of players off last season’s roster, including forwards Marian Hossa, Mikael Samuelsson, Tomas Kopecky, and backup goaltender Ty Conklin.

Read the full story at http://tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=284076


5 Responses to Hudler Leaves The NHL

  1. Kramer says:

    They got better food and the women are all fast.

  2. Jrugges says:

    He could very well still sign a contract with the redwings an not play in russia at all. This is prolly just a move to back up on if he feels the redwings don't give him a decent contract offer. Likely we'll see the redwings match that offer, or slighty higher, long-term as well.

  3. habswinthecup-again says:

    Hudler is still negotiating with Detroit, this contract is just a fall back for him and a negotiating tool to get a bit more out of Detroit.

  4. mrdude75 says:

    It is common knowledge amongst the red wings staff that Hudler is a Vodka guru, and is using the opportunity to bolster his collection in Russia as a bargaining chip in negotiations.

  5. intelligentscorpio says:

    Malkin's mom makes the best food dishes which is why the he won the Art Ross, the Conn Smythe and Stanley, but what is this about fast women in Russia.

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