The Calgary Flames added a few different players this offseason, but the addition of forward Jiri Hudler was the best move this summer.
Hudler scored 25 goals last season and assisted on 25 others in 2011-12. The former Detroit Red Wing accomplished this by playing 15:40 a game, and his ice time is only going to increase in 2012-13.
In Calgary, Hudler will be paired with players like Jarome Iginla, Alex Tanguay, Curtis Glencross, Roman Cervenka and assorted others in all different types of situations, so it is safe to say this move made sense for Jay Feaster and the Flames.
No matter how you look at it, Hudler is going to have a good selection of line-mates, more ice time, and opportunities to make an impact in Calgary.
For the price Calgary paid, they will at least receive a duplication of Hudler's production from last season given his increased minutes.