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Detroit is at a crossroads. Here in 2013 the Detroit Red Wings need to decide where they see themselves moving forward and should Valtteri Filppula part of it? I say no for a few reasons. Detroit is in transition and even being under the cap Detroit has many questions to answer going forward. Who to keep, who to let go and perhaps who to trade? First off, Detroit has a cap hit of  $49,675,000 next year, which leaves them in great shape with a little over $18 million dollars in cap space (Capgeek.com). Remember the cap will fall from $70.2 million to $64.4 million and Detroit will be one of the few playoff teams that have a huge cap space number, which is why I say trade Filppula. Filppula will require a contract exceeding $5 million dollars a season and giving a player that has only had 20 goals and 60 points in 8 seasons is a bad deal. I like Filppula, he is a solid two way player but has never blossomed into that next level like scouts thought he would. The power is in Filppula’s ...
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