The Detroit News's Ted Kulfan and the Free Press's Helene St. James have weighed in with their end-of-season player grades, and DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose offered an alternate angle on the season-in-review via player, coach and GM's quips regarding player performance. Today, MLive's Ansar Khan offers a slate of player grades, splitting regular season and playoff marks and offering contract numbers as well (cue George's 8,589,354th Capgeek.com's Wings organization chart reference). I'm gonna reference a couple of "ouch" grades and let you read the rest of his take on your own--and then ask you to weigh in.
Valtteri Filppula (D/D): Curiously disappointing season from start to finish. Rarely showed much spark or competitiveness after a career year, which was surprising since he was playing for a contract.
Contract: Unrestricted free agent.
Johan Franzen (C+/D): His statistics (14 goals, 31 points, plus-13) don't reflect how inconsistent he continues to be. He's a non...