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Valtteri Filppula ended a seven-year NHL tenure (8 years as a pro) and 11 years' of status as a member of the Red Wings' family to sign a 5-year, $25 million contract with the Wings' new division rival, the Tampa Bay Lightning, on July 1st.
Filppula left for a total of $500,000 more than the Wings paid Stephen Weiss to replace Filppula, but there are no hard feelings between player and former team or teammates.
Filppula spoke with Michigan Hockey's Nick Barnowski from Michigan State University's summer alumni camp, which included Drew Miller, Justin Abdelkader, Jakub Kindl, Filppula and former Wing Daniel Cleary among its attendees, and Filppula's ready to move on: Continue reading "Michigan Hockey’s Barnowski: Valtteri Filppula’s ready to move on, start anew with Bolts"
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