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VALTTERI FILPPULA RUMORS

Haas: Future Headline – Lightning Deal Filppula At Draft

Filppula could bring a quality blueliner. While many fans have soured on Valtteri Filppula due to his -10 rating thus far (point-wise, he’s only five off last year’s pace), it would still be an absolute shock to see GM Steve Yzerman dilute the team’s depth at center during the season by trading him. In the offseason though, it’s a move that wouldn’t be shocking at all...
Via Lightning Shout
January 18, 2015  |  Discuss

Incredible billboard for the Tampa Bay Lightning

Valtteri Filppula has a pretty hard shot. How hard is it? Enough to blaze across a highway and rip another billboard in two. As seen on Reddit Hockey, Filppula is on one side of the highway taking a slapper. The Tampa Bay Lightning also purchased a billboard on the other side of the road with a phony company’s ad being torn apart by the puck. Awesome concept and execution. Wonder...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Valtteri Filppula may play professional tennis

While most hockey players are enjoying their time off during the summer by playing golf or fishing, Valtteri Filppula has been playing tennis. Word is that the NHL forward is pretty good and has thought about turning pro. As seen in a report from the Helsinki Times, Filppula has been thinking about competing in some C-Class tennis competitions while the NHL is adjourned for the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning lose Filppula to fractured ankle; Bishop hurt, too

As if the Tampa Bay Lightning need any more discouraging news...On the heels of Wednesday's announcement that star forward Steven Stamkos will not be suiting up for the Lightning, nor will he be participating in the Sochi Games for Team Canada, comes news that Goalie Ben Bishop and centerman Valtteri Filppula have each suffered injuries that will carry into the Olympic break...
Via Sports Injury Alert
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning's Valtteri Filppula to miss Olympics with ankle injury

TAMPA, Fla. -- A day after Steven Stamkos failed to receive medical clearance to compete in the Winter Olympics, another member of the Tampa Bay Lightning will miss out on the festivities. The team announced Friday that center Valtteri Filppula sustained a non-displaced fracture of his right ankle in Thursday night's loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Filppula, who was scheduled to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Valtteri Filppula making Lightning into bona fide contender

BRANDON, Fla. -- After another practice during a seamless transition, Valtteri Filppula tried to explain why his new environment has become a fast fit. This was early Friday afternoon, a little more than 12 hours after the Tampa Bay Lightning center recorded an assist in a shootout loss to the New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Times Forum. The point added to a streak of eight goals...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Filppula helps Lightning get rare road win over Canucks

Vancouver Canucks coach John Tortorella did not waste much time analyzing his club's effort Wednesday night. "It was our worst game of the year," Tortorella said after the Canucks dropped a 4-2 decision to the Tampa Bay Lightning. "We deserved to lose that one. We did." Valtteri Filppula had a goal and an assist for the Lightning, whose franchise is 21 years old and posted only...
Via AP on Fox
January 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Filppula scores 2 in final moments as Bolts edge Isles in shootout

Valtteri Filppula scored twice in the final 3 minutes of regulation and then converted in the shootout to rally the Tampa Bay Lightning past the skidding New York Islanders 3-2 on Tuesday night. Nikita Kucherov also connected in the shootout as the Lightning handed New York its 13th loss in 14 games (1-9-4). The only Islanders victory during that stretch came in a shootout last...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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