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VALTTERI FILPPULA RUMORS

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
19 days ago  |  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

Report: Lightning sign free agent center Filppula (Updated)

A week after buying out Vincent Lecavalier’s contract, the Tampa Bay Lightning sign Detroit Red Wings free agent center Valtteri Filppula, according multiple reports. TSN’s Bob McKenzie tweeted the contract details. As per @Real_ESPNLeBrun, Valteri Filppula agrees to 5 year deal for $5M per year with TB. — Bob McKenzie (@TSNBobMcKenzie) July 5, 2013 Filppula played seven seasons...
Via The Bay Cave
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings sign Stephen Weiss to 5 years, $4.9 million per year

Farewell, Valtteri Filppula: the Red Wings have decided to replace Filppula with Stephen Weiss: Goodbye to Stephen Weiss who signs with Detroit. #classact — Harvey Fialkov (@hfialkov) July 5, 2013 This went down weirdly... Continue reading "Red Wings sign Stephen Weiss to 5 years, $4.9 million per year"
Via Kukla's Korner
July 05, 2013  |  Discuss

Red Wings evening news: on Filppula, the Wings’ rink proposal, Letang and more Griffins stuff

Amongst this evening's Red Wings-related news stories: Let's just say that the following Tweets make the Red Wings' locking up of Pavel Datsyuk over the long haul seem even more important going forward: Ken Holland says he wants to keep Valtteri Filppula but price has to make sense for both sides. — Craig Custance (@CraigCustance) June 19, 2013 ...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Filppula leaves game with lower-body injury

Chicago -- The Red Wings' quest to advance to the Western Conference Finals got a lot more difficult early in the first period of Game 7. Valtteri Filppula, coming off the ice for a line change at 3:43, was knocked to the ice by Chicago's Andrew Shaw. Filppula appeared to go off the ice gingerly and headed straight to the dressing room. CSN's Pat Boyle reported that...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 29, 2013  |  Discuss

Filppula scores as Wings inch in on eighth spot

DETROIT This last week could determine not just whether the Red Wings' playoff streak lives, but also Valtteri Filppula's future with the team. Filppula, 29, is an unrestricted free agent after this season and could easily command 5 million a season on the open market after making 3.5 million each of the past two seasons. Filppula can be an enigmatic player. He has all...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 22, 2013  |  Discuss

Matheson weighs in on Red Wings’ chances of re-signing Filppula, Cleary

Via both Paul and my pal NHL Gossip, the Edmonton Journal's Jim Matheson posted a less-than-surprising but still intriguing quip about Red Wings forward Valtteri Filppula's contract demands (according to MLive's Ansar Khan, Filppula's sore shoulder's keeping him from practicing this morning)... - The Detroit Red Wings are in a pickle with Val Filppula, who...
Via Kukla's Korner
March 04, 2013  |  Discuss

Filppula stars at Worlds and on video

The Red Wings' season is over, but forward Valtteri Filppula continues to make news on and off the ice. Filppula, playing for Finland in the World Hockey Championships, had two goals and two assists in Monday's victory over Kazakhstan. He's also featured in a viral Nike advertisement that was posted on the YouTube channel BreakTheSpell2012 on May 10. The video -- which...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
May 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Regner: Filppula, Hudler must step up for Wings

DETROIT You can spin it any way you want and maybe a tenth of a second would have made the difference. But, until the Red Wings start on time, stay out of the penalty box and receive a goal or two from Valtteri Filppula and Jiri Hudler, time may not really matter. A slow start, an early power play goal, and a lack of production from two of Detroits top goal scorers resulted in...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
April 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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