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#21 WhiteLightning91

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 12:29 PM

QUOTE (bellarina @ August 19, 2005 - 01:29PM)
QUOTE (WhiteLightning91 @ August 19, 2005 - 01:27PM)
is is two way?

Anyone got stats on this guy??

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#22 WhiteLightning91

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 12:36 PM

QUOTE (WhiteLightning91 @ August 19, 2005 - 01:29PM)
http://www.allsports...s/filppula.html

for that site...anyone know what they said for Kronwall, Dats, or Zetterberg???

just wanna see what kind of reports they give out.


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#23 MacAttack25

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 12:37 PM

Who has the better chance of making the team-Filppula or Franzen?

By the way,how do you say his name?Like "Fillp Puela"?

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 12:40 PM

QUOTE (MacAttack25 @ August 19, 2005 - 01:37PM)
Who has the better chance of making the team-Filppula or Franzen?

By the way,how do you say his name?Like "Fillp Puela"?

I think Franzen has a better chance because of his size and age. Eventhough Filppula is ranked higher.

Edited by bellarina, 19 August 2005 - 12:41 PM.

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 01:04 PM

QUOTE (WhiteLightning91 @ August 19, 2005 - 01:27PM)
is is two way?

Anyone got stats on this guy??

its entry level according the the GR press release, so I would assume he will start in GR..

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 01:14 PM

QUOTE (MacAttack25 @ August 19, 2005 - 02:37PM)
By the way,how do you say his name?Like "Fillp Puela"?

From the Griffins web site:

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DETROIT SIGNS 2002 DRAFT PICK
08/19/05 - GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. - The Detroit Red Wings on Friday announced the signing of center Valtteri Filppula (VAL-tuhr-ee FIHL-poo-luh) to a three-year entry-level contract.

Filppula, 21, was Detroit’s third pick in the 2002 NHL Entry Draft. Last season, he helped lead Jokerit Helsinki to the finals of the Finnish Elite League, scoring 11 points (5-6—11) in 12 postseason contests to rank fifth in the league and second on the club. During the regular season, Filppula finished fourth on his team with 30 points (10-20—30) in 55 games.

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 01:21 PM

QUOTE (bellarina @ August 19, 2005 - 01:26PM)
http://www2.sportsne...nt_tracker.html

Just incase anyone was interested, Three year deal.

There is a thread about this already and it was started back in July, updated on August 16th: http://www.letsgowin...showtopic=28126


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Posted 19 August 2005 - 03:30 PM

QUOTE (KrazyGangsta @ August 16, 2005 - 10:03AM)
is he going to start ???

In GR, with out a doubt. With the Wings, probably not this year on a regular basis. I would expect Holland to give a lot of these young guys as much time up in Detroit as possible, with out crossing the limit of games played to make their salary count towards the salary cap. Most people have come to the conclusion that this years team will not be a failure, but not be a top contender.
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Posted 19 August 2005 - 03:32 PM

QUOTE (MacAttack25 @ August 19, 2005 - 01:37PM)
Who has the better chance of making the team-Filppula or Franzen?

By the way,how do you say his name?Like "Fillp Puela"?

From what I heard about Frazen when he was signed, Holland though he would have been ready to play in Detroit last year had the lockout not occured! biggrin.gif
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Posted 19 August 2005 - 04:48 PM

QUOTE (MacAttack25 @ August 19, 2005 - 01:37PM)
Who has the better chance of making the team-Filppula or Franzen?

By the way,how do you say his name?Like "Fillp Puela"?

Franzen, no doubt.
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Posted 19 August 2005 - 08:16 PM

who would you rather have a "Skilled Playmaker"(Filppula) or some "Character Forward' (FRANZEN)

#32 bellarina

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 08:31 PM

QUOTE (Rivalred @ August 19, 2005 - 02:21PM)
QUOTE (bellarina @ August 19, 2005 - 01:26PM)
http://www2.sportsne...nt_tracker.html

Just incase anyone was interested, Three year deal.

There is a thread about this already and it was started back in July, updated on August 16th: http://www.letsgowin...showtopic=28126

Hmmm...thats funny they signed him today yet you say in july... somebodys sources are screwy. wacko.gif

Edited by bellarina, 19 August 2005 - 08:32 PM.

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Posted 19 August 2005 - 09:41 PM

Frazen signed a one way contract, so by that basis I would say Frazen is more ready for the NHL.

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 01:12 PM

I remember watching Filppula at the WJHC in 2004 and he played really well. He was one of the top scorers in the tournament. Sure he'll be given every chance to make it.

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Posted 20 August 2005 - 02:13 PM

QUOTE (LIDDYGIBBY5 @ August 19, 2005 - 03:30PM)
In GR, with out a doubt. With the Wings, probably not this year on a regular basis. I would expect Holland to give a lot of these young guys as much time up in Detroit as possible, with out crossing the limit of games played to make their salary count towards the salary cap. Most people have come to the conclusion that this years team will not be a failure, but not be a top contender.

Well, this isn't the NBA...different people start the games on certain nights. If you mean he'll be a first line center...maybe. But, I'd bet money that Eric Manlow will be Grand Rapids' first line center, and Filpulla will be the 2nd line center.

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 05:51 PM

QUOTE (miksteri @ August 16, 2005 - 04:24AM)
Looks like he will be the 1st finnish player to ever play for the red wings.
Hard to think that Wings never had a finn in their lineup before, mainly because they
prefer russians, swedes or chezhs with their suspicious groin injuries...

Right off the bat, I can think of Tomas Sandstrom, whom I didn't care for. He played almost half a season in '96-'97.

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 06:21 PM

QUOTE (giant_wow @ August 21, 2005 - 05:51PM)
QUOTE (miksteri @ August 16, 2005 - 04:24AM)
Looks like he will be the 1st finnish player to ever play for the red wings.
Hard to think that Wings never had a finn in their lineup before, mainly because they
prefer russians, swedes or chezhs with their suspicious groin injuries...

Right off the bat, I can think of Tomas Sandstrom, whom I didn't care for. He played almost half a season in '96-'97.

Birthplace does not a Finn make. To my knowledge Sandstrom is no more Finnish than Robyn Regehr is Brazilian.

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 06:34 PM

QUOTE (norrisnick @ August 21, 2005 - 07:21PM)
QUOTE (giant_wow @ August 21, 2005 - 05:51PM)
QUOTE (miksteri @ August 16, 2005 - 04:24AM)
Looks like he will be the 1st finnish player to ever play for the red wings.
Hard to think that Wings never had a finn in their lineup before, mainly because they
prefer russians, swedes or chezhs with their suspicious groin injuries...

Right off the bat, I can think of Tomas Sandstrom, whom I didn't care for. He played almost half a season in '96-'97.

Birthplace does not a Finn make. To my knowledge Sandstrom is no more Finnish than Robyn Regehr is Brazilian.

peace

True, he was a essentially a Swede, but he was born in Finland. It counts.

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Posted 21 August 2005 - 07:33 PM

Looks like the Wings may have found another sleeper.
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Posted 22 August 2005 - 03:31 PM

QUOTE (giant_wow @ August 22, 2005 - 02:34AM)
QUOTE (norrisnick @ August 21, 2005 - 07:21PM)
QUOTE (giant_wow @ August 21, 2005 - 05:51PM)
QUOTE (miksteri @ August 16, 2005 - 04:24AM)
Looks like he will be the 1st finnish player to ever play for the red wings.
Hard to think that Wings never had a finn in their lineup before, mainly because they
prefer russians, swedes or chezhs with their suspicious groin injuries...

Right off the bat, I can think of Tomas Sandstrom, whom I didn't care for. He played almost half a season in '96-'97.

Birthplace does not a Finn make. To my knowledge Sandstrom is no more Finnish than Robyn Regehr is Brazilian.

peace

True, he was a essentially a Swede, but he was born in Finland. It counts.

He was born in Finland but he had only Swedish nationality. His family moved to Sweden when Sandström was a child, so I think It doesn't count.
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