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#1 Four

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:18 PM

Did anyone else notice how confident he looked playing today? I counted about three times where he completed deked the socks off players.. It was amazing to see as usually he goes in and does a hard turn to face the boards or get it taken away. Hopefully he continues and turns in to a mini-pavel on second line biggrin.gif

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:20 PM

Prepare to duck and dodge haters. Flip is one of those people who has a cult following.. of bashers, that is.

But two things that's awesome about Flip is his puck pursuit/speed and his puck control. He's always brought the kind of energy to the Wings that they needed.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:21 PM

I've always seen something in this guy and he always looked like early Datsyuk on the ice, pass first, shoot later. Filppula is a keeper.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:23 PM

He's been shooting more and I think that's just what the doctor ordered. The play he made tonight was simply amazing.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 10:27 PM

QUOTE (MrSandMan @ March 27, 2009 - 11:23PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He's been shooting more and I think that's just what the doctor ordered. The play he made tonight was simply amazing.

He made two plays tonight that were quality scoring chances and I honestly thought they were Datsyuk the way he controlled the puck. I really hope he turns on to be our next Franzen because I havent been impressed with him lately, but tonight I certainly was. He was definitely one of the only positive aspects of the game I watched.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:13 PM

QUOTE (Four @ March 27, 2009 - 11:27PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He made two plays tonight that were quality scoring chances and I honestly thought they were Datsyuk the way he controlled the puck. I really hope he turns on to be our next Franzen because I havent been impressed with him lately, but tonight I certainly was. He was definitely one of the only positive aspects of the game I watched.


Our next Franzen?? Filppula is nothing like Franzen...I hope you mean that comment in the context of a player who suddenly becomes a reliable scorer. If you want another Franzen-type player, Kopecky is the most likely to turn into that. Filppula is more like Zetterberg than anyone else of our top six, and Hudler is very similar to Datsyuk.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:31 PM

QUOTE (Four @ March 27, 2009 - 09:18PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did anyone else notice how confident he looked playing today? I counted about three times where he completed deked the socks off players.. It was amazing to see as usually he goes in and does a hard turn to face the boards or get it taken away. Hopefully he continues and turns in to a mini-pavel on second line biggrin.gif


While he doesn't possess the scoring upside of a player like Pavel, he can certainly hold onto a puck and set-up plays when he's on his game.

However, the strike against Val hasn't changed and he'll have to shake it if he plans on being a star in this league: consistency. Once Filppula learns to consistently play like he has over the last few games he'll be worth every penny he's paid.

The problem has never been one of a lack of talent, skill or even dedication. Filppula just needs to learn how to play at his maximum intensity and effort each night and start turning his hot streaks into, at the very least, consistently luke-warm play.

That's the knock against almost all young players- Hudler needs to master it too, but it's roughest for Filppula. Even during the playoffs last year there were stretches where he was one of the worst players on the ice (the entire Nashville series and most of Colorado) and there were stretches where he was one of the best (he was amazing against Pittsburgh, which of course is good since that series mattered the most!).

Once Filppula's got the streakiness thing figured out he should write the solution down and hand it to Zetterberg. tongue.gif
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:35 PM

QUOTE (eva unit zero @ March 27, 2009 - 10:13PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Our next Franzen?? Filppula is nothing like Franzen...I hope you mean that comment in the context of a player who suddenly becomes a reliable scorer. If you want another Franzen-type player, Kopecky is the most likely to turn into that. Filppula is more like Zetterberg than anyone else of our top six, and Hudler is very similar to Datsyuk.


Really? Filppula's shooting instinct is s*** (for a top six player that is) and his shot itself is very average... while Zetterberg has great shooting instincts and a great shot. Datsyuk has the more leathal wrister, sure- I can agree with you about the comparison to Hudler there, but what else? I really see Filppula as a poor man's Datsyuk without the scoring instinct and Hudler as the poor man's Zetterberg without the 'size' (whatever size you could say Z has smile.gif ).

Edited by Drake_Marcus, 27 March 2009 - 11:37 PM.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:39 PM

At his best, Filppula sometimes plays like a cross between Zetterberg and Datsyuk. When he chases the puck like crazy with that awesome skating ability he looks like Zetterberg and then when he is confident he is able to make those one on one moves like he did tonight and look a little like Pavel (or sometimes on occasion Z).

At his worst, which is mostly when he doesn't skate well, he doesn't look all that different from a Kopy who's still trying to get himself into game shape.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:48 PM

I don't quite understand why people here need to pit Wings against one another. How about Flip is an original player, not like Z or Dats or Franzen, but he's kinda like Flip. He's a compliment to this team in his own way and I'm glad he's on it.

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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:53 PM

QUOTE (Shoreline @ March 27, 2009 - 10:48PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I don't quite understand why people here need to pit Wings against one another. How about Flip is an original player, not like Z or Dats or Franzen, but he's kinda like Flip. He's a compliment to this team in his own way and I'm glad he's on it.


Because it's convienent for comparison's sake? It's not terribly fun to speculate that Filppula might, one day turn out to be a player kinda like a better Filppula.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:54 PM

I like Flip. Always have, always will. And he will get better and score more goals with time. All the haters will crawl back into their holes when this takes place.
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Posted 27 March 2009 - 11:55 PM

QUOTE (Drake_Marcus @ March 27, 2009 - 09:53PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Because it's convienent for comparison's sake? It's not terribly fun to speculate that Filppula might, one day turn out to be a player kinda like a better Filppula.

He can't be Z or Dats or anyone else, so looks like if he gets better, he's a better Flip. Imagine that. Reality must suck.

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 12:14 AM

QUOTE (Shoreline @ March 28, 2009 - 12:55AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He can't be Z or Dats or anyone else, so looks like if he gets better, he's a better Flip. Imagine that. Reality must suck.


No he cant be just like Z or Dats, but a better Flip will be a hella lot like Z. And how can you EVER turn that down for a 2nd/3rd line center!!?? You can't.

Peeps, be patient with Flip. He will be well worth the money soon.
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Posted 28 March 2009 - 12:40 AM

filp looked really good out there today, Z has looked like crap lately. Dats and Hossa seem to be only ones that show up every night

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 12:58 AM

Filp has tons of talent and he can be our good player in the future. I just do not understand how people bitched on Filppula because he had a rough time in the beginning of the season but now he shots more and as a result of that, he is having a good period of the season.

That was KH's concept. He knew Filp would not be impressive because he is still young even though his playoff performance was extremely well done.
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Posted 28 March 2009 - 01:25 AM

hey fellas...i'm drunk, but i just wanted to say that if half of flips post hits tonight would have gone in we would have won. i have been an advocate of him since the beginning... and yes, it didn't work out for him tonight, but neither did it work out for franzen, zetterberg, hossa, or DATSYUK. filppula looked as good as anyone tonight... he'sf****** got it. i agree about his need for consistency.
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Posted 28 March 2009 - 02:27 AM

QUOTE (Four @ March 27, 2009 - 10:18PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Did anyone else notice how confident he looked playing today? I counted about three times where he completed deked the socks off players.. It was amazing to see as usually he goes in and does a hard turn to face the boards or get it taken away. Hopefully he continues and turns in to a mini-pavel on second line biggrin.gif




I only saw the 3rd period and he definitely Rocked the House tonite. Yay, Filppula! thumbup.gif

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 03:04 AM

QUOTE (Shoreline @ March 27, 2009 - 10:55PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
He can't be Z or Dats or anyone else, so looks like if he gets better, he's a better Flip. Imagine that. Reality must suck.


Really? Damn. And here I thought we could scratch a panel to reveal who Filppula is! Thanks for setting me straight! Now go! You have many minds to change- too many people are fooled into making fruitless comparative analysis of a developing athlete's talent using their similarities in play with other established athletes! Little to those poor bastards know that these thought exercises aren't going to affect the final development of the player... Quick! Surely the word "analogous" is a crime against nature! Imagination and discussion are the tools of the devil!

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Posted 28 March 2009 - 07:17 AM

Trade, 3.5M not worth it, and won't be worth it in a couple of years either... chances are extremely low that he will be "the next finnish superstar"

Edited by mindfly, 28 March 2009 - 07:18 AM.






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