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Wings sign Ilari Filppula 1yr/$500k


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#1 IILeiBlazeII

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:28 AM

Didn't see a topic, so I guess I'm breaking it!

http://www.mlive.com...sh_free_ag.html

http://blog.mlive.co...s_make_a_s.html

Maybe each of my fingers is an undulating shrimp! It's a world of possibilities.

#2 robb himself

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:29 AM

the Detroit Red Wings have signed Ilari Filppula to a 1 year contract. He is the older brother of Valtteri Filppula. Filppula started his pro career in Kiekko-Vantaa, in the Finnish lower leagues, and after two years with JYP, he spent a season with Jokerit, and then returned to JYP with a two-year contract. In 2008, he signed a 2-year contract with TPS. Filppula won the Jari Kurri trophy in 2010.


I love this move by Holland. Hopefully he can form a dynamic duo onthe Wings in the near future!

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be about it!

#3 Lamothe

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:29 AM

Didn't see a topic, so I guess I'm breaking it!

http://www.mlive.com...sh_free_ag.html

http://blog.mlive.co...s_make_a_s.html


I was JUST about to post this as well. Awesomesauce. Hopefully "Leino II" pans out for us.

#4 Dave

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:31 AM

Didn't see a topic, so I guess I'm breaking it!

http://www.mlive.com...sh_free_ag.html

http://blog.mlive.co...s_make_a_s.html


what the WHAT?

#5 king_malice

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:34 AM

His Bro has some dirty dangles!

#6 stevkrause

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:35 AM

interesting sign, since it was a 1 year deal and I don't see him making the big club... maybe it was for both parties to see how he likes the NA game in GR, before there's a longer commitment, but they still could have retained his rights... just found it odd it wasn't at least a 2 yr deal...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


#7 king_malice

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:37 AM



his gold halmet is gonna have to go though lol

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:38 AM

oh boy, I can see it now...(Flip-Bashing)2 at LGW

works every time


#9 OakWing

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:42 AM

Doesn't the gold helmet mean he leads his team in scoring? He's got that going for him at least.

#10 Lidstromboli

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:43 AM

well this was unexpected

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:43 AM

oh boy, I can see it now...(Flip-Bashing)2 at LGW

******* piece of s*** sucks!...justkidding! ;)

#12 Z and D for the C

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:44 AM

THAT IS SO COOL! :yowza:

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#13 king_malice

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:44 AM

Doesn't the gold helmet mean he leads his team in scoring? He's got that going for him at least.





not to sure if thats what it means he had


12G 37A in 58GP last season though,if that means anything

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:44 AM

Good depth signing. :thumbup:
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#15 king_malice

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:46 AM

Maybe kenny holland does read this site cause im certain months ago i read on here somewhere that we should sign Flips brother, it might not of been its on topic but it was defintly in a post!.

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:52 AM

Um... cool? I guess... :unsure:

#17 dragonballgtz

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:56 AM

In all honestly I don't get this signing. I understand that its Flip's big bro and all but we don't need another playmaker IMO...more of a Drake type or actual scorer. Unless they plan to use him once someone else moves along come 2012 season and if they can afford him by then.

#18 Echolalia

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 10:56 AM

He might add a little scoring depth to our third line, but I'd be surprised if he accumulated more than 30 points, assuming he even makes the team.

But I'll be ready to eat my words if he wants to net 80.

#19 Green Wing

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 11:03 AM

In all honestly I don't get this signing. I understand that its Flip's big bro and all but we don't need another playmaker IMO...more of a Drake type or actual scorer. Unless they plan to use him once someone else moves along come 2012 season and if they can afford him by then.


It's primarily for Grand Rapids. If he impresses, it might be a different story, but he'll be in GR. It doesn't have an impact on the Wings prospective signing(s).

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Posted 16 June 2010 - 11:09 AM

I think this is an amazing signing. If Ilari plays hard in camp and actually makes the big boy squad, it could push Valtteri to have the "break out year" some of us have been expecting. Having 6 brothers myself i know the great impact sibling rivalry can have. Plus he (Ilari) won't have the the attitude Leino had, so all around I like this signing. Great depth signing, and thats what the wings need at this time... depth.





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