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#121 irishock

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 02:46 AM

Z and Mule need to show the same effort and hustle as Valterri and Pavel

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 08:35 AM

Filppula stepping up to the plate. :clap: Datsyuk with some gems, good read.

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Posted 11 January 2012 - 04:15 PM

Filppula stepping up to the plate. :clap: Datsyuk with some gems, good read.

This was just posted on the previous page.
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Posted 11 January 2012 - 05:04 PM

I didn't read backwards, sorry. Perhaps others didn't either. ;)

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 09:37 AM

He'll put that game behind him.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:03 PM

I guess the question now is- will Flip outscore Zata this year?

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:25 PM

I guess the question now is- will Flip outscore Zata this year?


Sure as hell seems like it. Dunno if that's a good thing or a bad thing though :-X

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:27 PM

That slap shot is the punctuation mark to the statement, "I'm Val Filppula and I've changed for the better!"

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:43 PM

That slap shot is the punctuation mark to the statement, "I'm Val Filppula and I've changed for the better!"


Yeah, seriously. He's definitely playing well lately, but that tonight was about an elite play as you'll see in the NHL; it made me sit up like I'd been electrocuted. Just take the puck and BAM- TOP SHELF, motherf***er. (I'm pretty sure there's an expression like that in Finland.)

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:53 PM

Far out he's insane this year.

He's such an effortless skater, creates so many chances because of his stride and vision.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 10:53 PM

Sure as hell seems like it.


Yeahp. Nobody on the team seems to think about points too much. It seems like Z won't score much more than at the pace he's at right now.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:32 PM

That slap shot is the punctuation mark to the statement, "I'm Val Filppula and I've changed for the better!"

Except he really hasn't changed. He's always been this player but had his priorities to play defense first and second. Now he just has offense as his second priority instead of it being halfway down his list.
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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:36 PM

Really impressed with Flip. Finally the break out year we've all waited for.

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Posted 12 January 2012 - 11:37 PM

Except he really hasn't changed. He's always been this player but had his priorities to play defense first and second. Now he just has offense as his second priority instead of it being halfway down his list.


I agree with most of what you said except I believe he really has changed in terms of confidence on the offensive end.

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Posted 18 January 2012 - 02:28 AM

Tied his career high (40 points) last night. :thumbup:

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:44 PM



I never seem to have confidence in him when it comes to shootout situations. He capitalized on this one so good for him.

And yeah I was wrong about him tying his career high in points. I don't know what happened there. Maybe I was looking at someone else's stats on the chart, probably Franzen's. Sorry Hockey Gods!

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 02:52 PM

I have been calling him out for a breakout year since not this past playoffs, but the year before. Finally it looks like I am right :D

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Posted 23 January 2012 - 04:53 PM

Filppula has come a long way to becoming the player he is right now. I think he's a definitely a legit top 6 forward who we shouldn't give away in a trade for someone like Ryan, etc.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 12:18 PM

http://www.freep.com...s-pavel-datsyuk

Funny tid-bits from the Free Press involving Filppula and Zetterberg

And here's that licorice update everyone has been anticipating: After finding out, thanks to a release from Panda licorice, that the Finnish product is a favored snack of NHLer Teemu Selanne, the question was put to the Wings' Finn, Valtteri Filppula, whether he, too, likes to indulge.

Locker stall neighbor Henrik Zetterberg overhead the question and broke in laughing. "Yes, he does, because Fil likes anything Teemu Selanne likes. If Selanne does it, Fil does it."

Filppula said he does, in fact, eat Panda licorice. When asked whether he also enjoys Angry Birds (also a Finnish export), Zetterberg interjected, "Yes, because there's not a lot of things you can do in Finland. Just eat licorice and play Angry Birds."


Great to see Filppula coming into his own. Skating great, playing his usual good defense, gaining confidence along with points and ice time. Keep it up, and pick up the pace, I want 70 points and at least 25 goals :D.

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Posted 25 January 2012 - 02:26 PM

Haha... 'Nothing else to do in Finland except eat licorice and play angry birds'. Love the Nordic rivalry.





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