Is it time for Filppula to go? I honestly say no, I think he is a great two way player, plays hard on his shifts, and can make a play. Do I think he's the best player for the wings to trade (out of all our players without a no trade clause)? Yes, he is. Zetty, Helm, Franzen, and Filps are the only player that are possible to trade with value. Zetty, I mean, that's not happening. Same goes for Helm. Franzen (although I really wish we could trade him) unfortunately is signed until 2020 (dear god). So that obviously didn't pan out the way it was foreseen I honestly don't think anyone would pick up his contract, there's absolutely no way. So besides prospects and picks, Filp is just about the most valued player we have to trade away. That being said, the wings aren't going to be making blockbuster moves to attempt to get a Stanley Cup run going. For now, I'd say, let's just keep this playoff streak alive by adding a decent front 6 man, trade up a couple prospects and a lower round pick. Next summer there is a plethera of UFA's, that SHOULD be our Christmas.
I can't resist. Plethera? Don't you mean "a plethora"? Jefe, what is a plethora? Well you told me I had a plethora & I would just like to know if you know what a plethora is. I would not like to think that a person would tell someone he has a plethora & then find out that that person has no idea what it means to have a plethora.
And while right now there appears that there will be a plethora of available forwards hitting the market this summer, there are no guarantees. See Anaheim: Getzlaf, Ryan & Anaheim: Perry, Corey as two that people were salivating about hitting the open market who now won't. And with every one that signs, the potential price to keep Flip goes up & up like a piñata at El Guapo's birthday party.