I keep hearing these top line wingers being mentioned in possible trades for Flip and I just laugh. We aren't going to get centerpiece players for our scraps.
Scraps, no. But Filppula isn't a scrap. He's a good centerman who is defensively responsible and has occasional flashes of brilliance. He could be packaged up to get a reliable vet (Gaborik) for a team who needs a defensive forward or needs to get stronger down the middle, and wants to get a little younger or cheaper.
Filppula, White (or Quincey) and a pick could be attractive.