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#41 dirtydangles

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 05:25 PM

 

I'll miss him, but 5/5 was way too much.

Agreed. Weiss has out-produced him consistently except for Fil's one good season. We ended up signing the better player for less.



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 06:45 PM

I know hindsight is 20/20 but it sure would've been nice for the Wings to get something in return for a player they drafted and developed in their system.

 

In the end it's a business so no hard feelings towards Flip, but I think Detroit has been on the overly loyal end sometimes and end up paying for it. 

 

You mean, teams are actually allowed to trade players during the trade deadline?   :nervous:


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 07:28 PM

Warren Zevon said it best: "And his hair was perfect".


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Posted 05 July 2013 - 08:03 PM

Warren Zevon said it best: "

And his hair was perfect".


Huge props for the Warren Zevon reference. Best of luck to Fil in TB. Thanks for your years of service in the winged wheel.
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Posted 05 July 2013 - 09:51 PM

Agreed. Weiss has out-produced him consistently except for Fil's one good season. We ended up signing the better player for less.

I call that a bargain


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:20 AM

Later.

Never was a fan of him.
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 02:35 AM

So long, Fil. Would have been nice if you had followed in the footsteps of Wings players who learned to check their ego at the door, but that's that. 


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 07:46 AM

There was a time when I thought Hudler and Fil would be Datsyuk and Zetterberg, Jr. And now both are gone and I don't even miss them.

I wish Flop the best but good luck struggling on a bottom feeder.
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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:19 AM

Interesting question posed in the Toronto Sun's website yesterday:

 

Another would be which deal has the better chance of ending in a buyout:
 
1. Clowe’s $24.25 million for five years with the New Jersey Devils;
 
2. Nathan Horton’s $37.1 million for seven years with the Columbus Blue Jackets;
 
3. Valtteri Filppula’s five-year deal for $25 million with the Tampa Bay Lightning or
 
4. All of the above.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:11 AM

 

Interesting question posed in the Toronto Sun's website yesterday:

 

Another would be which deal has the better chance of ending in a buyout:
 
1. Clowe’s $24.25 million for five years with the New Jersey Devils;
 
2. Nathan Horton’s $37.1 million for seven years with the Columbus Blue Jackets;
 
3. Valtteri Filppula’s five-year deal for $25 million with the Tampa Bay Lightning or
 
4. All of the above.

 

They should have included Bozak's and Clarkson's



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 11:19 AM

They should have included Bozak's and Clarkson's

 

I think Clarkson's contract is the most likely to end in frustration.


Anyway, I'm still laughing at Filppula's supposition that he's a #1 center.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 12:16 PM

 

I think Clarkson's contract is the most likely to end in frustration.


Anyway, I'm still laughing at Filppula's supposition that he's a #1 center.

 

Why is that any funnier than Ericsson being a top pairing defenseman?

 

On a team that lacks depth at that position, it's not inconceivable that he might play center at some point.  


So long, Fil. Would have been nice if you had followed in the footsteps of Wings players who learned to check their ego at the door, but that's that. 

 

I've criticized the guy a lot, but can you blame him for wanting to change scenery (Florida is nice) and taking more money?  Potentially, more playing time as well.

 

Not to mention, the fanbase there won't be as harsh.   


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 04:58 PM


Not to mention, the fanbase there won't be as harsh.   

 

On the other hand, they don't have me.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:06 PM

 

On the other hand, they don't have me.

 

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Umm.....why are you here again?  

 

Didn't you hear?  You've been traded.  


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:10 PM

I think Clarkson's contract is the most likely to end in frustration.Anyway, I'm still laughing at Filppula's supposition that he's a #1 center.



He is number one on a bad team. So he is half right?

.but ya really he is a second line center. But he will be missed.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 05:10 PM

 

Why is that any funnier than Ericsson being a top pairing defenseman?

 

Because Ericsson just came off of a successful season as a top-pairing defenseman, whereas Filppula just had his worst season since he was a rookie.


 

:confused1:

 

Umm.....why are you here again?  

 

Didn't you hear?  You've been traded.  

 

Nonsense. He was signed by Tampa Bay to a five-year contract!



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:03 PM

What is the weather like in Tampa? What should I pack?


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 06:06 PM

 

Because Ericsson just came off of a successful season as a top-pairing defenseman, whereas Filppula just had his worst season since he was a rookie.


 

Nonsense. He was signed by Tampa Bay to a five-year contract!

 

Ericsson did have a good season, but he still shouldn't be a top pairing defenseman and Filppula shouldn't be a top line center.

 

 It's just the way it ends up sometimes when a team doesn't have the proper personnel to play those roles.  


What is the weather like in Tampa? What should I pack?

 

Plenty of hair gel and tanning lotion.  

 

Also, get ready to pass a lot of pucks to Stamkos for one-timers.  Should be more fun than passing it to Cleary and watching him fall down.    


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Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:26 PM

@LightningTimes: Just FYI, Filppula's 5-yr deal with Lightning pays $4 million in 2013-14; $5 mil in 14-15; $6 mil in 15-16; and $5 mil in 16-17 and 17-18.

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Posted 07 July 2013 - 01:34 PM

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