Other than Datsyuk and Cleary, I haven't seen one Wings forward bring it consistently all year.
That's an indictment of everyone else's play.
Obviously, it starts at the top with Zetterberg, who seems to play great one night, and then not show up for the next few games offensively. He should have more than 12 goals on the season, especially with how many shots he takes.
Flip has been inconsistent his whole career here. He's a guy that can be a good 2nd line forward on some nights, and look useless on other nights. Trading him depends on what the return offer is.
Not more than 3, or 4 years ago it was somewhat challenging as to whom was the better player - Hank, or Dats...Today it's as clear as can be - Dats is by far the better of the 2, and like you referenced to Hank's offensive prowess isn't what it used to be.
As for Filppula - he's a decent 2nd line center who needs guys whom are capable of finishing what he's started...No matter what - he'll always be a 45 to 55 point guy (at least while he's a Red Wing)...With that said - he's a solid performer in the playoffs, and unless we get someone who'll add something significant to our roster - I'd prefer to keep Flip.
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