EDIT: And Flip has been "at that point where he needs to break out" for a few years now. Time to cut the cord and find an impact player for him. Not saying he hasn't been good but he hasn't been what we need him to be. Flip for a scorer.
Good call. Nevermind his 9 points (4 of those being goals) in 12 games in the playoffs and his 8 point/3 game streak in the midst of having 27 points in 33 games all the while have a career season in points per game. Let's ignore the reality and demand a trade for Filppula.
This news sucks. We need someone new in our top 6. Period.
EDIT: Changed 7 points in 9 games to the correct 9 points in 12 games
So how are either a better choice than Hudler? I'll give you a hint. They're not. Hudler is a better choice to play on the wing with Dats or Z (who he has proven chemistry with, and who have better faceoff skills than Cheeseburger or Cullen) and Filppula on the third line is a much better choice than either. Save money on a player who fits better? Definitely.[/font]
You realize if it's either Filppula or Hudler who has to go on the third line, it's going to be Hudler, right?
You realize Filppula and Hudler had the exact same scoring rate at even strength in 0809, right?