Perhaps just one of the many upcoming subtle messages to Filppula that basically demands him to lower his price.
Won't happen. Flip's days in Detroit are done.
Malik followed up on this with the following...
Re: Weiss and Detroit: as @johnniyo noted, it's not the first time the Wings have called about him. I'd imagine that the theory is that if the Wings lose Filppula's speed, they'd want to replace it (thus my crazy theory that Stalberg is headed to Detroit).
Started out great, but became tremendously unfunny by about the 38th time he used the "how many Cups" line.
Probably used it so much because he's a bit insecure about the precisely zero Cups his hometown team has (despite what they want you to believe at Bridgestone Arena), or the fact that Detroit alone has more than all the "Conference III" teams combined.
But I'm sure he'd just lump me in with everyone he thinks he's talking about, so what's the point?
I read through this thread again and I know that this post will seem like in trying to say that I was right and the people I was arguing with we're wrong, but I that is not my intention so please take this in the spirit in which its intended.
I made the point that anything can happen in the playoffs and a few people jumped on me saying that it can't and the wings don't have the roster to make any sort of run in the playoffs. Yet here we are up 3-1 on Chicago and even I am surprised at what this team has done. The Wings have the skill, grit, and goaltending to compete with anybody, it was just a matter of putting it together at the same time. It is a nice change to feel what the fans of all the teams that knocked off the heavily favored wings in the past 15 years. I'm so proud to be a hockey fan in general because its the only sport where every team has a legit shot to win a championship.
The Stanley Cup Playoffs: Anything is possible.
You don't want to say "I told you so", but then you proceed to pretty much say "I told you so", though in a more respectful manner than most others would.
I don't think there's a need to continue that aspect of discussion in the GDT for a game that was a month and a half ago... The GDT for tonight's game will do just fine.