Tatar isn't a center. While Filppula plays a lot of wing his face-off, and defensive value is something that Tatar does not have at this time.
I do agree Tatar is NHL ready, but not as a Filppula replacement.
True but we have:
Abdelkader can play at C
If Kenny/Babs are going to give a chance to Jarnkrok he better play on the 3rd line.
Let's say Kenny traded Flip for a mid/late 1st, our is going to be mid 1st... 2-1st rounder in a this year draft would be BIG for our future.
IMO he should have traded Flip either for a 1st or quality prospect.... Now he will have two choices, losing him for nothing or even worst overpaying him at $5M and up... Same thing goes for White, a 2nd rounder in THIS year draft is better than nothing