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05-29-2009, 03:19 PM
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Originally Posted by solo16 View Post
Filp is still a developing prospect in many ways.

He is a Great (not elite) checking center.
He is a Great (not elite) Playmaking center
With Great speed
Already a second line center

Future (possible)
He has a decent wrist shot with confidence he may gain some finishing skills and develop ala Pavel Datsyuk. (fairly likely)
His playmaking or checking either could become elite.

Hes become a much stronger player this year people just didnt realize it till the playoffs because we used him as a checker. Im not sure he will ever be an elite first line center but he could be a semi passive first line center who is defensively responsible or a very very strong 2nd line guy.
I'm sorry, but you are massively overrating Filppula here.

He had 12 goals this season, and you claim he is already a second liner. That's a huge stretch, then to suggest that he is going to be anything near Datsyuk is ridiculous.

He's a very good third line center, but it's kind of funny that you think the Wings will get the fifth overall pick for him.

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