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07-31-2012, 09:11 AM
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Originally Posted by FlamingTelepath View Post
Sounds like BS but I wish it wasn't. Filppula always impresses the hell out of me whenever I see him play and the rest is gravy. I'd do this deal in a heartbeat.

I could actually see JayBo turning his career around in Detroit under Babcock and doing a decent job filling Lidström's skates. Can't see Detroit letting Filppula go however, isn't he pretty much the only top6 forward they have under 30?
I feel the same way about Filppula, I don't think many flames fans understand how good he is. He's definitely not a top line center, but IMO is easily top 6 material. Getting Ericsson (his size is tremendous for us) is a bonus. Ericsson has a had a tough time turning into a reliable player. But after how he ended the regular season and the post season, I'd easily take him for our top 4. It's worth the risk, especially since Filppula is the main piece we are concerned about.

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