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06-18-2013, 08:05 AM
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Originally Posted by major major View Post
Is Filppula that good? My impression is that he is soft, one-dimensional, inconsistent, etc.. Or maybe because I loathe the wings I hardly ever notice him.
Pretty much.

Reportedly is looking for 5 mil long-term. He hasn't been that good once in his career outside of 11/12 season.

He has pretty good speed, outside of this season when he was coming in off torn MCL. But he doesn't use it too well, enter the zone from left wing, brake and pull back, look for options. He's been perimeter player, outside of possibly that one season. He can pk, and is solid defensively but brings no physicality, loses lots of battles on the boards and can disappear for large stretches, letting you want for more.

5x5 is good deal if he plays like last year. Maybe JK could motivate him or get him to a discount but I'd have fears that contract might look like as bad or even worse than R.Js.

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