I wonder how much Filppula would cost from Detroit? He'd be a great addition on Center, and he's a UFA this summer. How much was he reported to be asking for in his new contract?
He's making 3 million per right now. He'll want a decent raise. He's rumored to be asking for 5 million per year (https://bleacherreport.com/articles/...contract-talks). The Wings will definitely want to resign him, and have the cap space to do it - the question is are they willing to do it for that much? I bet they will get him somehwere between to $3.5-4.5 mil and resign him; he's not worth $5 mil... but who knows? He could get it on the open market.
Not seeing him coming to the Rangers at that price and for what he brings (great two-way play, but not a Torts kinda guy, and not enough offensive production to justify $5 mil).
Lets be honest, Pyatt does absolutely nothing for this team that anyone else cant do. Gaborik if he finds his scoring touch again can carry this team into the playoffs easily, Boyle is good on the PK and F/O. Pyatt does literally nothing.