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09-24-2005, 08:57 PM
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Will Filppula make the cut?

How Valtteri Filppula been doing in camp? What are his odds of starting the season with the wings?

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Slim, Babcock has already hinted at him playing in GR where he'll get the most icetime and proper team role to develop as a player.

That said he has impressed a lot and they have high hopes for him for the near future.

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I think he'll miss the cut no matter how well he does, for the simple fact that he's competing for a final roster spot with a bunch of NHL players who are highly motivated to take the job...

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I think if they are taking the best players, he would make it. However, he is young and will probably develop better long term getting more ice time in the AHL. At some point during the year someone will get injured and either him or Hudler will get a call up.

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Hes destined for GR. The wings dont need anymore small forwards in their top 6 and on any other line, likely the 4th, he wouldnt get the time he needs to develop. Hell do good on the Griffins.

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If Datsyuk had not signed, Filppula would have had a good chance to play in Detroit, possibly on a scoring line. But considering that the possibility for lots of icetime is very small if he's on Detroit, he'll probably be in GR.

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If Datsyuk had not signed, Filppula would have had a good chance to play in Detroit, possibly on a scoring line. But considering that the possibility for lots of icetime is very small if he's on Detroit, he'll probably be in GR.
Agreed. Filppula will play in GR all year, barring a major injury to a Wings top-six forward. Any chance he would make the cut was lost when Datsyuk returned.

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Agreed. Filppula will play in GR all year, barring a major injury to a Wings top-six forward. Any chance he would make the cut was lost when Datsyuk returned.
As well he should. He's still young and needs the kind of playing time he's only going to get in GR. I'll bet Babcock will send him packing with a laundry list of things to work on.

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i have to say this for you..... filppula was absolutely fantastic in finland last year and you are lucky to have him. this coming from the fan of the other team in helsinki is something.... he is outstanding young player and we all will enjoy watching him play. he will dominate nhl in next few years. he is better than teemu selanne for sure,and will be next jari kurri... or better

sorry if my spelling is wrong, i'm not so good in english

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better then selanne is doubtful and next jari kurri is very doubtful..

If he was then he wouldnt have been 95th ov

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i have to say this for you..... filppula was absolutely fantastic in finland last year and you are lucky to have him. this coming from the fan of the other team in helsinki is something.... he is outstanding young player and we all will enjoy watching him play. he will dominate nhl in next few years. he is better than teemu selanne for sure,and will be next jari kurri... or better

sorry if my spelling is wrong, i'm not so good in english
Better than teemu selanne and Kurri at this stage in their careers u mean

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There aren't many that will top Teemu Selanne's rookie year of 76 goals I believe.

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better then selanne is doubtful and next jari kurri is very doubtful..

If he was then he wouldnt have been 95th ov
Jari Kurri was 69th overall (1980). Selanne was 10th (1988). Datsyuk was 171st (1998). Brett Hull was 117th (1984). Boyd Devereaux was 6th (1996). Draft position doesn't mean anything once you get to the NHL. Just because somebody was drafted in a certain position doesn't meant that they can't become a good player.

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Just because somebody was drafted in a certain position doesn't meant that they can't become a good player.

Right On!

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If, heaven forbid, DRW have half as many injuries this year as the last played season, we'll have an ample opportunity to observe him play for the big team

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