Wednesday, July 30, 2008
MLive has the full story: 5 years, $15 million, which could be a huge bargain if Filppula blossoms into a solid second-line scoring threat. He netted 19 goals in 78 games last year, is a solid defensive forward, and showed flashes of brilliance in the playoffs last season.
Filppula's signing leaves the Red Wings with only Kyle Quincey and two of the Chris Chelios/Darren McCarty/Aaron Downey trio to re-sign. You can never say it too many times: Ken Holland is one of the best GM's in sports, period.