Filppula signs for 5 years.

Redwings have come to terms with RFA Valtteri Filppula on a contract for 5 years worth 15 million giving Filppula an average salary of 3mill a year. Another great move by easily the best ran franchise in the league. Filppula is a nice young talent that really proved last year he could hang in the NHL an even been a future top six winger, or possibly a first liner down the road. I think this was a great move, he may be a little over paid this season but this kid has potential to be a 25 goal scorer 50 points guy.
This also sets the redwings up long term again as they basically have the main core signed for the next 3+ years excluding, (Zetterberg/Franzen), which looks like both will sign a extension before the season is over. Adding Hossa an keeping the same stanley cup team, I don’t see how this team doesn’t go into next season as the cup favorite again.

13 Responses to Filppula signs for 5 years.

  1. Mr_Canuck says:

    This is why Detroit keeps winning cups.

    This guy signed for less than the next leafs captain :  ' Jeff Finger'

  2. UsedandAbused says:

    When you win cups, people will sign for cheaper to play for you.

  3. pezzz says:

    this is not about winning the cup. Getzlaf and Perry didn't take paycuts to stay with Anaheim because they won the cup.

    this is about class and respect. yes, Red Wings players sign for 1-2 millions less than market value, but in exchange they get private jets, wine cellars, nice cars, all of those given by Mike Illitch, the owner. This organization knows how to keep its players.

  4. mojo19 says:

    Just a world class organization all the way. Filpulla will score 30 next year. This guy has a ton of talent.

  5. pezzz says:

    If Bab***** wanna keep Datsyuk, Zett and Holmstrom together, then Filppula will play with Franzen and Hossa LOL. so he will score 40 😛

  6. PuckNuts says:

    Here is one significant reason why guys sign on and stay with Detroit: Detroit signed on and stuck with them…

    Pavel Datsyk 1998 6th round, 171 overall
    Henrik Zetterberg 1999 7th round, 210 overall
    Valtteri Filppula 2002 3rd round, 95 overall.
    Johan Franzen 2004 3rd round, 97 overall
    Tomas Holstrom 1994 10th round, 257 overall

    Nicklas Lidstrom 1989 3rd round, 53 overall

    Derek Meech 2002 7th round, 229 overall

    Chris Osgoode 1991 3rd round 54 overall


    This is a striking testament to their scouting and their commitment to developing their draftees. Clearly, the Wings take care of their own.



  7. secks says:

    I figured he would have gone with a 2 year $2.5 million contract .. but in 2 years his re-up would probably be around $4 million .. Good move by Holland .. I don't think this will be as good of a deal as Holland getting Zets for a cap hit of 2.6mil but definitely a good move

  8. Plekanec says:

      Dream on retard! Your name should be Jizzz not Pezzz!

     Do you like sounding stupid? Or is it against your will since you where just born that way.

  9. pezzz says:

    lol you can't keep it for one convesation can you?

    you must be something like 14 years old, with tons of testoterone and a will to have your first sex sooner than later. but it's ok.

    if you wanna keep talkshitting on every post I'm gonna write, then kudos for your idioty. for me, it's the last one I'm posting arguing with you.

  10. mojo19 says:

    Once a Red Wing, always a Red Wing. Ozzie left and came back, only to win the Jennings trophy, be selected into the All-Star game, and win the Cup as their starter. Darren McCarty another guy brought back. Out of hockey, out of money and the Wings put him on Grand Rapids, and eventually back on the big club. And even though they never drafted Draper and Maltby, those guys have been there forever.

  11. Plekanec says:

    actually I'M 32 but thank I'm flattered! It's all for fun bud, looking forward  to chat with you again.

  12. UsedandAbused says:

    Yes it is all about winning the cup. My statement remains true. When you win championships your organization becomes more desirable. All credit goes to Detroit for running their team so well, but winning this championship in the new salary cap era has made them a more desirable place to play.

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