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Can’t Stop Talking About Filppula

from Pierre LeBrun of ESPN,

A moment we won’t soon forget. Through all the hooting and hollering in the Wings’ dressing room last June after capturing the Stanley Cup, we ran into former Wings executive and coach Scotty Bowman, and he went on and on about one player: Filppula.

Zetterberg had won the Conn Smythe, Datsyuk had been superb and Nicklas Lidstrom was majestic as always, but we’ll never forget how Bowman, the game’s greatest all-time coach, talked at length about Filppula.

Now we’re beginning to see even more of what Bowman was talking about. Filppula has 13 points (1-12) in 15 playoff games this spring, surpassing last season’s tally of 11 points (5-6) in 22 games. Suddenly, the offense is coming in bigger doses.

“I’ve been trying to play the same way,” Filppula said. “Getting more offense this year, which is always good. The main thing is to play really well defensively and be happy with the offense I can get.”

more on the Wings/Blackhawks game 5 matchup.

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