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by Paul on 08/29/13 at 01:49 PM ET
from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,
Saying good-bye is hard to do, and so Valtteri Filppula showed up for one of his final practices at Joe Louis Arena, dressing for one of the last times in Detroit Red Wings gear, getting one of the last few head-hugs from BFF Niklas Kronwall....
"I'm definitely excited about Tampa and new team, new place," Filppula said. "At the same time, I've had great years here and a lot of great friends. That way is tough."
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