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Game 1, Win 1

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It’s been nearly six months since the Bolts took the ice. After a whirlwind offseason that produced a bevy of new faces, it was finally game time. Last night was the home opener for the Tampa Bay Lightning. As soon as the puck hit the ice on the opening draw, the crowd of more than 19,000 erupted into a thunderous “Let’s go Lightning” chant. (more…)

So Long and Thanks For All the Fish: The Case of UFA Valtteri Filppula

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With Filppula hitting free agency this summer, and reportedly asking for a contract in the range of $5-million per year, there has been a lot of divide between Red Wings fans on whether the team should pay out the money to resign him.
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Should the Red Wings trade Valtteri Filppula?

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Valtteri Filppula was a breakout player for the Detroit Red Wings last season, scoring 23 goals and 43 assists. The 66 points were a career high for the Finnish center. (more…)