Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Valtteri Filppula

Sent: 11/23/10
Received: 1/18/11
Time: 56 Days
Address: c/o Detroit Red Wings
Item Sent: 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro
Item Received: 2008-09 O-Pee-Chee Retro, signed in black Sharpie.

Valtteri Filppula has spent the last few years as a key third-line center on the Red Wings.  Don't be midled by that statement, though -- his talent would warrant first or second line status on most teams in the league.  For a team who has embraced and found incredible European players for as long as anyone, it's kind of amazing that Filppula was the first Finn to put on the Red Wings sweater.

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