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VALTTERI FILPPULA RUMORS

Alex Killorn, Valtteri Filppula kept Lightning hot at home, spark win over Cancucks

TAMPA, Fla. (AP) -- Alex Killorn had two goals, Valtteri Filppula added a goal and an assist, and the Tampa Bay Lightning took over the top spot in the Eastern Conference with a 4-1 victory over the Vancouver Canucks on Tuesday night. Brian Boyle also scored for the Lightning, who lead the idle New York Islanders by one point in the East. Ben Bishop stopped 27 shots in Tampa Bay...
Via AP on Fox
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Haas: Future Headline – Lightning Deal Filppula At Draft

Filppula could bring a quality blueliner. While many fans have soured on Valtteri Filppula due to his -10 rating thus far (point-wise, he’s only five off last year’s pace), it would still be an absolute shock to see GM Steve Yzerman dilute the team’s depth at center during the season by trading him. In the offseason though, it’s a move that wouldn’t be shocking at all...
Via Lightning Shout
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Lightning have outstanding billboard campaign

It’s that time of year. People who live in hockey cities see billboards plastered with images of their favorite players telling them to buy tickets. The Tampa Bay Lightning decided to take a creative approach with two of their billboards on Interstate-275. The two billboards are located directly in front of each other on opposite sides of the freeway. On the left side, forward...
Via NESN.com
September 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Incredible billboard for the Tampa Bay Lightning

Valtteri Filppula has a pretty hard shot. How hard is it? Enough to blaze across a highway and rip another billboard in two. As seen on Reddit Hockey, Filppula is on one side of the highway taking a slapper. The Tampa Bay Lightning also purchased a billboard on the other side of the road with a phony company’s ad being torn apart by the puck. Awesome concept and execution. Wonder...
Via Puck Drunk Love
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Valtteri Filppula may play professional tennis

While most hockey players are enjoying their time off during the summer by playing golf or fishing, Valtteri Filppula has been playing tennis. Word is that the NHL forward is pretty good and has thought about turning pro. As seen in a report from the Helsinki Times, Filppula has been thinking about competing in some C-Class tennis competitions while the NHL is adjourned for the...
Via Puck Drunk Love
July 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Lightning's Valtteri Filppula to miss Olympics with ankle injury

TAMPA, Fla. -- A day after Steven Stamkos failed to receive medical clearance to compete in the Winter Olympics, another member of the Tampa Bay Lightning will miss out on the festivities. The team announced Friday that center Valtteri Filppula sustained a non-displaced fracture of his right ankle in Thursday night's loss to the Toronto Maple Leafs. Filppula, who was scheduled to...
Via Fox Sports Florida
February 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Valtteri Filppula making Lightning into bona fide contender

BRANDON, Fla. -- After another practice during a seamless transition, Valtteri Filppula tried to explain why his new environment has become a fast fit. This was early Friday afternoon, a little more than 12 hours after the Tampa Bay Lightning center recorded an assist in a shootout loss to the New York Islanders at Tampa Bay Times Forum. The point added to a streak of eight goals...
Via Fox Sports Florida
January 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Filppula scores 2 in final moments as Bolts edge Isles in shootout

Valtteri Filppula scored twice in the final 3 minutes of regulation and then converted in the shootout to rally the Tampa Bay Lightning past the skidding New York Islanders 3-2 on Tuesday night. Nikita Kucherov also connected in the shootout as the Lightning handed New York its 13th loss in 14 games (1-9-4). The only Islanders victory during that stretch came in a shootout last...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2013  |  Discuss
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