Five UFAs Who Might Be A Good Fit With The Ottawa Senators

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1.  Valtteri Filppula, DETROIT

May 23, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Detroit Red Wings center Valtteri Filppula (51) skates with the puck against the Chicago Blackhawks in game four of the second round for the 2013 Stanley Cup Playoffs at Joe Louis Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Red Wings winger could never find a consistent spot in the Wings lineup during a tumultuous lockout shortened season.  His numbers in his contract year were a disappointing 9 goals and 8 assists in 41 games.  Still, he is one year removed from a 66 point season and is a legitimate top 6 forward that would be insurance against Milan Michalek‘s knee.

He couldn’t reach a contract agreement with the Red Wings, who didn’t have room for him under their cap next season.  Filppula is just 29 years old and has plenty of years remaining.  He also has a history with Senators coach Paul MacLean from his Detroit days.


ANTICIPATED DEMANDS:  $5M or more per year on a long term contract