5 years ago

Valtteri Filppula is one of the key x-factors for the Detroit Red Wings going into the shortened campaign.

Filppula posted career-highs with 23 goals and 66 points in 81 games last season. The Red Wings need him to stay close to that level in order to have the offensive depth necessary to be successful. He's expected to play on the team's second line at the start of the shortened campaign.