Wednesday, 1 March 2017

Yzerman Deals Filppula to Philadelphia, Cements Himself as a Trade Wizard

Never in the history of hockey has selling felt and looked so good.  After moving on from pending free agents Ben Bishop and Brian Boyle earlier in the week, Tampa Bay Lightning GM Steve Yzerman did the seemingly impossible when he moved Valtteri Filppula to Philadelphia in advance of Wednesday's trade deadline.  The full particulars of the trade were as follows:

To: Tampa Bay
Mark Streit

To: Philadelphia
Valtteri Filppula
2017 Fourth Round Pick
2017 Seventh Round Pick