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Can Valtteri Filppula bounce back in 2015-16?

The Finnish forward had a solid first season with the Tampa Bay Lightning, but took a step back in his second. What does he need to do to get back to where he was? Tampa Bay Lightning General Manager Steve Yzerman signed Finnish forward Valtteri Filppula to a five year, $25 million contract prior to the 2013-14 season, stepping into the second line center role vacated by way of the compliance buyout of Vincent Lecavalier. As a two-way, playmaking center, Filppula was expected to fill in the depth chart behind Steven Stamkos while Tyler Johnson was starting his first full NHL season as...

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