Thursday, March 9, 2017

Valtteri Filppula nixed Maple Leafs trade: ‘Nothing against Toronto’

TORONTO – Valtteri Filppula was close enough to becoming a member of the Toronto Maple Leafs before the NHL trade deadline that he received a phone call from Mike Babcock.“We had a good conversation,” Filppula said Thursday. “Obviously, I’ve known him for a while so it was nice to catch up.”Evidently, it wasn’t good enough to change his mind about the possibility of coming to Toronto.The
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