Filppula's future

Forward Valtteri Filppula and the Detroit Red Wings could be parting ways at the end of this season. MLive.com reports Filppula and the Red Wings are far apart in contract negotiations and the two sides aren't even talking at present. The soon-to-be unrestricted free agent is reportedly seeking an annual salary upwards of $5 million, and the Wings don't want to cough up that much.