NHL March 2017 |OT| All in

Wtf why did our management want Filppula.

Also another wtf at that Martin Jones anime picture
You're missing the point here. Tampa wants to dump his contract, Leafs could eat that contract but in doing that favour to Tampa they'd get something else as well, maybe a dman, maybe a prospect. Filppula would have been on his way to the Marlies if he accepted that trade.
 
What kills it for me completely (other than it being just terrible already) is you just hear the other panelists laughing in the background.

Bunch of Jimmy Fallons.
 
You're missing the point here. Tampa wants to dump his contract, Leafs could eat that contract but in doing that favour to Tampa they'd get something else as well, maybe a dman, maybe a prospect. Filppula would have been on his way to the Marlies if he accepted that trade.
He isn't a terrible player, though. He's overpaid, but wouldn't look out of place on the Leafs' third line next year. Maybe the intention was to acquire him for scraps and then trade Bozak for some futures.