Found February 06, 2013 on The Hockey Guys:
Photo by Elsa/Getty Images By Charlie O’Connor (@THG_Charlie) 38 is the new 28. Or so the Philadelphia Flyers hope. With top defenseman Kimmo Timonen scheduled to become a free agent at the conclusion of the 2012-13 NHL season, the Flyers have acted to lock up their alternate captain. First reported by Eklund of and confirmed by Tim Panaccio of CSNPhilly, the Flyers have agreed to a one-year, $6 million contract with Timonen, keeping him in a Flyers uniform through the 2013-14. Timonen, who has one goal and four assists in ten games thus far this season, will turn 38 years old on March 18. But despite a noticeable decrease in his mobility, Timonen’s offensive stats have barely decreased since his first season in Philadelphia. In 2007-08, Timonen scored 44 points (8 goals, 36 assists) in 80 games; in 2012-13, Timonen scored 43 points (4 goals, 39 assists) in 76 games. Since the concussion suffered by Chris Pronger in December 2012, Timonen has functioned as Philadelphi...

Kimmo Timonen to Receive One Year Extension

Categories: BREAKING NEWS Flyers News NHLTags: Kimmo Timonen“Eklund” of HockeyBuzz posted this evening that Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen would be re-signed to a one-year extension, according to a text from a teammate. The news was met with derision, and a handful of Flyers beat writers released non-committal statements from general manager Paul Holmgren...

Eklund: Flyers Extend Timonen One Year (Via Teammate)

Per one of the Flyers players, the team has given defenseman Kimmo Timonen a one-year contract extension. The four-time NHL All Star is still the Flyers' most important defenseman and would have been the top remaining name on the UFA defense market this summer. I am working to find out what the salary will be for the season. Timonen is making a salary of $3 million this season...

Extension For Kimmo Timonen?

A couple of hours ago, Hockey Buzz Eklund (@Eklund) said via Twitter that the Philadelphia Flyers and defenseman Kimmo Timonen have reached an agreement on a one-year extension worth about $6 million. An hour after the first tweet was sent out, Flyers beat writer for the Philadelphia Daily News, Frank Seravalli, responded saying that, "Paul Holmgren says in a text message that...

Kimmo Timonen Extended?

HockeyBuzz CEO Eklund has reported that the Flyers have given Kimmo Timonen a 1 year extension per a teammate. Timonen, 37, is in the final year of a 6 year contract signed back on July 1st 2007.  He was traded […]

Southern Cats Scratch Flyers

It would take a shootout to decide this snooze fest in Philadelphia. The Flyers didn’t get the start they wanted Thursday night against the Panthers, who spent much of the first 10 minutes of the game in the Flyers end. […]

Lightning offense slowed in loss to Flyers

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Tom Sestito scored his first two goals in three years to lead the Philadelphia Flyers over the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 on Tuesday night. Ilya Bryzgalov made 21 saves, shutting down the NHL's highest-scoring team to help the Flyers win their second straight game and improve to 4-6. The Lightning, who entered averaging 4.9 goals per game, had dominated the...

Panthers bounce back to top Flyers in shootout

PHILADELPHIA (AP) -- Jonathon Huberdeau and Peter Mueller both scored goals in a shootout to lead the Florida Panthers to a 3-2 win over the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday night. Florida's Stephen Weiss tied the game at 2 midway through the third period with his first goal of the season. Jack Skille also scored for the Panthers. Matt Read and Jakub Voracek both scored goals...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Sluggish Start, Anticlimactic Finish

The Philadelphia Flyers let one point slip away last night as they were unable to protect a one-goal lead in the third period and wound up losing 3-2 via shootout to the Florida Panthers. Jakub Voracek and Matt Read scored for Philadelphia, while Jack Skille and Stephen Weiss countered for the Cats. In the skills competition, Jonathan Huberdeau and Peter Mueller converted their...

Panthers-Flyers Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers have followed a three-game skid with back-to-back wins for the second time this season. An offense that has mostly struggled is a major reason for that inconsistency. Their best offensive game of the season came against the Florida Panthers, who have been among the league's worst at stopping opponents heading into their visit to Philadelphia on Thursday...

Flyers' Tom Sestito weighs in on the Crombeen/Rinaldo fight

By now, most readers should be familiar with the controversial fight Sunday night between Tampa Bay Lightning forward B.J. Crombeen and Philadelphia Flyers forward Zac Rinaldo. The fact that the two tussled wasn't surprising, but what did ruffle feathers was the fact that Rinaldo continued to throw punches on Crombeen's way down. [youtube]GjOJMnm3DW8[/youtube] It'...

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Workmanlike Win, Sestito, Anatomy of a (Non) Trade

At 4-6-0 after the first 10 games of the 2013 regular season, the Philadelphia Flyers still have a long way to do to climb out of the early season hole they created for themselves. Last night, they took an upward step on the ladder with a hard-working 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Lightning at the Wells Fargo Center. The main heroes for the Flyers were tough guy forward Tom Sestito...

Panthers at Flyers game preview

Game time: 7 p.m. ETTV: FOX Sports Florida The Philadelphia Flyers have followed a three-game skid with back-to-back wins for the second time this season. An offense that has mostly struggled is a major reason for that inconsistency. Their best offensive game of the season came against the Florida Panthers, who have been among the league's worst at stopping opponents heading...

Sestito-ed: Flyers Fight off Tampa Bay

Trying to build off the momentum from Saturday’s win over Carolina the Flyers came out hard against the Lightning tonight. B.J. Crombeen, who mixed it up pretty good with Flyers captain Claude Giroux in the two teams last meeting, dropped […]
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