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Timonen touched by Flyers' tribute

Kimmo Timonen salutes the crowd at Wells Fargo Center after the former NHL defenseman was honored by the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday. Bruce Bennett Getty ImagesRetired defenseman Kimmo Timonen still had the look of a man wanting to play in the NHL.Then again, Timonen admitted his strict diet isn't what it used to be and has openly enjoyed some of the finer things in life."The...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Timonen's Impact Went Far Beyond Stats

Kimmo Timonen was not the type of hockey player who drew attention upon himself. He was not a flashy player or a marquee attraction, but was nevertheless an indispensible part of his teams. For his NHL career, Timonen played 1,108 regular season games (117 goals, 571 points) and 105 playoff games (four goals, 35 points). was a five-time selection (four-time participant) in the...
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October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kimmo Timonen: Defensive leader of most recent Flyers playoff era

  For eight years, Flyers fans were treated to the consistent defensive talent of Kimmo Timonen. He was a mainstay on the blue line, a warrior. He never missed a game unless he absolutely had to. Which is what made last August so scary. Timonen had played through everything you could throw at the human body. But blood clots threatened his career. Timonen knew. This was his...
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October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers may talk to Kimmo Timonen about a front office job

Kimmo Timonen made it well known that he was planning to retire after the Stanley Cup Final. In fact, Timonen even mentioned he was “days from retirement” as the Blackhawks stepped closer to their third Cup victory in six years. What will Timonen do after he hangs ‘em up? He has suggested he might be interested in coaching and the Philadelphia Flyers are interested in talking...
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June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Kimmo Timonen admits he has days left in his career

At age 40, Kimmo Timonen is preparing to hang up his skates for the last time. He admitted this fact prior to Game 5 between the Chicago Blackhawks and the Tampa Bay Lightning. Timonen hasn’t been used much by the Blackhawks during the playoffs and now he states he’s in the final days of his career. Kimmo Timonen: "Let's be honest: There's five days left in my career." — Chris...
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June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Overlooked But Always There: The Quiet Brilliance Of Kimmo Timonen

When the Philadelphia Flyers’ late-game comeback attempt came up short in Game 7 of the 2014 NHL Stanley Cup Finals first-round playoff match-up against the rival New York Rangers, Kimmo Timonen was there. He was older and slower and less effective than he has been over the course of his quietly brilliant career, but he […] The post Overlooked But Always There: The Quiet Brilliance...
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August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen Diagnosed With Blood Clots, On-Ice Future Uncertain

Kimmo Timonen’s NHL career appears to be in jeopardy. The Philadelphia Flyers defenseman  has been diagnosed with blood clots in his lower right leg and both of his lungs, the team revealed Tuesday. According to the club, Timmonen is being treated in his home country of Finland, and there’s no timetable for a potential return. The 39-year-old signed a one-year contract in June...
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Kimmo's Back: Timonen to return to Flyers in 2014-15

The Flyers announced on Friday that defenseman Kimmo Timonen would return for the 2014-15 season. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) One of the biggest questions on the Flyers blue line for next season was Kimmo Timonen. Would the 39-year-old defenseman lace up his skates for the Flyers one more time. Timonen signed a one-year contract extension on Friday, returning to the Flyers...
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June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Is Shea Weber the next Philadelphia Flyer?

Shea Weber is a name that is hauntingly beautiful to Philadelphia Flyers’ fans. The Flyers are approaching the two-year mark this summer since they offered Weber the 14-year, $110 million dollar deal in the summer of 2012. The Nashville Predators obviously matched the deal, which is why he remains in Music City. After the deal was matched, Weber was not allowed to be traded until...
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kimmo Timonen sounds off after Flyers loss

Kimmo Timonen did not mask his emotions following the Flyers 6-1 loss to the Bruins on Saturday. (Photo by Amy Irvin/Flyers Faithful) The post-game emotions were clearly running high after another loss for the Philadelphia Flyers, this time in the form of a 6-1 embarrassment against the Boston Bruins. Five players spoke following the game. Claude Giroux spoke for about two minutes...
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January 25, 2014  |  Discuss

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