KIMMO TIMONEN NEWS

Philadelphia Flyers Alumni lace ’em up

On Friday, February 5, 2016, the Philadelphia Flyers Alumni played a game at Santander Arena in Reading, Pennsylvania. It was the first time the Flyers Alumni had played a game since they played the Rangers Alumni on New Year’s Eve, 2009 as part of the 2010 Winter Classic festivities.  Flyers’ fans hold their alums in high esteem, and many fans are versed in the history of the...
Via isportsweb.com
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Figuring out the Flyers penalty kill

Embed from Getty Images   The Philadelphia Flyers have had plenty of things to worry about this season. They've been outside a playoff spot pretty much all season, and one of the leading reasons for that is a combined special teams rank near the bottom of the league. Fortunately, the Flyers power play has recently shown signs of improvement. Much of that improvement can...
Via Flyerdelphia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers Alumni provide memorable night for fans

Photo: Kevin Durso/Flyerdelphia On the ice in the present day, the Flyers may not always be the most consistent bunch. But when it comes to honoring those of the past, the Flyer greats who came before and looking back on those memories while making new ones, the Flyers always deliver. Friday night was no different as four decades of Flyers gathered to play in the Orange and Black...
Via Flyerdelphia
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Alumni Game Preview: Team Orange vs. Team White

Embed from Getty Images   On Friday night, four decades of Flyers past will gather at Santander Arena in Reading for a celebration of Flyers hockey and some friendly competition. Tickets for the event were almost an instant sell-out and rosters were announced for the event on Tuesday. Here is a detailed look at the participants for Team Orange and Team White. Team Orange...
Via Flyerdelphia
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers announce final rosters for Friday's Alumni Game

Embed from Getty Images   The Flyers announced a special alumni game would be held in early February just a few months ago in December. Given the success of the alumni game during the Winter Classic festivities in 2012, the game was almost an instant sell-out. That game will take place on Friday night at 7 p.m. from Santander Arena in Reading, home of the Flyers ECHL affiliate...
Via Flyerdelphia
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Flyers still building, but Hextall's blueprint taking shape

Embed from Getty Images   It's been a week since Ron Hextall completed his fifth trade on the path to freeing up cap space and starting to help the Flyers turn the corner from building the future to watching it progress to the NHL and form what is hoped to become a contender. But in order to fully understand where everything is now, you have to go back to the first trade...
Via Flyerdelphia
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Flyers to host Alumni game at Reading's Santander Arena

Members from all decades of Flyers hockey will take the ice once again, as the Flyers Alumni association will host an Orange and Black Alumni Game. The game, scheduled for Feb. 5 at Reading's Santander Arena (home of the Flyers' ECHL-affiliate Reading Royals), will feature an intrasquad Orange vs. Black game. Tickets and VIP packages are available through the Royals' website. ...
Via Flyerdelphia
December 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Timonen touched by Flyers' tribute

Retired 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 reality is, I'm 40 years old and I just had a glass of red wine," Timonen told CSN Philly. "Can't really turn that down anymore."Timonen has earned that glass of wine...
Via Fox Sports
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...
Via Flyerdelphia
October 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Neuvirth leads way as Flyers blank Blackhawks

On a night when they honored Kimmo Timonen, the Flyers turned in a defensive performance that served as a fitting tribute. Against the defending Stanley Cup champions, the Flyers continued to play the tight defense they displayed on Monday. Michal Neuvirth was also on point again. The Flyers backup goalie turned in his second straight shutout, as the Flyers downed the Chicago Blackhawks...
Via Flyerdelphia
October 14, 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...
Via Flyerdelphia
October 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Second Round Gold: Blackhawks Draft History

Until trades change the 2015 NHL Draft order, which will inevitably happen soon, the Blackhawks don’t have a pick in this week’s Draft until the 54th overall selection because of trades they’ve already made. Chicago sent their first round pick to Arizona for Antoine Vermette and their own second round pick to Philadelphia for Kimmo Timonen. […] The post Second Round Gold...
Via Committed Indians
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Asst. coaches to return behind Flyers bench; job for Timonen?

  View image | gettyimages.com The Philadelphia Flyers announced Friday that Ian Laperriere, Gord Murphy and Joe Mullen will return behind the bench as assistant coaches on Dave Hakstol's staff. Entering his third season as an assistant, Laperriere, the 41-year-old former fan favorite, will continue to work on the Flyers' penalty kill unit. The Flyers' penalty kill finished...
Via Flyerdelphia
June 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyer fans were so goddamn pathetic when Kimmo Timonen won the Cup

You almost have to give it to Flyer fans. They went down to the very end thinking Kimmo Timonen was good.  Instead – here in reality – most people know Timonen probably should have retired. Remember that one playoff series where people pretended Timonen was the most important defensman on earth? For some reason Timonen winning the cup was important to people. He got traded to...
Via The Pensblog
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Flyers may talk to Kimmo Timonen about a front office job

By David Rogers 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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 17, 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...
Via Bloguin Best
June 17, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonathan Toews Passes Cup To Kimmo Timonen In Expletive-Filled Moment (Video)

Kimmo Timonen got his storybook ending. After 16 years in the NHL, the 40-year-old finally received his chance to hoist the Stanley Cup after the Chicago Blackhawks defeated the Tampa Bay Lightning in Game 6 at the United Center on Monday night. It was an incredibly special moment for Timonen, who came back from life-threatening blood clots to make one last run at the Cup this season...
Via NESN.com
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Between the Pipes- 06/16/15: Kimmo gets his Cup; NHL draft creeps closer

Welcome to Between the Pipes, a look at the Philadelphia Flyers and the NHL through linkage.    Blackhawks win Stanley Cup The Chicago Blackhawks won their 3rd Stanley Cup in six years and Kimmo Timonen finally has his championship: [CSNPhilly.com- Tim Panaccio] [Puck Daddy- Sean Leahy] [Philly.com- Sam Carchidi] Prospect watch Frank Seravalli has a look at all of the Flyers...
Via Flyerdelphia
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks' Kimmo Timonen heads off to retirement as a champion

  In the final game of Kimmo Timonen's 16-year NHL career, the 40-year-old Finnish defenseman became a champion. Timonen raised the Stanley Cup for the first time Monday night, ending a hockey life previously defined by disappointments on hockey's biggest stages with a spectacular triumph. Timonen has repeatedly said he will retire this summer, but he squeezed one more magical season...
Via AP on Fox
June 16, 2015  |  Discuss

Kimmo Timonen will retire a champion with Chicago Blackhawks

CHICAGO (AP) In the final game of Kimmo Timonen's 16-year NHL career, the 40-year-old Finnish defenseman became a champion. Timonen raised the Stanley Cup for the first time Monday night, ending a hockey life previously defined by disappointments on hockey's biggest stages with a spectacular triumph. Timonen has repeatedly said he will retire this summer, but he squeezed one more...
Via AP on Fox
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Kimmo Timonen will retire a champion with Chicago Blackhawks (The Associated Press)

In the final game of Kimmo Timonen's 16-year NHL career, the 40-year-old Finnish defenseman became a champion. Timonen raised the Stanley Cup for the first time Monday night, ending a hockey life previously defined by disappointments on hockey's bigge...
Via Philly Sports Live
June 15, 2015  |  Discuss

For Timonen, a dream finish to career

  View image | gettyimages.com When the Flyers pulled the trigger on a trade that sent Kimmo Timonen to the Chicago Blackhawks, there were two things that stood out. For one, Timonen never got to play for the Flyers this season - he was expected to play the next day for the Flyers - but what was more important was the favor the Flyers were doing for Timonen. He had a chance...
Via Flyerdelphia
June 15, 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...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 13, 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...
Via Bloguin Best
June 13, 2015  |  Discuss

D Timonen, F Versteeg in lineup for Blackhawks for Game 4

CHICAGO (AP) Defenseman Kimmo Timonen and forward Kris Versteeg are in the lineup for the Chicago Blackhawks for Game 4 of the Stanley Cup Final. The 40-year-old Timonen is expected to replace Kyle Cumiskey, and Versteeg is coming in for Bryan Bickell on Chicago's second line. The Blackhawks trail the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 heading into Wednesday night's game. Timonen hasn't played...
Via AP on Fox
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss
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