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Briere 'felt at home' with the Flyers

  View image | gettyimages.com After 17 seasons and five teams, Danny Briere officially ended his NHL career on Monday -- a decision he said was hard, but ultimately the right move. Holding court on Tuesday with members of the Flyers' press corps -- the same reporters Briere would meet with after each game in the bulk of his Flyers career -- Briere said one last goodbye...
Via Flyerdelphia
13 days ago  |  Discuss

What does magician Hextall have up his sleeve next?

  In just a little more than four months, Flyers GM Ron Hextall has gone from your average, ordinary general manager to a magician at work.   He traded 40-year-old veteran Kimmo Timonen, who had not played all season and had two months left in his playing career, for Chicago’s second-round pick. He turned Braydon Coburn into a first-round pick, a third-round pick and Radko...
Via Flyerdelphia
July 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Hextall's Defense Plan: Build from Within

Over the course of the Philadelphia Flyers' franchise history, most of the best defensemen the team has ever had have been players acquired from outside the organization: Hockey Hall of Fame inductee Mark Howe leads the list, followed by the likes of Eric Desjardins, Kimmo Timonen and for all-too-brief periods of time Bob "the Count" Dailey and Chris Pronger before the two suffered...
Via Flyerdelphia
July 02, 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

Morrow mulling over final Cup chance

On one side of the ice Monday night, Chicago's Kimmo Timonen capped off his 16-year NHL career by hoisting the Stanley Cup high above his head. On the other side of the ice, Tampa's Brenden Morrow finished the 15th season of his NHL career two wins shy of seeing his name engraved on the coveted Cup.Timonen already told reporters he will call it a career after this season, but Morrow...
Via Fox Sports
June 18, 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

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 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

Kimmo Timonen ends 17-year NHL career as a Stanley Cup champion (Puck Daddy)

CHICAGO — It was all new to Kimmo Timonen and he didn’t know what to do.  The 40-year old defenseman received the Stanley Cup from Jonathan Toews, who tipped him off this would happen at the morning skate, as the Chicago Blackhawks began their celebrations. When Timonen was ready to pass it off, his teammates told him to go give it a skate, and he did, planting one more kiss...
Via Philly Sports Live
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

Grading the Chicago Blackhawks NHL Trade Deadline transactions

Every year at the NHL Trade Deadline, Stanley Cup hopefuls and contenders trade away prospects and draft picks for prized players in order to improve their roster and better their chances in the playoffs. Typically the players sought out by contenders are considered “rentals”, meaning that their current contract expires that summer after the playoffs. If the player contributes...
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June 14, 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

Kimmo Timonen To Play Game 4

With Johnny Oduya a question mark – he missed practice on Wednesday and was banged up in Game Three – it appears veteran Kimmo Timonen will draw into the lineup for the Blackhawks for Game Four. Timonen says he's in tonight. #Blackhawks — Tracey Myers (@TramyersCSN) June 10, 2015 It also appears Kris Versteeg could […] The post Kimmo Timonen To Play Game 4 appeared first...
Via Committed Indians
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Matter Of Respect Benching Kimmo Timonen? Yes, It Was.

As I sifted through various articles, tweets, and ramblings last night looking for interesting storylines that weren’t going to be covered to death (i.e. Patrick Kane’s superhuman efforts in elimination games, Jonathan Toews consistently coming through in big games, or Brad Richards being undefeated in Game 7’s) I stumbled upon a tweet that originally just caught my eye and...
Via Sports Mockery
June 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks bench D Kimmo Timonen for Game 6

CHICAGO (AP) Blackhawks defenseman Kimmo Timonen is inactive for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against Anaheim. Chicago acquired the 40-year-old Timonen in a trade with Philadelphia in February, but he has struggled to come back after missing most of the season while recovering from blood clots discovered in his leg and lungs last summer. He had a minus-two rating in eight...
Via AP on Fox
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Blackhawks bench D Timonen for Game 6 vs. Ducks

  Blackhawks defenseman Kimmo Timonen is inactive for Game 6 of the Western Conference finals against Anaheim. Chicago acquired the 40-year-old Timonen in a trade with Philadelphia in February, but he has struggled to come back after missing most of the season while recovering from blood clots discovered in his leg and lungs last summer. He had a minus-two rating in eight minutes...
Via AP on Fox
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Blame Joel Quenneville, Not Kimmo Timonen

I’ve already written about the failure of the Kimmo Timonen trade and the repercussions of his presence in the lineup once. While the piece predominately examined the analytic detriments of Timonen’s presence in the Blackhawks defensive rotation, what it failed to do was appropriately take into consideration the moral consequence of the 40-year old’s involvement in the Blackhawks...
Via Sports Mockery
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: David Rundblad To Replace Kimmo Timonen

According to Chicago media on Wednesday morning, it appears Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville will make a roster move for Game Six. David Rundblad, who lost his roster spot in favor of Kyle Cumiskey ahead of Game Two of the Western Conference Final, appears to be replacing Kimmo Timonen on Wednesday night. Rundblad stepped into the lineup […] The post Report: David Rundblad To...
Via Committed Indians
May 27, 2015  |  Discuss
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