KIMMO TIMONEN NEWS

Making the Most of the Flyers Defense

The injury to Kimmo Timonen during the offseason sent shockwaves through the hockey world and started a domino effect for the Philadelphia Flyers defense. The indefinite loss of Timonen, one of the most underrated defensemen in the league, left the Flyers with no bonafide number one at the blue line, and hardly any that would […] The post Making the Most of the Flyers Defense appeared...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Philadelphia Flyers 2014-15 Season Preview

The Philadelphia Flyers kick off their 2014-15 campaign tonight at 7:30 in Boston against the Bruins and we’ve got our season predictions ready to go.  The Flyers lost in the first round of the playoffs to the Rangers last year and lost top defenseman Kimmo Timonen to blood clots in the offseason.  Timonen isn’t expected to […] The post Philadelphia Flyers 2014-15 Season...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
14 days ago  |  Discuss

5 players to watch this season

Vincent Lecavalier scored 20 goals and added 17 assists in a disappointing 2013-14 season. (Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography) The start of the NHL season marks a time of new beginnings. For the Flyers, there are several new beginnings. The team underwent a minor overhaul of sorts as they stayed quite in free agency. There is a lot of potential coming to this team in the minor leagues...
Via Flyerdelphia
15 days ago  |  Discuss

All That Has Transpired: Philadelphia Flyers

We’re going to take a look at each NHL team, breaking down every new addition and subtraction, as well as promising prospects. Today, we take a look at the Philadelphia Flyers. By: Andy Hughes (@PensNation_Andy) Philadelphia Flyers 2013-14 Season: 42-30-10 – 94 points – (3rd Metropolitan Division; 6th Eastern Conference) After the unfortunate announcement regarding Kimmo Timonen’s...
Via The PensNation
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Minus Timonen, Streit welcomes increased role

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) One of the annual first orders of business each September in Philadelphia is generally for all of the new Flyers players to gather together and familiarize themselves with one another, as the usual free agent spending frenzy traditionally includes some of the biggest names making their way to the City of Brotherly Love. Last year at this time was no...
Via The Hockey Guys
September 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Injury Update: Kimmo Timonen doesn't want to retire

The Philadelphia Flyers held a media conference on Thursday morning with Kimmo Timonen. The meeting was about his future with the team and playing hockey. Timonen is out indefinitely after finding out he has blood clots.#487436677 / gettyimages.comTimonen said that he wants to play hockey again but the chances are very slim. With the blood clots Timonen is on blood thinners to rid...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Blood Clots May Force Kimmo Timonen To Retire

from Adam Kimelman of NHL.com, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen will attempt to play during the 2014-15 season but admitted Thursday that the chances of that happening are "slim" due to blood clots that were found in his lower right leg and in both lungs in early August. "My desire is I want to play but [the] chance of me playing is really slim...
Via Kukla's Korner
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers D Kimmo Timonen's future still uncertain after blood clots

In a press conference Thursday afternoon, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen offered a status update on his health after blood clots were discovered in his leg and lungs in early August. Timonen hopes to be able to avoid retirement for now, but when he can return to action, if at all, remains to be seen. According to Timonen, it is likely to take months before he'll...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Injury Update: Kimmo Timonen unsure if he will play this season

Philadelphia Flyers are starting off the season with some notable injuries. Chris Pronger (out since 2011) and Ryan White (recovering from surgery) are two names on the list of players thus far. Another player added to the list is Kimmo Timonen. Timonen is uncertain about his future and his career.#487436677 / gettyimages.comKimmo Timonen is suffering from blood clots in his...
Via Sports Injury Alert
September 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Why Signing Michael Del Zotto was a Great Move by the Flyers

#481011485 / gettyimages.com Ron Hextall has had some very tough decisions since becoming the general manager of the Philadelphia Flyers, but by far his best choice so far is the signing of Michael Del Zotto. Now don’t get me wrong, the only reason Del Zotto was signed is because the Flyers lost there go to guy in Kimmo Timonen. Kimmo Timonen may very well have played his last...
Via TopSportsReport
September 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hextall: No need for sweeping changes to Flyers

This was Ron Hextall’s first summer offseason as the new Flyers general manager, after assuming the job from Paul Holmgren, now club president, last spring. CSNPhilly.com sat down with Hextall recently to discuss the state of the franchise going into the 2014-15 season. This is the first of a four-part interview with Hextall: When you tally up the additions and subtractions...
Via Pro Sports Daily
September 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Timonen headed to U.S., will see Flyers doctor

For as helpless as Flyers GM Ron Hextall felt at the beginning of the month when he found out his best defenseman was stuck in another country with blood clots in his leg and both lungs, he was much more subdued Tuesday. That’s because Kimmo Timonen was en route back to the United States after he learned of the scary diagnosis a couple weeks earlier in his native Finland. Doctors...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 27, 2014  |  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...
Via The Sports Fan Journal
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Del Zotto gets a chance with Flyers

Nobody likes to see another player get hurt or have any other sort of health problem. But in an odd way, Philadelphia Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen's blood clot situation -- the former Predators standout is out indefinitely -- has given another former Nashville blueliner a chance. Michael Del Zotto, who is an offensive-minded defenseman like the 38-year-old Timonen, signed...
Via Pro Sports Daily
August 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Kimmo Timonen Injury is Devastating to Flyers Blue Line

On Tuesday, the Flyers front office revealed that Kimmo Timonen has been hospitalized with blood clots in his leg and lungs. Though stable. and likely to be released from the hospital soon, Kimmo’s playing career may be in jeopardy. Its unclear when he will return to the Flyers if at all. Losing Kimmo’s contributions is […] The post Kimmo Timonen Injury is Devastating to Flyers...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
August 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Let’s Create Some ‘Flyers Tank for Connor McDavid’ Slogans

The Flyers received devastating news yesterday that defensive stalwart Kimmo Timonen was in the hospital with blood clots in BOTH lungs (and his leg) which puts his season, and by proxy his career, in jeopardy.  Obviously, Timonen’s health is his primary concern and a return to hockey should be the furthest thing from his mind right now. […] The post Let’s Create Some ...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers News: Del Zotto to Replace Timonen

Well, that was fast for Flyers fans. But it must've been an eternity for Michael Del Zotto.#480754565 / gettyimages.comThe Philadelphia Flyers announced this afternoon that they had agreed to a one-year contract worth $1.3M with 24 year old defenseman Michael Del Zotto. The signing came on the heels of a report that veteran blueliner and assistant captain Kimmo Timonen had...
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers sign D-man Michael Del Zotto

In the wake of Kimmo Timonen's injury, the Flyers had to get active. Ron Hextall said he would rather go after a veteran free agent or find a defenseman through a trade than promote a young player to a major role so early in a career. Lucky for Hextall, there was a good back-up plan still on the market. The Flyers signed defenseman Michael Del Zotto to a one-year deal worth...
Via Flyerdelphia
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Timonen hospitalized with blood clots, hockey career in jeopardy

Photo by Amy Irvin/38Photography The Flyers had recently linked the aging but durable fan favorite on the blue line for another season. Kimmo Timonen had always talked about possibly retired but strived for a Stanley Cup title. He wanted to be a winner and to win in Philadelphia, so he returned for the 2014-15 season with high expectations. That season, and any hockey future, are...
Via Flyerdelphia
August 05, 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...
Via NESN.com
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Kimmo Timonen Being Treated For Blood Clots

via the Philadelphia Flyers, Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen has been diagnosed with blood clots in his lower right leg and in both lungs. Kimmo is currently being treated for this disorder back in his home country of Finland. His return to play is yet to be determined.
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August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

This Week in Flyers' History: Week Ending June 22nd

  #459437841 / gettyimages.com June 18, 2007 Back in June of 2007, the Flyers' brass made a trade with the Nashville Predators that is still paying dividends as they head into the 2014-15 NHL season. The Flyers traded a previously obtained 1st-round pick back to them in exchange for defenseman Kimmo Timonen and left winger Scott Hartnell. As it was reported this week on...
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June 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers’ Timonen signs cap-friendly deal

Whether it was a bike ride or a long run in the weeks after the Flyers were eliminated from the playoffs, Kimmo Timonen looked himself in the mirror afterward hoping to get the answer to more than just a workout: Does he still have it? In the first couple weeks after the season ended in the first round of the postseason, the 39-year-old defenseman was leaning pretty heavily toward...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Kimmo Says Stay: Timonen Will Return To Flyers For One More Year

  Looks like the old dog isn’t ready to roll over just yet. After making it known he had inclinations toward retirement during last season’s run in Philly, Kimmo Timonen, the steadiest defender the Flyers have had the last several seasons and multiple time All Star had a decided change of heart. New Flyers GM Ron Hextall and Timonen agreed to a 1 year deal, the details of which...
Via Total Sports Live
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers ink Kimmo Timonen for one more year

By David Strehle (@DStrehleTFP) “I’ve been thinking about this a long time, and I’m going to take a few weeks here and see how I feel. I feel, like injury-wise, I’m in pretty good shape. It’s not like I can say I ‘okay I have to go do this surgery’ and that kind of stuff, but I’m going to take my time here and see. You have to be motivated to work out, get into shape...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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