Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Stay patient, address D, or get Giroux help?

Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil. By John Saquella (@jsaquella) New Flyer GM Ron Hextall has made his first actual moves since taking over for...
Via The Hockey Guys
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

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

  #459437841 / 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...
Via Flyerdelphia
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

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

Kimmo Timonen Signs A One-Year Extension With The Philadelphia Flyers

from the Philadelphia Flyers, The Philadelphia Flyers have signed 5-10, 194-lb D Kimmo Timonen to a one-year contract extension, according to general manager Ron Hextall. Timonen, 39 (3/18/1975), will return for his eighth season with the Flyers. He was acquired from the Nashville Predators along with Scott Hartnell in exchange for Nashville’s first-round pick in the 2007...
Via Kukla's Korner
June 13, 2014  |  Discuss

FACT OR FICTION? – Eagles Pick Marcus Smith, Lecavalier/Timonen’s Future, Ben Revere, Jabari Parker

  Dan Schmidt and Randy Jobst are ready to square off in this week’s Fact or Fiction with four all new topics to debate in the world of Philly sports.  Did the Eagles make the right call drafting Marcus Smith in the first round?  Should Kimmo Timonen and Vinny Lecavalier return as Flyers?  Do the […] The post FACT OR FICTION? – Eagles Pick Marcus Smith, Lecavalier/Timonen’s...
Via Sons of the Spectrum
May 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Would a Timonen return make sense for Flyers?

The Flyers want to re-sign 39-year-old Kimmo Timonen, and though the veteran defenseman is considering retirement, he hinted he wants to come back for one last chance to win a Stanley Cup. But as new general manager Ron Hextall examines his needs and his team's precarious salary-cap situation, the question he faces is this: Are the Flyers better off going with a cheaper defenseman...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Kimmo Timonen pick retirement or Flyers?

Kimmo Timonen has been thinking about it for a while. It was on his mind long before the Flyers clinched a playoff spot, and long before the New York Rangers cut his season short. The veteran defenseman’s contract, a one-year deal worth $6 million that he signed after last year’s lockout-shortened season, is up. He’s now at a crossroads, forced to choose whether to return...
Via Pro Sports Daily
May 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Around the Net May 2, 2014: Flyers season over as they lose 2-1 at MSG; Will Kimmo return?

  Welcome to Around the Net, a bi-weekly look through linkage at the Philadelphia Flyers and other news from around the NHL. Today we look back at game 7 and ahead to the offseason. Will Kimmo Timonen be back for one more season? Mason great in loss The Flyers lost the series but found something else. A true #1 goalie. [ Narducci] [ Parent] Timmo...
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May 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Tuesday (4/15/14) Headlines

Bergen Record - Flyers’ Kimmo Timonen says Rangers will be favored Bergen Record - If Canucks fire Tortorella, he might not get another chance to be a head coach New York Post –  J.T. Miller back with Blueshirts New York Post –  Lundqvist: ‘I don’t feel I have to prove I can play in the playoffs’ New York Post –  Vegas starts Rangers at 20-1 to win Stanley Cup...
Via NY Rangers Blog
April 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Victorious in Penultimate Game

For the Philadelphia Flyers’ second to last game of the regular season against the host and rival Pittsburgh Penguins, a few of their regulars were rested. Nicklas Grossmann, Kimmo Timonen, and Steve Downie were healthy scratches along with the suspended Zac Rinaldo. Pittsburgh also held out a few of their regulars, including star center Evgeni Malkin […]
April 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers' Timonen returns, ready for 'playoff mode'

The Philadelphia Flyers will have one of their most important players back in the lineup when defenseman Kimmo Timonen returns Thursday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Timonen sat out Philadelphia's 1-0 shootout loss to the St. Louis Blues on Tuesday with an upper-body injury after being hit in the chin by a puck in their shootout loss to the Boston Bruins on Sunday. "...
Via Pro Sports Daily
April 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Timonen not with Flyers; Gustafsson to fill in

When was the last time Erik Gustafsson played in a game for the Flyers? The answer: Feb. 27 – after the Olympic break – as the Flyers awaited Kimmo Timonen’s return from Sochi. That was 14 games ago. It now appears the 25-year-old defenseman will again replace Timonen on Tuesday night in St. Louis when the Flyers face the Blues. Timonen, who was struck by a puck on the chin...
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April 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Weekend Sweep Of The Penguins More Than Just Four Points

from Rich Hofmann of the Philadelphia Daily News, The in-their-heads question was asked a few times after the game. I don't think that's it. The Penguins have a lot of injuries these days, and the Flyers get full marks for taking advantage of them. Yes, they still have Crosby and Evgeni Malkin, and that should win them a lot of games, but they are nicked and they know...
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March 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Flyers Rumor: Future unclear for Timonen

As he nears the end of his fifteenth season in the National Hockey League, Kimmo Timonen of the Philadelphia Flyers finds himself pondering what comes next, and retirement could well be in the offing.The one big thing missing from the resume' of one of the games better defensemen, is a Stanley Cup, and if the Flyers could somehow manage to capture the holy grail of hockey, this...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
March 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Morning After: Plenty of heroes in Flyers latest comeback effort

Vincent Lecavalier and Kimmo Timonen celebrate after Lecavalier scored to give the Flyers a 5-4 win over the Capitals in overtime on Sunday afternoon. (Photo Courtesy of The Comeback Kids did it again. Fresh off a 4-2 win over the New York Rangers, the first two periods were far from a good effort for the Flyers. It certainly seemed that playing three games in four days...
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March 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Tim Panaccio: Timonen Back But Won't Play

Kimmo Timonen will NOT play Thursday night when the Flyers resume their NHL schedule against the San Jose Sharks. He literally has no skating legs and is still tired and trying to readjust to our time zone. He admitted he is no longer "a young boy" who can make that trans-Atlantic adjustment as fast as he once could. Flyers coach Craig Berube agreed, too, saying that...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Putting On The Foil with @jsaquella: Ten Days To Deadline: Should The Flyers Follow The Sharks’ Lead?

Editors’ Note: Noted Philadelphia Flyers fan John Saquella is going beyond 140 characters. The man most of you probably know from social media as @jsaquella will bring you his wide-ranging opinion and commentary on the Orange and Black in his column Putting On The Foil. By John Saquella (@jsaquella) If I was the Flyers GM, there is one definite and sure fire approach I’d take...
Via The Hockey Guys
February 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Flight Plan: Back In Action

Image courtesy of Amy Irvin of 38Photography. The Philadelphia Flyers resume their regular season schedule this week with home games against the San Jose Sharks and New York Rangers. Kimmo Timonen won a bronze medal with team Finland in the Olympic tournament, while the other Flyer Olympians failed to place. Team Canada took home the gold medal in a 3-0 victory over Sweden. ...
Via Flyerdelphia
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Sunday Quick Hits

SUNDAY QUICK HITS * With the exception of Kimmo Timonen, who won a bronze medal at the Olympics with Team Finland yesterday, the Flyers will have their full contingent of players at practice today in Voorhees. The season resumes on Thursday, when the Flyers play host to the San Jose Sharks at the Wells Fargo Center. * The NHL trade freeze ends at midnight tonight. The NHL...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Saturday Quick Hits

SATURDAY QUICK HITS * Team Finland leads Team USA 2-0 early in the second of the gold medal game as of this writing. In his final Olympic game, soon-to-retire Teemu Selänne notched his 23rd career Olympic goal. Jussi Jokinen added to the lead moments later. Flyers defenseman Kimmo Timonen had an "oops" moment in the first period, knocking a broken stick on the...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 22, 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

Bill Meltzer: Meltzer's Musings: Schedule Breakdown, Timonen, Dineen, and More

A LOOK INSIDE THE FLYERS' REMAINING SCHEDULE With only defenseman Kimmo Timonen remaining in Sochi at the Olympics, the Flyers are getting closer and closer to having their full contingent of players back in Voorhees to begin preparations for a busy stretch drive. The Flyers have 23 games remaining on their 2013-14 regular season schedule. From here on out, the Flyers...
Via HockeyBuzz
February 21, 2014  |  Discuss
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