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Petey21 02-11-2004 08:15 AM

Mattias Timander
 
How do you people think Mattias Timander has been doing since he was acquired? Does he get alot of ice time, or any at all? What are his strenghts/weaknesses? I'm from a town near his hometown in Sweden and would like to know. Thanks for your time. :)

MojoJojo 02-11-2004 09:02 AM

He is defenseman number six. Has been a great pickup for the Flyers. Better than Chris Therien and Jim Vandermeer (and Eric Weinrich for that matter, which really surprises me). Big, plays hard, takes the body, hasnt made too many mistakes, very solid defensive D-man. I keep expecting him to have a lousy game, and then everyone will say "Oh, thats why he cost us so little". But he hasnt.

augster 02-11-2004 09:45 AM

I like the way he plays. And more importantly, I think Coach Hitchcock likes the way he plays. Timander knows what he can do and what his limitations are, and plays a smart game working within his limits.

Offhand I'd say he plays about 17 minutes a game.

I think he'll still be playing regularly when Desjardins returns, with Therien taking a seat.

Teezax 02-11-2004 09:50 AM

Well Timander came into the organization with the expectations of only being a temporary replacement, however he has made an impact on the coaching staff forcing the organization to trade Weinrich for a bag of salty peanuts. I see him doing the same thing for Therien once Rico is back in full form. I personally enjoy watching him play his game out there, and is clearly more focused on his part thanks to a great coaching unit he has here in Philly. I'm sure his future in Philly looks good for now.

swflyers8* 02-11-2004 10:16 AM

Mattias has been a surpise and welcome pickup for the Flyers.
He doesn't play above his ability. He plays within his limits. He knows he has good size and he uses it to his advantage. He has laid a lot of good hits on a lot of guys so far. He doesn't make the stupid pass and he plays more physical than KJ, Therien or Pitkanen. That is what the Flyers needed. Both him and Markov add a physical presence to this defense which is great to have going into the playoffs. He will be a good defenseman now and in the future for us.

Robertsson 4-ever 02-11-2004 10:56 AM

Nice to see Timander is doing well. Earlier in the season, when playing for Bridgeport, Modo in the Swedish Elite Leauge gave him a contract offer but Timmy said no. Lucky for him and lucky for Philly. :rolly:


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