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01-10-2010, 09:26 PM
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Originally Posted by btn View Post
Come on Timonen is 34, and is signed for 3 more years with a $6.5 million/year cap hit.

Timonen's current play is not a blip on the radar, he is on the decline while Enstrom is coming into his prime.
your right his playing in the flyers system brought him down from 50+ points he put up in nashville to the 40+ he puts up here. timo is better offensively and defensively and being a veteran he doesnt make the stupid mistakes a 25 year old does. he may over the next 5 years decline to enstroms peak level but to compare the two you are assuming that a) timo does start showing his age (which he hasnt) and rapidly and b) that enstrom continues to accelrate his development at an equal rate. the difference between the two is dramatic and yes it may over time make the two players comparable but no they arent now and enstrom wont be the better player during the life of either of thier contracts.

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