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09-06-2010, 12:39 AM
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Originally Posted by Mgkibbles View Post
Nobody is going to push Pronger out. Timonen is far more expendable than one of the best defenseman to ever play the game.
Timonen isn't expendable. People who think he's regressing are stupid.

If you check his numbers last year, he only missed the year before by a handful of points. His +/- suffered, but a lot of that had to do with his partners and his difficulty in adjusting to his new role after being the single most important piece of our team for the two years prior.

He even had his best year he's had with us, in terms of playoff contribution.

The way Timonen plays should allow him to play out his contract without missing a beat, and until he stops being one of the most effective yet unheralded defensemen in the league, I see no reason to dump him.

The end.

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