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03-29-2011, 01:40 PM
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Originally Posted by ShotScore View Post
That's debatable. Let's take a look at players who are similarly paid like Timonen and see how he stacks up against them.

1. Duncan Keith-Salary-$8 million-Cap Hit: 5.551 6 goals 35 assists 41 points in 75 games played.

2. Chris Pronger-Salary-$7.6 million-Cap Hit: 4.921 4 goals 21 assists 25 points in 50 games played.

3. Zdeno Chara-Salary-$7.5 million-Cap Hit: 7.5 13 goals 29 assists 42 points in 75 games played.

4. Brian Campbell-Salary-$7.140 million-Cap Hit: 7.140 4 goals 21 assists 25 points in 58 games played.

5. Dion Phaneuf-Salary-$7 million-Cap Hit: 6.5 7 goals 22 assists 29 points in 60 games played.

6. Kimmo Timonen-Salary-$7 million-Cap Hit: 6.333 5 goals 28 assists 33 points in 75 games played.

Is there anyone on this list you would take Timonen over?
Uh, yeah. We already have Pronger so that's irrelevant. I take him over Phaneuf and Campbell without blinking. Then I take him over Chara because Chara is prone to being soft at times, and simply doesn't seem to bring his absolute all for every shift like Timonen does.

Now is also when I'd like to point out that Goals and Assists are not indicative of who is the better defenseman.

Originally Posted by ShotScore View Post
But it's not all that matters to fans.

Fans want to see top level paid players play top level. Every night.
I'm a fan and I don't give a crap what he makes, I only care about cap hit. Well then, so much for that argument.

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