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03-05-2012, 05:48 PM
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Originally Posted by Sturminator View Post
I think seventies was disputing the claim Kimmo's perfectly normal postseason icetime increase (virtually all top unit skaters go up in icetime in the POs as benches shorten) is evidence of him being a big game player, which is a legitimate gripe.
I guess...I mean, he played very well, which is a pretty good indication of being a big game player to me. I guess it would be really notable if he was playing 33:00 a night, but that doesn't seem reasonable to expect from Kimmo Timonen. Outside of the true top dogs in the league (Pronger, Lidstrom, Chara), I'd bet Timonen compares pretty well with that second tier of playoff defensemen since the lockout.

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