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07-08-2012, 09:02 PM
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Originally Posted by hockeyfreak7 View Post
I dont understand your point.

Salo is almost a guarantee to get injured each year, and he is guaranteed to play games at significantly less than 100%.

What does Timonen have to do with that?

Also, for the record, "hurt" and "injured" are not the same. Timonen is often "hurt"-- Salo is often "injured".
You don't think guys played injured the later it gets into the season? Being injured is not exclusive to missing games.

Originally Posted by DrinkFightFlyers View Post
There is a big difference between signing a 7th dman or 13th forward with the expectation of them not playing every night and signing a regular guy who will only play at best 80% of the season. Come on.
Every team routinely has a few players who miss a quarter of the season (not always the same players), and know to plan to have to use 8 or 9 or 10 defensemen. The Flyers still need to figure out which other defenseman besides Timonen can run a power play, given what would have been Salo's role on the team and is rather effective at it, it would have been a risk worth taking. I wouldn't have given him a 2nd year though.

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