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Flyers sign Timonen to a one-year extension, reported at $6m and a NMC (upd: post #1)
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02-06-2013, 11:49 PM
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Wow. Another horrible Holmgren contract. Can't say I'm surprised though. 6M dollars to plug a massive crack with a small 38 year old seal. This is the type of desperate move you make when you have a clear plan for the future, ie If you have a top-notch PMD prospect, but he's still a year away, so you overpay your aging current top PMD to stay 1 last year and bridge the gap. We have no such long term plan. Holmgren has no vision. Holmgren's calendar only has 3 months on it, never looks further ahead than that.
Or maybe Holmgren subscribed to the Mayan calendar and he expected it to all be over so he feels he's just playing with house $.
At the very least, if Timonen wasn't going to give us a homedown discount, couldn't we have waited till the year was almost over to make sure Timonen is still healthy and hasn't slowed down massively?
Oh who am I kidding, that would make too much sense.
This is not a bad contract at all. 1 year...is nothing.
Only the ownership can complain about the money spent...because it doesn't matter to the rest of us.
There is ZERO downside to this move. IF he gets hurt and cannot play, there is LTIR, to free up cap space...There is NOBODY else available at his level.
People really have no idea how good this guy is.
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