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02-07-2013, 10:46 PM
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I'm as big a fan of Timonen's stellar play as a Flyer as most here, but I still don't understand the timing. 10 games in and with the team at 4-6, why the big need to shore up Timonen right away for next year?

Unless Timonen's agent gave Holmgren an ultimatum that he resigns now or Timonen tests FA, and blocks any trade at the deadline, all I see is an option-limiting move at arguably market value (ie, no savings). If this season goes south, Timonen would be a gleaming jewel Holmgren could have worked off. It doesn't even matter if Holmgren was against dealing Timonen away, he could still have generated conversation.

I don't get it.

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