Game #21| Feb. 25, 2013|Maple Leafs at Flyers |7:00 p.m. ET
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02-25-2013, 11:16 PM
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**** has been happening far too often with Kimmo Timonen this year. The way he played to finish last year, he didn't deserve to get a 6M deal for 2013-2014. The way he has played thus far, he doesn't deserve 6M for 2013-2014.
Homer messed up. AGAIN. I don't understand why he couldn't just wait to see if maybe those injuries were going to add up / to make sure that Timonen can still make it through a full NHL season without the caliber of his play slipping.
Maybe we can still trade him though...
Cool. They could have let him walk and begun the experiment of Coburn being the team's number one defenseman. Would that have made you feel all warm and fuzzy inside? Realistically, there's not going to be anyone to get in the offseason that can fill the role of a number one, or even the role that Timonen currently plays. Not retaining him would've been an even bigger mistake than paying him 6 million for next season.
His play actually hasn't even been that bad. He's got eleven points in 21 games while still being the most positionally sound defenseman on the roster. He's not the same player as when he first came here, but he's been far and away the best defenseman on the team this season.
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