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03-06-2013, 08:17 AM
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RJ8812
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Originally Posted by GKJ View Post
They didn't have a choice. Had the Flyers not signed Timonen, the best defenseman on the UFA market was Timonen himself. Might have been different if Holmgren could have sign any of the umpteen defensemen he's targetted last summer, but he didn't.
This is true, but I fail to believe Holmgren couldnt have gotten him signed at a lower cap hit

Holmgren: "Kimmo, we would like to extend you for another season. How much would it take to get it done?"
Timonen: "I would be fine with $5million"
Holmgren: "We'll give you $6million"
Timonen: "But I said...."
Holmgren: "$6million works for us"

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