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08-28-2013, 08:34 PM
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Originally Posted by OccupySouthBroadSt View Post
I'm a huge Timonen fan and when people are razzing him during the season b/c he seems a step behind for whatever reason (usually due to an injury) I tend to bite my tongue. Having said this, while I agree he is a steadying presence in the Mark Howe mold ...if there are some serious and obvious issues with needing a big minutes D man to fill the Pronger void that remains unfilled (and one can be had by some miracle) I'm not sure how prudent it is to tie up money in Timonen for another season even at spot duty? I'm just thinking pragmatically from a business standpoint....
I highly doubt he'd be re-upping for $6m per year. And anything sub-5m would be excellent value for what he (still) brings to the table. I understand what you're saying, but I have no fear that Holmgren will still manage to land said Pronger replacement if he becomes available whilst retaining Timonen.

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