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10-13-2013, 12:18 AM
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Winston Wolf
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Originally Posted by Prongo View Post
The one major problem I have with people complaining about kimmo is he is by far still this teams best defensive zone defender. It's not even close. He is rarely, I mean rarely, out of position in the d-zone. He plays a great, sound defensive game, even though he has lost some foot speed.

Also the pass he tried to make he clearly fanned on it. It he doesn't fan on it, giroux might roof the shot and tie the game up. Yes the opportunity for the shot was there, but he tried to set up a player with the goalie going laterally across the crease. It sucks that it didn't get through, but I won't crucify him for it. He's defensive zone play is what is most important, and he provides that better than anyone else
Timonen is fine and the people saying he's done are wrong. That being said, he's playing too much and he shouldn't be the go to guy on the point at this junction of his career. He's overall been good, but his mistakes have been glaring and at crucial times in each game.

We've seen some boneheaded plays from Rinaldo and Rosehill this season, but Timonen's play tonight was the worst. He had the best look in front of the net that anyone has had all year and he made a real terrible decision. Even if he got that pass through, it wasn't even a guarantee Giroux would've gotten a shot off as the defender was pretty tight on him.

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