Coburn played an outstanding game tonight, especially in the third period, and it was awesome to see. If he plays that physical and aggressive all the time he is going to be an absolute stud. if he keeps getting better we will be in good hands on the blue line for a while with kimmo, cobie, and parent(almost there)
also alberts was awesome tonight as well. him and cobie had a couple of shifts in a row where they just man-handled the mtl forwards down low. if they both kept playing like that, they would be a big pain in the ass to play against(emphasis on big)
anyway i just thought is give these guys some credit(since they rarely get any), since everything is so negative around these parts all the time...especially regarding our defense
(...jones played very well tonight too, but i dont want to start a fire, so i wont mention it)
If Parent and Sbisa are solid NHL'rs by October 2010, then we should try to package Kimmo in a deal.
Though he's a fantastic D-man and a fan favorite, his contract is probably the worst on the team.
Kimmo Timmonen is a top 10 defenseman in teh NHL, probably around #6-8. he is worth the money. He is the point of the PP< on teh 1st PK, leads teh team in TOI almost everygame, is a leader for the other d-men and whole team in general
there are players on this etam to argue that there contracts stink. I would never say this about Timmonen.
Timmonen- 6.3 mil
Lidstrom- 7.6 mil
Redden- 6.5 mil
Green- 6 mil
Also, Timmonens contract was front loaded. This means the last 2 years, we basically are hardly paying him money, and can sell him to a small market etam relatively easily.
But that is teh price you have to pay for top d-men. You are not the first one to bring this point up, but i completely disagree. defense is not teh area where you go for cheaper players
Kimmo Timonen Philadelphia Flyers
Annual cap hit: $6.3 million
Signed until: 2012-13
More financial floundering in Philly! Timonen is under contract until he’s 38. Granted, it’s not like he’s undeserving of the big money he’s currently earning. He leads all Flyers d-men in scoring and plays a tonne of minutes. But there’s trouble down the road. Philly has two prized defensive prospects in Braydon Coburn and Ryan Parent, both of whom are set to become restricted free agents in the summer of 2010. Considering the Flyers already have $42 million in cap space committed to the 2010-11 season (and that doesn’t include a single goalie), we’re thinking resigning them might prove difficult.
Oh, man, I knew that would get some bad reactions.
I didn't say "Timonen is a bad player". I said that his contract his bad. Along with Briere's, it's one of the worst in the league.
He's signed until he's almost 39, and though the contract is "front loaded", we're still going to be paying him a ton way past his prime.
We're going to be paying a 5'10'', 38-year-old millions over market value if we can't drop him.
Naw I still say we keep him. The guy is our defense. For playing in all situations, hardly ever making mistakes, and pretty much leading our defense, he is hardly overpaid. I dont know why but so many people here think that if we run with a bunch of under 25 defencemen we will get somewhere... without veteran leadership our defense will fall COMPLETELY apart.
I think this is the first time I have seen someone not like Kimmo.
why are we discussing kimmo? this was about the positive play of braydon and alberts and even jones. lets talk bout that. btw this is braydons 4th year iuno where this sophmore slump is coming from. its his second full season in philly lol.
And what if they turn into a bust and start struggling... see dude we cant play the "what if" game until it comes
...they were rhetorical questions, man. That was the entire point.
But, anyway, I am perhaps agonizing too far in advance over the loss of these defensive prospects. ...and, of course, this isn't entirely the fault of Kimmo's deal. Lupul's and Briere's deal do arguably more to restrict our options against their value.