Well I didn't think he would pull a Recchi and most people figured as much so this is not surprising nor a big revelation just an interesting tidbit that Timonen somewhat let slip..at least his intention right now.
“It would have been nice if we won the game. I’m not a big stat guy,” Timonen said. “But I’m sure in a couple years, two or three years when I retire, it’ll be a nice memory.”
This isn't the first time he's mentioned it. I don't want to think about life without Kimmo, but he's gotta do what he's gotta do. Kimmo getting the Cup is the #1 reason I want this team to win, and that's coming from someone who has spent the last 20+ years living and dying with this team.
He'll play out his contract and if haven't lift the Cup by then and the team is still competetive he'll sign one-year extension at discount. Then continue that until he wins the SC or completely run out of gas.