You wish he'd take that much of a cut but I bet he won't. He's carried the team's defense and put up massive minutes. He should be paid what he's worth instead of less because the fans want him to. He should also continue to have a NMC. He is earning his salary more than anyone else on this team and the cap is likely going up again, new CBA or not.
Oh I agree. Huge Timonen fan. But honestly, how many 38 or so yr olds get paid big money? I think he would sign just to get a chance to win the cup (if he thinks the Flyers can do it). Also him and Hartnell are really good friends, I can see him staying instead of moving around when he is going to retire soon. I just look at the past signings, and cant see many if any teams signing a 38 yr old to big money.
I do think he might go back to Finland and finish up his hockey career there.