I guess Timmo is as underrated as they come, huh. I'd have wanted him on my team if he were available this off-season, and it sucks the Flyers have extended him.
This is a good signing. A bit pricey, no doubt, but it wasn't like his previous cap-hit was any lower. Without Pronger, the Flyers needed that veteran #1 guy and he is that guy. He clearly had the leverage in the negotiations.
So what moves are the Flyers going to do to stay under cap next year?
I'll just do this as a thought via CapGeek:
CAPGEEK.COM USER GENERATED ROSTER
My Custom Lineup
Scott Hartnell ($4.750m) / Claude Giroux ($3.750m) / Danny Briere ($6.500m)
Wayne Simmonds ($3.975m) / Sean Couturier ($1.375m) / Jakub Voracek ($4.250m)
Tye McGinn ($0.775m) / Brayden Schenn ($3.110m) / Matt Read ($0.900m)
Tom Sestito ($0.675m) / Maxime Talbot ($1.750m) / Eric Wellwood ($0.650m)
Zac Rinaldo ($0.600m) /
Kimmo Timonen ($6.000m) / Luke Schenn ($3.600m)
Braydon Coburn ($4.500m) / Nicklas Grossmann ($3.500m)
Andrej Meszaros ($4.000m) / Erik Gustafsson ($0.900m)
Bruno Gervais ($0.825m) /
Ilya Bryzgalov ($5.667m)
Chris Mason ($1.500m)
Buyout: Oskars Bartulis ($0.100m)
Buried: Chris Pronger ($4.011m)
CAPGEEK.COM TOTALS (follow @capgeek on Twitter)
(these totals are compiled with the bonus cushion)
SALARY CAP: $64,300,000; CAP PAYROLL: $64,862,381; BONUSES: $2,800,000
CAP SPACE (22-man roster): $2,237,619
And the only real signing outside the Flyers would be Mason (and this would be just a thought). Plus, CapGeek can only do burying in the minors, no LTIR, so it includes Pronger's cap buried in the minors (so the Flyers would actually have more room than shown).
Some posters in this topic prove how underrated player Kimmo Timonen is. He is not just a good puck-moving-defenceman, but also one of the best defensive players, who can blank the opposing 1st line day in day out. He is not overly physical, but he is like a pitbull, who is surprisingly strong and never gives up, and has excellent stick work defensively. Offensively he is also still very good, 6 points in 11 games. And currently he is the 5th in points for active defensemen on the career list. Also he is a good leader with almost 1000 NHL games + 300 other professional games of valuable experience under his belt. Maybe he has slowed down a little, as he is turning 38 next month, but still there's no way you could find a better dman with under 5 million dollars, as some people here would value him. Plus, it's only a one-year-deal, so what's the matter.
Last edited by Jack DiBiase: 02-08-2013 at 02:09 AM.