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The longevity of Kimmo Timonen


Before I begin, I'm new to the whole SBN stuff so don't kill me if I get it all wrong.

While listening to the new BSH Radio, I heard talk of replacing Kimmo Timonen (albeit for a short moment) and whether it be as a plan for long term or maybe even for this next season, I was unsure. That's what I'm here to get everyone's opinions on. 

I thought that I would break up the usual posts at this time about Paul Holmgren and Simon Gagne with something completely unrelated. Now as far as I can tell, the general consensus on Timonen is that he is an incredibly underrated player for the Flyers. Is that safe to say? As he approaches his later years (being 35 at the moment) how will the Flyers deal with his contract? Just as a refresher, he is signed until the 2012-2013 season with a cap hit of $6,333,333 and a NMC. I have to admit, I'm a relatively new fan and didn't watch most of the regular season, but from what I can tell, in the post-season he did a pretty good job. I'm just wondering if the Flyers will want to get rid of that huge salary for an older player. Maybe I'm saying the exact wrong thing because I have absolutely no clue what anyone thinks on this. But hey, Chris Pronger is playing with a cap hit of $4,921,429 until he's 42ish. That seems odd to me. But I'm probably wrong. So in conclusion, I'm just here to ask your opinion and what the people that are "in the loop" think, seeing as I have no clue. Will he live out his contract, maybe even get resigned? Or is all of this Gagne talk just a cover up to trade Timonen right now? Tell me what you think.

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