Weeks ago, when it looked like Kimmo Timonen would return to the Wells Fargo Center ice in a Flyers jersey this season, we proposed welcoming him back like this:
I'd love to do something like Ottawa's "Alfie Chant" for Timonen whenever he returns to the lineup. Chant "Kimmo" at 4:40 of the period?— Shawny Hill (@ShawnyHill) February 25, 2015
We want to do something based on what Ottawa did for Daniel Alfredsson back in 2012. Perhaps start spelling out K - I - M - M - O at 4:46, then, at 4:40, start chanting "KIMMO! KIMMO! KIMMO!" until the crowd dies down. So K at 4:46, I at 4:45 and so on.
You guys were pretty receptive to the idea!
Tonight, Kimmo returns to Philly. It's not exactly as we originally planned, and he'll be doing it in a Chicago Blackhawks sweater. But we still think this chant is a perfect way to honor his legacy as a Flyer.
So, here's the plan: At Wednesday night's game, let's do this. Here's how it looked in Ottawa when they did it for Daniel Alfredsson: