Kimmo Timonen not nominated for Masterton Trophy


Maybe this is a flaw in the Masterton Trophy nomination process: Currently 30 players are nominated, one from every team in the NHL. But some years, you get a team like the Flyers, where nobody is deserving, and you get a team like the Blackhawks, where both Scott Darling and Kimmo Timonen were deserving.

For the record, the Philadelphia chapter of the PHWA, which votes on this award, would have nominated Timonen had they been allowed. Rules say they couldn't since he is not an active member of the Flyers.