Thursday, January 27, 2011
Timonen One Away From One Hundred
The most goals Timonen has scored for the Flyers in a season is 8 (2007-2008). The most he's scored in a season is 13, something he did for the Nashville Predators twice (2001-2002 and 2006-2007). After putting his team up by two nearing the end of the first period Tuesday, Timonen celebrated his 3rd goal on the season. A modest amount for a puck moving defense man who plays 22 minutes a game. What many don't know is the goal was Timonen's 99th career goal. Being it is his 12th season in the NHL, the feat isn't all that impressive. However, I love Timonen and feel as though he should be praised every chance possible.
Since there aren't all that many chances to stand up and cheer Kimmo Timonen, I hope everybody whose in attendance (if it is a home game) does so when Timonen breaks the triple digit barrier. A very underrated player league wide, Timonen is a greatly appreciated by the Flyers' faithful. Here's an opportunity to reassure him of that.
Some of the beautiful work done by Kimmo Timonen.