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Thursday, March 26, 2009

NO LINEUP CHANGE/NEW GOALIE FOR NEXT YEAR?

Kimmo Timonen will play tonight. Turns out, through this entire maze of deception the Flyers tried to make us navigate, it was my initial source that was right all along.

Good job source!

Anyway, Timonen is going to play through whatever sickness he has, something he didn't do a few weeks ago when he missed a week with the flu.

Danny Syvret was called up as an emergency call up, something that teams are allowed to do without it counting against their four call-up limit after the trade deadline assuming they get permission from the league... which the Flyers did.

In other news...

The Flyers signed free agent Swedish golaie Johan Backlund on a one-year contract for the 2009-10 season.

Backlund, 27, has spent his entire career in Sweden and played for his country in the 2007 World Championships. His team finished fourth in the tournament.

This could spell the end of Antero Niittymaki's career with the Flyers. An unrestricted free agent, he probably won't be re-signed assuming the Flyers make an offer to fellow free agent Marty Biron.

Backlund would replace Niittymaki as the team's backup.

3 Comments:

Anonymous Aaron said...

interesting with the goalie. always saw biron leaving over nitty.

March 26, 2009 at 7:04 PM 
Blogger Donna said...

Had Syvret played tonight with the Flyers, he would have stood a chance of playing games on five consecutive nights.

He played for the Phantoms last night. Tonight he might have played with the Flyers. And on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday, the Phantoms have games.

If Kimmo is healthy enough to play, I hope the Flyers send Syvret back to the Phantoms. He's one of our top defensemen; we need as many of our top guys as possible in our lineup as we battle for the final playoff berth.

March 26, 2009 at 7:18 PM 
Blogger JulieML24 said...

Kimmo's tough, I'm glad he's on the ice tonight. Here's hoping for some more goals in the 3rd period!!! And I'm glad that Hartnell got his goal on his wig night too!!!!

March 26, 2009 at 8:43 PM 

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