Timonen : A+
6.3 mill/yr - signed thru 2012/13
Kimmo is this generations Mark Howe. If he stays healthy, he will outperform his stellar 07-08 season by 10 points. So far this season Timonen leads all Flyers defenders with 28 pts in 42 games (.67ppg). Those numbers rank him 13th overall in the league, keeping stride with elite players like Lidstrom, Campbell, Pronger, etc. Kimmo is +3 for the season with only 32pims over his 25:15 TOI/G. His PP TOI averages to 4:21.
Coburn : A-
1.3 mill/yr - signed thru 2009/10
Coburn is on pace with his last season's performance. He is a great team player, strong around the net, solid positioning and is very competetive (note fist pumping last playoffs). He has chipped in 17 points and played in all 43 games (.4ppg). With +1 and 54pims his defensive presence commands respect! He ranks 1st on the team in ice-time TOI/G 25:17 and has PP/TOI/G 2:49. Braydon is 23 yrs old.
2.9 mill/yr - signed thru 2011/12
A steal of a trade in my opinion (although post-Flyers Eminger has been red hot). Carle has chipped in 9pts in his 25 games as a Flyer (.36ppg). With a respectable +6 and only 4 pims over 22:02 TOI/G !! He ranks 3rd in PP/TOI/G for defencemen at 2:15 and is also only 23 yrs old.
1.0 mill/yr - signed thru 2008/09
Ossi, Ossi, Ossi goes the chant on youtube! I can now see why he is such a respected defenceman at all levels of play. He is positionally sound, a solid pass/outlet and hits hard. A respectful 9 points in 35 games (.26ppg) with a +4 rating and 22pim. At 19:58 TOI/G he gets a lot of ice-time because he is often paired with Timonen, and they are a great compliment together. He also gets props for being a great value at his 1mill salary. Come on Homer, Ossi needs to be re-signed to a multi-year contract!
2.75 mill/yr - signed thru 2009/10
With only 1 point in 11 games (.1ppg) since his return from IR, Jones is obviously still working to get back to last season's form. I expect Randy will either be traded to clear up much needed cap space, or we will hold on to him and hope that he comes back to last seasons form come playoff time. He has a +2 rating with only 6pims over a team fourth 18:34 TOI/G and 1:16 PP/TOI/G. When on his game, he is an impact 2nd line defender.
1.223 mill/yr - signed thru 2008/09
A great surprise! Although Alberts has had a handful of weaker performances,<br>he has generally been a very steady and reliable 3rd pairing defenceman. <br>He has chipped in 10 points in 40 games (.25ppg) and has a team leading +7 <br>(tied with Carle) with a nice 42pims. He is a gritty player, and Im sure there's no <br>love lost from Hartnell's hit from last season. He averages 15:21 TOI/G and has been a surprisingly solid pickup at just over a mill.
0.875 mill/yr - signed thru 2010/11
Flyers score big in this years draft! Luca will turn 19 in 2 weeks. Offence, Defence.. what a talented rookie! His stats are 7 points in 38 games (.19ppg). He makes mistakes, as any rookie is prone to do, which is apparent in his -4 and 36pims, but his overall game is very respectable, averaging a whopping 17:34 TOI/G. Stevens has rewarded the kid with 1:40 PP/TOI/G and a few games playing forward position! With Sbisa in the mix as our 7th defender, I feel good about our Defensive depth come playoffs.
Kukkonen 2p/19gp(.11ppg) -1/10pim toi/g 11:10 played some forward and now has been waived again.
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