A bold and smart move by the club.
Timonen, 37, is currently playing in his sixth season with Philadelphia but it feels like it's been an eternity. The talented veteran quickly bounced back from offseason back surgery and was ready to play in this shortened season—proving he still has some gas let in the tank.
There's no denying the talented defender has lost a step on the ice, but Kimmo at 80 percent is better than half the defenders in the NHL.
He is an important asset to the Philadelphia Flyers and this signing was necessary. Here are five reasons it was a smart idea for the club to sign Kimmo Timonen.