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Timonen "99 Percent Sure" That Next Season Is His Last

The Flyers were put in a bind and Kimmo Timonen knew it.

Using the tough situation the Flyers were in, Timonen used it to his advantage to sign a one-year, $6 million deal with the Flyers for the 2013-14 season. But for Timonen, next season could be his last.

"That's it. 99 percent sure that's my last," said the 37-year-old Finnish defenseman, who is in the middle of his 13th season in the NHL.

Timonen, who will be 38 next month, was going to be an unrestricted free agent at the end of this season before signing his extension. He was unsure whether or not this was going to be his last season in the NHL, but some conversations with general manager Paul Holmgren helped changed those feelings.

(Photo by Len Redkoles/NHLI via Getty Images)

Failure to Develop a Blue Line May Have Cost the Flyers JvR

Saturday night against Carolina, the Flyers dressed Kimmo Timonen, Luke Schenn, Braydon Coburn, Nicklas Grossmann, Kurtis Foster, and Bruno Gervais as their defense.

All six shared one thing in common -- not a single one of them were drafted by the Flyers.

In fact, the Flyers have a consistent issue with things like that. Since the lost season of 2004-05, the Flyers have not gotten more than 150 games played from a defensemen they drafted and only one home grown defensemen has played more than 200 games in a Flyers uniform since that time, Randy Jones, an undrafted defender.

(Pictured: Braydon Coburn and Kimmo Timonen. Photo by Jim McIsaac/Getty Images)

Scott Laughton Sent to Juniors

The Flyers had to make a decision before tonight's game, and they did so two hours before the puck dropped for tonight's game.

The Flyers announced that they will send 18-year-old forward Scott Laughton back to the Oshawa Generals of the OHL.

Flyers general manager Paul Holmgren let Laughton know this afternoon that he was sending him back to Oshawa. Holmgren said it was a difficult decision but it was in the best interest of Laughton that he was sent back.

Scott Hartnell's Injury the Latest Bit of Bad Luck for the Flyers

Forwards are dropping like flies for the Flyers, and Scott Hartnell could be next on the list.

The Flyers left winger was injured late in Tuesday's 3-0 loss to the devils. With 6:53 remaining in the game, Kimmo Timonen fired a slap shot that hit Hartnell in the left foot, hobbling him.

Danny Briere Has Hairline Fracture; Could Still Return Soon

The Flyers are expecting to start the season without injured forward Danny Briere.

But in a turn of events, Briere could actually return sooner than expected. Flyers GM Paul Holmgren said that Briere is, "healing really well and going in the right direction" in regards to Briere's wrist injury sustained in Europe at the end of December.

Holmgren then said that the forward had incurred a stress fracture on his left wrist. Originally the team thought Briere had a sprain or a bone bruise.

Schenn Brothers Re-Unite in Philly

A dream come true.

That’s exactly how both Brayden and Luke Schenn feel after Luke was traded from Toronto to Philadelphia on Saturday afternoon for James van Riemsdyk.

Luke, 22, will join his 20-year-old brother Brayden in Philadelphia a year after Brayden was acquired from the Los Angeles Kings in a package deal for Mike Richards.

If Bryz Is Hurt, This Is (Probably) When It Happened

Yesterday afternoon, NBC 10’s Howard Eskin tweeted that a source close to the situation had told him that Ilya Bryzgalov was questionable for Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals with a hip injury.

Flyers Face Panthers As Spring Playoff Atmosphere Arrives

In Philadelphia, spring is in the air you can hear the birds sing during the day and the crickets chirp at night. The weather is starting to warm up now, Major League Baseball's spring training has already begun and the Philadelphia Flyers are getting in playoff mode.

The feeling arrived this weekend during back-to back matinee games starting with the defending Stanley Cup champion Boston Bruins.

Trade Deadline Gone, Roster Set As Flyers Face Sharks

With the trade deadline in their review mirrors, the Philadelphia Flyers (34-20-7) close out a four game road trip tonight when they face the San Jose Sharks (32-22-7).

The Flyers were quiet on trade deadline day this season but have not been quiet the last two weeks, adding Nick Grossman and Pavel Kubina to shore up their defense for this season's playoff run.

Trade Deadline Creates Frenzy in Philadelphia

The trade winds are blowing all over the NHL and its pipelines. Twitter is ablaze with rumors, Facebook is full of propositions, and everyone is on pins and needles.

It’s what makes the NHL trade deadline among the most frantic and fun days of the sports year. Every team has problems and every follower of the team knows exactly what the cure will be for their woes.

When the trade finally goes down, many will ooh and aah over the new shiny toy in the home sweater.

In Philadelphia, it’s a little bit different.

The beast that is the media climate of the City of Brotherly Love seems to remain at a fever pitch. If it’s not about what right-handed bat the Phillies should acquire, it’s about what the Eagles should do with their disgruntled wide receiver.

It goes on and on and it never stops.