2013 Fantasy Hockey Waiver Wire: D Kimmo Timonen

By Adam McGill
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The Philadelphia Flyers haven’t exactly been the most productive team for  fantasy hockey fans this season. The team is 26th in the league in scoring (2.2 goals/game) and has had problems lighting the lamp game after game.

Lately, though, the team has received some quality shifts from D Kimmo Timonen. 

It took Timonen 21 games to score his first goal, but the 38-year-old finally scored on November 19th. He is starting to show up more in the box score and the defenseman is shooting the puck much more. He has averaged 2.7 shots on net over the last seven games and the blueliner is starting to become much more involved in Philly’s offense.

Timonen has also racked up three power play assists on the year, as the team loves his veteran leadership with the man advantage. The team is not afraid of having Timmo out there for a couple extra shifts per game and the defender has skated over 20 minutes in 12 of his last 13 contests. With that kind of ice time, it is only a matter of time until Timonen starts filling out the box score.

The veteran is worth taking a shot on at this point in the season. Timonen was owned in nearly every format (90 %) at the beginning of the year but was dropped in thousands of leagues after a slow start. He is producing again and is still available in just 47% of CBS leagues, so don’t be afraid to add him off the wire.

After all, there are worse defenders to take a flyer on.


Adam McGill is the Senior Fantasy Sports Writer at Rant Sports. Follow him on Twitter @adammcgill83, like him on Facebook, or add him to you networks on Google here or here.

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