Flyers acquire Mattias Timander from the Islanders

The Philadelphia Flyers picked up yet another defenceman on Thursday, acquiring Matthias Timander from the New York Islanders for a seventh-round pick in 2004.

The Flyers blueline has taken a huge hit recently, with Eric Desjardins, Marcus Ragnarsson, Dennis Seidenberg and Jim Vandermeer all out. Philadelphia added defenseman Danny Markov on Tuesday, and he will be playing in his second game with the team tonight.

Timander has a goal and an assist in five games with New York this season.

9 Responses to Flyers acquire Mattias Timander from the Islanders

  1. Bretzky says:

    … why?

    timander blows.

  2. matteo says:

    This is purely to fill a need right now. A 7th rounder is fine for Timander. He isn’t that good, but at least he is an NHL player. Let’s face it alot of 7th rounders never even play in the NHL.

    Decent trade fills a need and he didnt have to take players off of the roster or the minors. Good move

  3. CechmanekForVezina says:

    At least SOME kind of decent trade finally happened. No one cares about 7th round picks.

  4. nskerr says:

    And the Isles at least saved about $600,000 in what remained on his contract for a AHL defenseman.

  5. Aetherial says:

    Salary dump by the Islanders and some depth/fill-in that is very much needed on the Flyers at the moment.

    works for both teams.

  6. DirtySanchez says:

    Yes Timander does blow but so does matteo and he is still around.

  7. matteo says:

    Maybe if I blew as much as dirty sanchez I could make some money in the men’s room glory holes too. Hey look at it this way Sanchez at least you are getting paid for something you love to do!!

  8. CechmanekForVezina says:

    matteo rules as much as his email address, which is a lot.

  9. kidhenry1 says:

    I never really like Timander. But he’s long since been replaced by Sven Butenschon and Radek Martinek. A salary dump never hurt anybody. Maybe it will shut up everybody saying that they need to give Hamrlik and Peca to the Maple Leafs to save a miniscule amount…

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