Kimmo Timonen To Play Game 4

With Johnny Oduya a question mark – he missed practice on Wednesday and was banged up in Game Three – it appears veteran Kimmo Timonen will draw into the lineup for the Blackhawks for Game Four. Timonen will reportedly replace Kyle Cumiskey; rookie Trevor van Riemsdyk will stay in the lineup.

It also appears Kris Versteeg could return to the lineup in place of Bryan Bickell. Coach Joel Quenneville made that swap in practice lines Wednesday morning.

28 thoughts on “Kimmo Timonen To Play Game 4

  1. Cumiskey out, looks like Oduya will play. Versteeg in for Bickell, who said “it’s disappointing”. Well Bicks, look in the mirror.

  2. Kimmo- makes BBank look like Leddy… Wish SB could have figured way to keep BBank “in Play”… in case of such emergency….

  3. How but playing 7 defensemen and 11 forwards? Perhaps a little more rotation can keep everyone on D more fresh against the speedy TB forwards. Plus, Q has been double-shifting Kane a bit so that can continue.

  4. Well… Kimmo will probably be smart enough to tackle the man streaking through the middle of the ice, unlike Cumiskey who has been a spectator.

  5. Problem with 44 tackling someone is he can’t skate fast enough to catch anyone, let along tackle them. I am afraid there are going to be lots of very nervous Hawks fans tonight every time 44 gets on the ice. Guy can’t skate, and gets knocked around like a rag doll.

    Yikes… day was going well until I heard about this one.

    Ice likely to be soft at UC tonight as its quite hot outside today in the Chicago area. Lots of bouncing and rolling pucks likely.

    Lets Go Hawks!

  6. Booman- if that’s Kimmo’s job… we sure could have used in Game 2 when Crow forgot to Butterfly on Kut-yer-cock-ov”s deflection!!!!

  7. All this talk about the hawks being decimated because of the lack of quality defensive skaters to plug into incase of injury. Who with the initials of
    SB is completely holding the bag for this Tallon was given the pink slip because qualify offers or whatever didnit go out in time. Where was Bowman as assistant Gm To warn Tallon of the impedning problem was he hoping that Tallon would get the hook/. and he would be named GM , Bowman familly is supposed to be hockey royality in my mind they are the court jesters if the Hawks lose the cup over this lack of defensemen I hope Rocky fires the little weasel which is what happened to tallon over a smaller misstep

  8. ^ Bronco you’ve been harping on that narrative for quite a while but it’s not even close to the whole story. Tallon got aced out because he and McDonough got along like oil and water and neither wanted to work with the other.

    And Rocky Wirtz is extremely pleased with the work Stan Bowman has done, so maybe write Rocky a letter if you want to keep going with it.

  9. Wall for someone who claims they don’t hate Crawford you sure bash him every chance you get … every single topic.

    And before you launch into a monologue … we get it. $6M is too much.

  10. Hof… Did you take the crabby pills this morning? Hopefully you won’t need them after tonight’s game.

    …with Versteeg AND Timonen in the line-up, we may all be taking the crabby pills tomorrow…

  11. God save the Queen. Cumiesky was terrible…Runblad was terrible…BUT Kimmo can’t skate and Tampa Bay can really, really, really skate. Please o’ please let Keith, Seabrook, Hjalmarsson and Oduya to have superhuman like lung capacity and stamina tonight, because we are up shit creek without a paddle of van Riemsdyk and Kimmo are on the ice for anything north of 5 minutes each. And Crawford? Well, you had better bring your A plus game tonight and be able to withstand the barrage you are surely to face tonight. Sorry, but the defense in front of you has been compromised and its now time for you to lose the shakes and stand on our head.

  12. Cumiskey can skate really well but can’t defend, 44 has degraded skating but can defend. I will listen to Troy tonight, my BP can’t take watching this. Go Hawks

  13. Yesterday when Pierre M was asked if we were ‘done’ if 27 was out for the series, he was certain we weren’t because we had 44 for as a plugin and suggested Timonen would be better if given a more traditional role and regular minutes. 24 hrs later I still cant believe what I heard.

    I may go with John and Troy too Nettle

  14. Okay…….I did everything that I could to change our “puck luck” for tonight’s game……..I lit some candles at church, bought coffee for a police officer at the gas station, mowed my neighbors lawn and helped an old man cross the street. As I looked up at the wise, old, crippled man, I realized it was Kimmo Timmonen and walked back into traffic!!

    Just kidding boys!! I believe that we will win tonight!!

  15. I’m nervous about tonight, like just about everyone else. But, here’s what I’m hoping for tonight:
    (1) I hope Doc will for once pronounce Hjalmarsson’s name correctly.
    (2) I hope that TVR feels more comfortable with a game under his belt, and his play reflects that.
    (3) I hope that Q’s move to put Timonen in tonight results in his name being on the cup as an automatic addition since he played in a game in the SCF for the winning team.
    (4) I hope that the crowd is on their feet the whole damn time, and is not just populated by those who paid $1000 bucks per seat on the aftermarket to populate the 300 level and aren’t real hockey fans.
    Other than that, I’m just simply hoping for a really good hockey game. I will be no fair weather fan.

  16. Hof- You still don’t really get it… it’s not About Crow… it’s about $$$ for that position …. if it was ANY $6-10M goalie… doing that… I would Rant the same way…

    But- if it were a $1-$3M goalie… I would bitch about the $3-$5M d-man not doing the job… back to Preds game 1… most or ALL of those Crow gaa… were not his fault… but the fault of Lame ass D men, letting guys skate fast and pick corners…. NO Goalie stops those… But Perhaps another $5M D-man Prevents most of those snipe chances from happening…

  17. Wall, I assume you can read, but can you comprehend what you read? I’m not sure. Go back and read my post, I’m crystal clear what your never ending rant is about, you only repeat it every day. $6M is too much for the goalie position. 6M is too many times to post your same theory too.

    The fact remains you love ranting about Crawford and blame him for goals at every opportunity. Just about every day, in fact. Then when someone points out your schtick to you, you get bothered by it and claim no one truly understands what you’re saying. So you say it again. And again.

    Go ahead and do what you want, I’m going to sit this series out. Tab can deal with it if he so chooses. Let’s see if the board gets your “Crawford is at fault for this, that, and the other thing and $6M is too much for a goalie” monologue again. I bet the answer is yes.

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