Kimmo Timonen will get his storybook ending and retire 'a champion'.
After 16 seasons, Timonen finally hoisted the Stanley Cup after Monday's Game 6 victory for Chicago over Tampa Bay. "It's been a long journey," Timonen said. One of the more successful athletes of his generation, Timonen still always found himself with the wrong endings. He has four Olympic medals, yet no golds. He went to three World Championships, and never won. He was even the defender who got beat when Patrick Kane sealed Chicago's first Cup during their current run, which was back in 2010. Tonight then marks the second time Kane made him cry. Timonen finishes seventh among all Finland-born players in scoring with 571 points across 1,108 games with Nashville, Philadelphia, and Chicago. Ironically Timonen didn't notch a single point for Chicago during his 16 games after the trade deadline, nor his 17 games for them in the postseason. "I was dreaming about this moment for a long time, and it's right here. This game has given me so much."
Tue, Jun 16, 2015 01:36:00 AM