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It was a deal that worked in favor of both parties. The Flyers needed to unload a defenseman by Monday's trade deadline and stock up draft picks. Kimmo Timonen wanted one last shot to win.
He now has it as a member of the Chicago Blackhawks. The Flyers traded the 39-year old defenseman to Chicago for a 2015 second-round pick and a conditional fourth-round pick in 2016.
Netting two draft picks for a player who hasn't seen any game action all season is a huge win for Ron Hextall, whose Flyers sit six points out of a playoffs spot with a lot of questions to come in the next few weeks. And for Timonen, he gets the chance to end his career in the most satisfying way.