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ranold26 01-06-2013 03:11 PM

Thomas is d.o.n.e.
 
https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/s...29088835330049

Said to be content/happy living with his family in Colorado, Thomas not interested in fulfilling final contract yr with BOS/any other team.

per Bobby Mac

KnightofBoston 01-06-2013 03:14 PM

So what happens to his cap? Does it still come off next year?

Spooner st 01-06-2013 03:14 PM

TSNBobMcKenzie: As of now, subject to usual "could change mind later" qualifiers, TIm Thomas is not interested in ending his self-imposed hockey exile.


TSNBobMcKenzie: Said to be content/happy living with his family in Colorado, Thomas not interested in fulfilling final contract yr with BOS/any other team.

That is all.

DaStinger 01-06-2013 03:15 PM

You were a hero, now your more like McSorley, good riddance.

DaStinger 01-06-2013 03:15 PM

thats an over 40 contract right, so even in retirement cap hit still counts.

BergyMeister 01-06-2013 03:18 PM

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Originally Posted by DaStinger (Post 57199993)
thats an over 40 contract right, so even in retirement cap hit still counts.

Yes ,they don't have to pay him but still keep the cap hit.

RussellmaniaKW 01-06-2013 03:20 PM

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Originally Posted by DaStinger (Post 57199937)
You were a hero, now your more like McSorley, good riddance.

really? that's a little over the top, I think. Even if you disagree with him, Thomas didn't even say anything all that bad. McSorely nearly killed a guy on the ice. Totally ridiculous comparison.

DaStinger 01-06-2013 03:22 PM

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Originally Posted by RussellmaniaKW (Post 57200331)
really? that's a little over the top, I think. Even if you disagree with him, Thomas didn't even say anything all that bad. McSorely nearly killed a guy on the ice. Totally ridiculous comparison.

One was a spur of the moment stupid move, the other has been thought about for a long time and is still terrible stupid, arrogant, and ignorant to the fans and team. The level of stupidity for me applies to the amount of thought involved.

don 01-06-2013 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaStinger (Post 57199993)
thats an over 40 contract right, so even in retirement cap hit still counts.

I don't think it applies if he is suspended. That will happen when/if he doesn't show.

WBC8 01-06-2013 03:24 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaStinger (Post 57199937)
You were a hero, now your more like McSorley, good riddance.

:shakehead. Glad hockey is back!

Concessionaire 01-06-2013 03:25 PM

Is Thomas eligible for the new CBA's "compliance buyout?"

HortonHearsAWoo 01-06-2013 03:28 PM

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Originally Posted by Concessionaire (Post 57200613)
Is Thomas eligible for the new CBA's "compliance buyout?"

God, I hope so.

DaStinger 01-06-2013 03:31 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Concessionaire (Post 57200613)
Is Thomas eligible for the new CBA's "compliance buyout?"

Id need to look into specifics, but I would assume where the owners don't have to pay TT in his absence they wouldn't want buying him out. (if this rule costs the owners)

Artemis 01-06-2013 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaStinger (Post 57199937)
You were a hero, now your more like McSorley, good riddance.

Oh please.

I don't agree at all with Thomas's political views, but if a professional athlete is at the top of his game and suddenly withdraws from view, something's wrong. And it's not up to me or any other person to stand in judgement of him unless they know what that something is.

I will be forever grateful to Thomas for helping the Bruins win their first Stanley Cup since I was a kid. And I wish him the best, and personal peace, in the future.

As for practical matters, his cap hit comes off the books after this season. There's no need to buy him out.

RussellmaniaKW 01-06-2013 03:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DaStinger (Post 57200421)
One was a spur of the moment stupid move, the other has been thought about for a long time and is still terrible stupid, arrogant, and ignorant to the fans and team. The level of stupidity for me applies to the amount of thought involved.

And one was a terrible act of violence and the other was....what exactly? I mean what did Thomas even do to piss you off so much?

Concessionaire 01-06-2013 03:33 PM

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Originally Posted by DaStinger (Post 57200981)
Id need to look into specifics, but I would assume where the owners don't have to pay TT in his absence they wouldn't want buying him out. (if this rule costs the owners)

You're probably right. I was thinking of it from a cap space POV, not a "what would J.J. have to shell out?" POV.

Nightslyr 01-06-2013 03:34 PM

Yay, we get to relive this topic again!

PJ StockBB 01-06-2013 03:34 PM

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Originally Posted by WhamBamCam8 (Post 57200557)
:shakehead. Glad hockey is back!

+1

the guy was the MVP of our Stanley Cup winning team. he's decided to take the year off and spend time with his family, and, oh yea....he's a republican (OH NO, THE HORROR!) so he gets bashed here in Boston. big deal, i still love the guy and it's not like our goalie situation is ****ed because of it. we're gonna be okay

Ladyfan 01-06-2013 03:35 PM

Best of Luck to you Timmy.

Shaun 01-06-2013 03:38 PM

Patiently waiting for the first JH Tim Thomas hatchet job of the season.

JoeIsAStud 01-06-2013 03:39 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Concessionaire (Post 57200613)
Is Thomas eligible for the new CBA's "compliance buyout?"

I believe the answer is no, as the buyouts can not occur until after this season, and after this season Thomas will be a free agent, unless of course the Bruins decide to roll his contract forward, which they won;t

It is all pretty meaningless, my understanding is the Bruins have plenty of space for this season, even with the Thomas 5 mil on the books, and then next year it simply goes away

JMiller 01-06-2013 03:41 PM

God bless him. Walking away from millions to enjoy life with his family. Its fitting that his last moment on ice as a Bruin was cheering up his kids through the glass after the game 7 loss. Best Bruin goaltender I've ever seen and one hell of a role model about how to go hard after what is good in life.

WBC8 01-06-2013 03:42 PM

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Originally Posted by JMiller (Post 57201501)
God bless him. Walking away from millions to enjoy life with his family. Best Bruin goaltender I've ever seen and one hell of a role model about how to go hard after what is good in life.

Wonder how many "Bring back Tim" threads are going to pop up this year after a bad game or two from Tuuk, or injury or something...

I love this post ... Sums it up in three sentences... Perfection.

Nightslyr 01-06-2013 03:43 PM

Quick question: Why hasn't he gone through the retirement process if that's the goal?

I will say I'm flabbergasted by the general perception here. Only in sports can not honoring a contract be seen as a good, even noble thing due to his past success.

Concessionaire 01-06-2013 03:44 PM

I don't have any hard feelings towards Timmy. Sure he's kind of a nut, but I can't fault him for putting family first. And that 2011 playoff run was one of the great Bruins experiences of my life, thanks in a large part to his unbelievable play in goal. Best of luck to him.


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