Thread: Speculation: Tim Thomas may take the year off?
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06-01-2012, 04:17 PM
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Jimmy Murphy ‏@MurphysLaw74
Peter Chiarelli says if Thomas doesn't play he'd be suspended and still on cap. Would use Savard's hit as cap relief.

So Timmy's salary counting on the cap but the Bruins suspend Thomas and still pay his salary? OOG help !!!
B's wouldn't pay him. He'd get no money. But the team would have his cap hit on their cap.

Again, when they signed him to a 35+ contract they were wedded to $5m no matter what (ok 4.9m if they sent him to the AHL). I tried to tell people at the time that those 35+ are killers. Now, I was wrong because the guy won us a Cup, but this is the end result. It was still worth signing him but there are now consequences.

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