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12-16-2012, 12:58 PM
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JMiller
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Originally Posted by Bodacious View Post
I'm not a Thomas basher, his run After the Habs series was unreal and unprecedented - especially for a Bruins goalie. And yes he has proven many people wrong - most of them on this board who were up in arms about Chiarelli signing him to a 4 yr 35+ contract.

The issue is that all goalies hit the wall as they get to 40. Could Thomas put together another run - possibly but unlikely. History isn't on his side. What is more likely is that Rask could put that type of a run together - it may a 10% vs a 5% chance, but smart money bets on the younger guy. Rask is at least playing competitive hockey right now, Thomas is sitting as his skills deteriorate. Ideally you have both goalies, with likely Rask winning the starting job and Thomas around just in case.

Father time is undefeated..
"Smart money" has lost on Tim Thomas his whole career and he beat Father Time when he became the oldest goalie to win the cup and the oldest player to win the Con Smyth. You can invent whatever % you want- but here in the real world Thomas has been Boston's best goaltender and has shown no signs of decline on the ice.

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