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01-06-2013, 06:09 PM
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Gee Wally
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Originally Posted by Nightslyr View Post
It's just odd to me. It lacks conclusiveness. If hockey is what's harming his personal life, then at his age, why not officially retire? Why keep dangling out there? I strongly doubt any team will offer a trade for him, so why keep the door open, especially if he doesn't want to play? The retirement process exists for exactly that kind of thing, and can be undone if he ever gets the itch/permission to return.

For the record, I don't hate TT. I'll always have fond memories of '11 and the goofy "Peggi" ads.
If he did officially retire any chance for the Bruins would be gone. Not retiring left some options open for him and the Bruins.

Technically the Bruins could trade his rights to a team looking to get to the cap floor. Thomas does not report. Team 2 gets cap relief without paying one cent in salary. Bruins get cap relief. Tim stays home. Everybody wins. Is this probable? Most likely no. But it is possible if he does not retire.

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