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01-08-2013, 10:24 AM
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Originally Posted by cneely View Post
Again, I, along with the majority in this thread who have an issue with Thomas decision, am simply concerned with the cap implications.
Soderberg's decision to play in Sweden has no impact on our cap whatsoever.

Tim Thomas was a great goaltender, and I really don't care what sort of personal decisions the guy makes. Fact is, his decision is costing the Bruins 5 million in cap space this year. That's pretty much the only issue I have with it.
Then you should direct your anger towards Chia, and not Thomas. PC was the guy who rushed to get this deal signed and interpreted the over 40 contract stipulations incorrectly. The threat of Thomas getting hurt or retiring and having his salary still be attached to the cap was there from the day he signed the deal.

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