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01-08-2013, 04:16 PM
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Originally Posted by dafoomie View Post
Other athletes have committed murder, ****, domestic violence, animal cruelty, and are still embraced by fans. What was Tim Thomas's unforgivable sin? Having a different political opinion and choosing family over money.

You know why Visnovsky's situation is different (as if I should even indulge this)? He's walking out on a $3 million dollar contract to make $7 million in Russia. Tim Thomas is staying home and not getting paid anything, not demanding a new contract or extension, not demanding a trade or anything else.
This. If Thomas wanted to sit out from the B's but play somewhere else I'd be the first one saying he's breaking his contract. If he wants to play professional hockey anywhere on planet Earth he is obligated to play for the Bruins.

I just disagree with the notion that a player is obligated to play when he doesn't want to and is willing to not get paid.

Indentured servitude ended a long time ago.

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