Thread: Speculation: Tim Thomas
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03-25-2013, 05:54 PM
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Originally Posted by LightningStrikes View Post
Actually, given his history with Marty and Rask making him expendable for the Bruins, bringing in Thomas has always been a topic around here - until he announced that he would take the year off.

That said, he's now 38 and hasn't played all season long. I'm not as sold on him as I was maybe a year ago.
This is a valid concern, but I'm not comfortable going into next season with Lindback as our #1 again (injury history and inconsistency this year). Are you?

Thomas strikes me as the best alternative in FA as a stop-gap solution, due to the elite level he was at a year ago and his frienship with Marty. We could also look at Backstrom, but I feel as though Minny will re-sign him or that he'll be looking for a slightly longer deal than say Thomas (maybe three years?).

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