If Feaster has promised Iggy that they'll take one last real shot instead of trading him
and If they know Thomas has just given up on the Bruins and not hockey
and If they have some form of deal for Kipper in place that would immediately help their hockey team (Sharp?) (although Lecavalier would be my darkhorse pick - mostly just because him and Iggy on the same line would be - fantastic)
Timmy would be nearer to his family and he would be cashing checks, so I think you all need to understand that Thomas saying he "will take the year off" means "if [he] has to stay on the Boston roster, [he] will take the year off." he will be playing elsewhere before the playoffs next season, assuming no planetary catastrophe in which he feels the need to hide in the mountains or in one of the underground megabunker communities below those fires. he may believe we are about to be invaded by aliens and/or subjected to the results of a major polar shift. Boston is at sea level (and he hates Cam Neely). my point is: he's only quitting the Bruins, not hockey.
Sorry I forgot the face - I am not really that scared because this seems like one of the craziest rumors of the off season
And in regards to Getzlaf - I am unsure of his character and if the Flames would want him
A rumor I have heard and no I don't have a source so this could in fact be complete BS but during his last year as a Hitman, he may have not always put in a 100% effort in order to be drafted lower aka by a team that wasn't completely horrible and poorly run (see CBJ & NYI)
That would suck for his hitman teammates, but it shows he has long term, big picture focus h