Wish you all the best Tim and I will always be thankful for what you did for the Bruins in all these
years and especially in 2011.
But on the other side all that counts is the logo.Players come,players go......
I just changed my username from Pete Peeters for other reasons and i wanted to stay with a goalie.
And there are reasons why i went with Moog and not with Thomas.
Why moog? His choice to walk out on the oilers rather than take a backup role and fight for his ice time was WAY more ugly than this IMO.
I believe most of Thomas money was front loaded in the contract and if I am not mistaken the final year had the least amount of money owed in his contract. I don't believe that went unnoticed by the Front Office.
Add that to the fact that players have probably lost about 50 to 60% of this years earnings so that may make it a little easier for him to not play this year.
Regarding Thomas ... I'll always be grateful for his years of service and what he did in Boston. I wish he'd stay and play out his contract (and beyond) but he has every right not to. That said, it must be nice to be in a position to be able to leave 5 Million Dollars on the table.
All the best to Timmy in the future, wherever life takes him. And make no mistake about it ... He will be sorely missed by the Bruins.
Last edited by MillerTime 86: 01-06-2013 at 04:26 PM.
Circumstances. Is honoring a contract worth maybe losing a family? If those rumors are true? Hes not using it as a ploy for another deal or to get traded. Why such a beef?
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.
He didnt care so much that he played in leagues all over the world just for a shot at playing, battled a bad hip and fought even harder to come back and provide this city with something theyve longed for for 40 years.
Then after doing all of that not caring, he went back to his family who he had to sacrifice time with to do that not caring.
It's sickening that people on here put a game over family. Thomas will be able to look back on his life without a single regret. I have the utmost respect for anyone who understands and realizes that family is literally the single most important thing we can have in life. More important than any job or any game.
Thats my last thought on the topic. Ill forever love Tim Thomas for the joy he brought me in a Bruins uniform.