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01-06-2013, 04:48 PM
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This thread is so summer 2012
This thread probably won't stay open much longer either.

Remember all, keep politics and personal attacks out of this please. There is potential for discussion here, but given the results of the past "Thomas threads" they usually tend to go downhill fast.

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01-06-2013, 04:49 PM
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People do realize that by not retiring Thomas is actually helping the Bruins, right?
If we keep saying it 1000's times, some may eventually get the message.

He's always a movable asset so long as he doesn't retire.

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Geeez, I post a Bobby Mac tweet and **** hits the fan.

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01-06-2013, 04:51 PM
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Well obviously he had way more left in him than a role as a backup.
What did Thomas do in the same situation? Stuck it out, and beat out the new guy year after year. I don't mean to **** on moog- I loved the lemelin moog tandem.

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If we keep saying it 1000's times, some may eventually get the message.

He's always a movable asset so long as he doesn't retire.
And if he doesn't want to play they can suspend him and he won't get a dime...hardly selfish.

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01-06-2013, 04:55 PM
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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.
Great Post ! Thanks!

I don't agree with Timmy's politics but who really cares ? What I wanted from Thomas was the cup and he delivered . I will have those memories from the games forever. He won over most of the fans of all teams during the playoffs.

Go back and read through the GDT's on the main board. Fans everywhere fell in love with the guy.

I was on a hockey high for months with the cup win and I will always be thankful to Tim for that. I will never understand how any Bruin's fan can feel anything but respect for Tim Thomas.

I wish him the best and will always cheer for him.

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01-06-2013, 04:56 PM
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Tim got interfered with / scored on in game 7, and looked relieved to be done, that is all I am saying.

I love the guy, and wish him nothing but the best, but he was happy to be done with hockey at that time, he had no fight in him.
Excuse my language, but how the bloody ****ing hell do you know what he was feeling?

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01-06-2013, 04:58 PM
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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.

You will never know the exact motive. Why speculate, then?

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01-06-2013, 05:01 PM
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You will never know the exact motive. Why speculate, then?
His exact motive was family. That's what Thomas' reason was. We have to go by that. Anything else would just be speculation.

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01-06-2013, 05:06 PM
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You will never know the exact motive. Why speculate, then?
When did not liking/agreeing with a motive translate to not knowing what the motive is?

He stated that he wanted time off to spend with his family. Why read more into that? It's not like he disappeared into the night, never to be heard from again. We know why he's not playing...again, whether you agree with it or not is a fair discussion IMO but why try to generate speculation and controversy where there really is none?

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01-06-2013, 05:09 PM
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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.
If he did officially retire any chance for the Bruins would be gone. Not retiring left some options open for him and the Bruins.

Technically the Bruins could trade his rights to a team looking to get to the cap floor. Thomas does not report. Team 2 gets cap relief without paying one cent in salary. Bruins get cap relief. Tim stays home. Everybody wins. Is this probable? Most likely no. But it is possible if he does not retire.

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01-06-2013, 05:26 PM
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Figured several months to sit on this subject would turn people around to Thomas' decision instead of continuing to blindly hate the man.

Disappointed to see that people are still holding a grudge. Thomas doesn't deserve that from Bruins fans. Not even a little bit.

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01-06-2013, 05:29 PM
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Figured several months to sit on this subject would turn people around to Thomas' decision instead of continuing to blindly hate the man.

Disappointed to see that people are still holding a grudge. Thomas doesn't deserve that from Bruins fans. Not even a little bit.
Agreed, very sad tbh.

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Figured several months to sit on this subject would turn people around to Thomas' decision instead of continuing to blindly hate the man.

Disappointed to see that people are still holding a grudge. Thomas doesn't deserve that from Bruins fans. Not even a little bit.
Some of these people couldn't buy a clue for love or money.

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01-06-2013, 05:46 PM
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You were a hero, now your more like McSorley, good riddance.
Awful post comparing the two is ridiculous.

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Oh please.

I don't agree at all with Thomas's political views, but if a professional athlete is at the top of his game and suddenly withdraws from view, something's wrong. And it's not up to me or any other person to stand in judgement of him unless they know what that something is.

I will be forever grateful to Thomas for helping the Bruins win their first Stanley Cup since I was a kid. And I wish him the best, and personal peace, in the future.

As for practical matters, his cap hit comes off the books after this season. There's no need to buy him out.
Agreed, please just re-watch Stanley cup run and you will just say "thank you Tim"

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https://twitter.com/TSNBobMcKenzie/s...29088835330049

Said to be content/happy living with his family in Colorado, Thomas not interested in fulfilling final contract yr with BOS/any other team.

per Bobby Mac
Thanks for the info. Too bad. You can take Bob McKenzie to the bank.

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01-06-2013, 06:05 PM
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Glad he is enjoying life with his fam. That said...I have soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo moved on from Thomas. I am now in full Rask mode.

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As far as I'm concerned he doesn't owe me or any fan a ****ing thing. Thanks for the awesome memories TT and good luck!

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dump his rights and move along. a low cap team will take them if we pair them with a pick or something.


Goodbye timmy. thanks for the time. but this does prove you were a good player but no hero. At a point I wanted to see thomas in the rafters but after this it would disgrace the true bruins that are already up there.

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dump his rights and move along. a low cap team will take them if we pair them with a pick or something.


Goodbye timmy. thanks for the time. but this does prove you were a good player but no hero. At a point I wanted to see thomas in the rafters but after this it would disgrace the true bruins that are already up there.
Couldn't disagree more. He is without a doubt one of the heroes of this city in bringing a Cup to Boston. Can't change that no matter how bitter you might be.

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I wish he could have gone out better.

As displayed here, many people are going to hate him. I, myself, have moved past him and on to Tuukka.

But I will never hate him. Two of the greatest goalie years ever and so many good memories. I wish him good luck, and good health. He came out of nowhere and became one of the greats. A great story, too bad there was no storybook ending.

But it was still a damn good book. Thanks for everything.

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I wish he could have gone out better.

As displayed here, many people are going to hate him. I, myself, have moved past him and on to Tuukka.

But I will never hate him. Two of the greatest goalie years ever and so many good memories. I wish him good luck, and good health. He came out of nowhere and became one of the greats. A great story, too bad there was no storybook ending.

But it was still a damn good book. Thanks for everything.
summed up my sentiments on the matter. The story book ending thing was of his doing, so I understand that there are people who feel betrayed by him.

But I think people need to remember that without him, there would not have been a Stanley cup victory for the black and gold.

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I wish he could have gone out better.

As displayed here, many people are going to hate him. I, myself, have moved past him and on to Tuukka.

But I will never hate him. Two of the greatest goalie years ever and so many good memories. I wish him good luck, and good health. He came out of nowhere and became one of the greats. A great story, too bad there was no storybook ending.

But it was still a damn good book. Thanks for everything.
I don't know. . . this sure seems like a pretty good ending to his story.

His last moments on ice as a Bruin


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I don't know. . . this sure seems like a pretty good ending to his story.

His last moments on ice as a Bruin

Before he announced he wasn't playing next season.

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