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02-09-2013, 10:36 AM
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Bruins reflect on Tim Thomas

http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/...LIN/story.html



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“Tim wasn’t a bad person. I’m very clear on that,” said coach Claude Julien. “He’s a person that had his views, and was pretty strong in his own views at times. But never a bad person. That’s why a lot of times, we didn’t feel he was a distraction. He was just a guy that thought differently. I know a lot of times guys would say, ‘You know what? As long as he stops pucks, we’re OK with it.’ That was the consensus of our players in the dressing room.”

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02-09-2013, 11:39 AM
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And so it should be, Claude. In this age of technology, media access and instant gratification, fans get caught up more and more on personalities and off field stuff which have nothing to do with the game. In baseball, which drags on for eight months and multi writers and sources, there's more discussion on character and incidents, girlfriends, etc. What is important most to me as a fan, is what the players do between the lines, boards, etc.

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Interesting little snippet from Clode:

¨There´s different personalities in that dressing room now that I deal with.¨

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"I know a lot of times guys would say, ‘You know what? As long as he stops pucks, we’re OK with it.’"

This is as close as you'll get to the truth. Hockey players are a different breed and they're not going to trash a former teammate to the media.

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02-09-2013, 11:52 AM
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Julien must be wrong when he said that he didn't think it was a distraction ... the media told us time & time again how big of a distraction Thomas was. Who's he to say otherwise?

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This seems like a weird thing to say about someone.. and I know it's from the context of what's being asked but half the people in this country share the views that Thomas has so.. it seems weird to reply like that as if he's in some sort of minority.

It's just odd "You know what? We're OK with it." You're okay with what? Someone having a different opinion? Again.. just rubs me the wrong way /shrug

But then again I have the exact same opinion that Thomas has on the state of things so obviously I would be rubbed the wrong way, haha

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02-09-2013, 12:08 PM
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This seems like a weird thing to say about someone.. and I know it's from the context of what's being asked but half the people in this country share the views that Thomas has so.. it seems weird to reply like that as if he's in some sort of minority.

THEY want Preppers to appear as a minority ...


*shifty eyes*


*slams bunker door*

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Interesting little snippet from Clode:

¨There´s different personalities in that dressing room now that I deal with.¨
Nothing interesting or revealing there if you ask me.

The media are the one's who made him a distraction and blew things out if proportion.

Ray Lewis just won the Superbowl... and we all know his story.... and Thomas's political views become front and center time and time and time again....

Whats wrong with this picture?

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This seems like a weird thing to say about someone.. and I know it's from the context of what's being asked but half the people in this country share the views that Thomas has so.. it seems weird to reply like that as if he's in some sort of minority.

It's just odd "You know what? We're OK with it." You're okay with what? Someone having a different opinion? Again.. just rubs me the wrong way /shrug

But then again I have the exact same opinion that Thomas has on the state of things so obviously I would be rubbed the wrong way, haha
In an NHL locker room, Thomas's views probably were in the minority.
But there's nothing wrong with that, and that's simply what Julien was saying. People of different social or political opinions work together and even live together (it happens in families too) all the time. The media wanted to make a Big Deal about it because controvesy sells.

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02-09-2013, 12:18 PM
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Pfft, article is clearly hogwash. Like McQuaid's ever scored on Tim Thomas...

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Interesting little snippet from Clode:

¨There´s different personalities in that dressing room now that I deal with.¨
Of course there are. If Brad Marchand and Zdeno Chara had the same personality it'd be pretty strange.

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In an NHL locker room, Thomas's views probably were in the minority.
But there's nothing wrong with that, and that's simply what Julien was saying. People of different social or political opinions work together and even live together (it happens in families too) all the time. The media wanted to make a Big Deal about it because controvesy sells.
I know, like I said.. Claude's answer in the context of what's being asked so it makes sense that that would be his answer. Regardless it still rubs me the wrong way. But it's also not a big deal, haha.

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02-09-2013, 12:23 PM
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Julien must be wrong when he said that he didn't think it was a distraction ... the media told us time & time again how big of a distraction Thomas was. Who's he to say otherwise?
He's just the coach of the Boston Bruins...what would he know.
I don't have much faith in media speculation.

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“He was a great goaltender. I’m sure he still is. He’s done a lot for this organization. He was a big part when we won the Cup. He was a good guy in the room, as well. He knew his role. He decided to take a year off, and that’s when Tuukka got the No. 1 spot. He’s been doing amazing. So, we no longer miss Timmy right now.”
Krejci summed things up perfectly. Have to love what Timmy did for the Bs and he was an amazing player, but he made his bed and it's time to move on. I'm glad to hear Claude on the whole distraction issue to put to rest the silly notion some people had back at the time that it was a big deal in the locker room.

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It's horse pucky that the greatest goalie- possibly in the history of the franchise -is traded and the only full story looking back on his time in Boston is a bunch of half assed questions to players and the coach about if his personality was a distraction.

Here's hoping there is a full page spread on his legacy in Sunday's paper.

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Julien must be wrong when he said that he didn't think it was a distraction ... the media told us time & time again how big of a distraction Thomas was. Who's he to say otherwise?
Ohhhhhh don't forget so did acouple of pros here

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I know, like I said.. Claude's answer in the context of what's being asked so it makes sense that that would be his answer. Regardless it still rubs me the wrong way. But it's also not a big deal, haha.
And what is exactly your beef about that?

When a team is in majority from Canadian origin plus Chekoslovakians, etc., don't you find normal that they do not share a certain line of American thought?

For one I don't!

Claude is actually very realistic in his comment and also showing a great deal of tolerance.

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I know, like I said.. Claude's answer in the context of what's being asked so it makes sense that that would be his answer. Regardless it still rubs me the wrong way. But it's also not a big deal, haha.
Not trying to be rude, especially since you're a very good poster and I respect your opinions, but it kinda seems like you are looking for something to offend you in this piece.

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It's horse pucky that the greatest goalie- possibly in the history of the franchise -is traded and the only full story looking back on his time in Boston is a bunch of half assed questions to players and the coach about if his personality was a distraction.

Here's hoping there is a full page spread on his legacy in Sunday's paper.
That's actually a really good point. Unfortunately most if not all the Boston sports reporters had a hard on for trashing Thomas after this all got started so I won't hold my breath for that

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Not trying to be rude, especially since you're a very good poster and I respect your opinions, but it kinda seems like you are looking for something to offend you in this piece.
How so? I say I understand Claude's comments and in the post you quote I specifically say it's not even a big deal but now I'm "specifically looking to be offended"?



From my perspective it just seemed like a weird thing to say. That's all. Nothing more to it than that.

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Julien must be wrong when he said that he didn't think it was a distraction ... the media told us time & time again how big of a distraction Thomas was. Who's he to say otherwise?
that seems like crazy talk. i mean, look at twitter followers. "haggs" has more than claude. therefore, "haggs" must be right. 2013 logic.

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How so? I say I understand Claude's comments and in the post you quote I specifically say it's not even a big deal but now I'm "specifically looking to be offended"?



From my perspective it just seemed like a weird thing to say. That's all. Nothing more to it than that.
OK, maybe not. My bad.

I agree with JMiller and I hope there is some kind of large story in the paper that celebrates what he did for this club.

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That’s why a lot of times, we didn’t feel he was a distraction.
So they felt he was a distraction at some point?

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But the media told me snubbing the Dear leader was a crime against humanity.

Unless you snub Bush, then it is sticking up for what you believe in!

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He and Krejci were tight. Obviously he could have indoctrinated Krejci.

Hellooooooooooooo, Bobby Ryan.

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