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04-02-2013, 01:46 PM
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Hasek in Detroit worked out pretty well.
Hasek is pretty much the worst person to be used as an example or comparable for anything. The dude was a ****ing freak of nature and we will probably never see anything like him for a long time.

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I could think of several worse goaltending options than a 39 year old 2x Vezina + Conn Smythe + Stanley Cup winning goalie. One of those worse options would be standing pat, because Ilya Bryzgalov is terrible.

Thomas also plays the exact kind of style in goal that this team needs. I'd have absolutely no problem signing Thomas for cheap, flipping picks or prospects (or a rental prior to the deadline) to Ottawa for Bishop and then having the two of them split time.

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Hasek is pretty much the worst person to be used as an example or comparable for anything. The dude was a ****ing freak of nature and we will probably never see anything like him for a long time.
Tim Thomas is a freak of nature in his own right. Very few goalies have been as good in their "post prime" years as Thomas. He didn't have anywhere close to as good a prime as Hasek did, but from age 34-38, Thomas just might have been the better goalie. There's no reason to think that after playing great @ age 38, Thomas couldn't come back @ age 39/40 and do the same. I'd want to have a backup plan in the form of a young goalie just in case, but I'd feel confident in Thomas. Especially after seeing what we've had to put up with these last 2 years

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Tim Thomas is a freak of nature in his own right. Very few goalies have been as good in their "post prime" years as Thomas. He didn't have anywhere close to as good a prime as Hasek did, but from age 34-38, Thomas just might have been the better goalie. There's no reason to think that after playing great @ age 38, Thomas couldn't come back @ age 39/40 and do the same. I'd want to have a backup plan in the form of a young goalie just in case, but I'd feel confident in Thomas. Especially after seeing what we've had to put up with these last 2 years
Only requirement is he shaves his pedophile stash

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Nothing wrong with kicking the tires on it. See where he is at and what his interest is.

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Tim Thomas is a freak of nature in his own right. Very few goalies have been as good in their "post prime" years as Thomas. He didn't have anywhere close to as good a prime as Hasek did, but from age 34-38, Thomas just might have been the better goalie. There's no reason to think that after playing great @ age 38, Thomas couldn't come back @ age 39/40 and do the same. I'd want to have a backup plan in the form of a young goalie just in case, but I'd feel confident in Thomas. Especially after seeing what we've had to put up with these last 2 years
I don't doubt that Thomas would be capable. I don't think you guys could really do too much worse. I just think it's ridiculous to compare him to Hasek. He's a once-in-a-lifetime player.

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I'm just glad this is being discussed since if he does come back next year, you know there will be buzz as to where he signs. And he'd def want a starting job with I'f imagine a 3 or more million price tag, so buying out Bryz would need to be done for this to even be an option in my eyes.

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thomas/bishop

i agree with weekendatbernies gimme thomas/bishop-i also agree hasek was an amazingly talented freak but during thomas' stanley cup run i think that was about as good as goaltending gets and i think he played really well in last years playoffs-he reminds me of billy smith -that ****kicking style of play and being able to raise his level in big games

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