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01-23-2012, 08:08 PM
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How long until Thomas gives up a bad goal and is pelted with tea bags?

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01-23-2012, 08:10 PM
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How long until Thomas gives up a bad goal and is pelted with tea bags?


So hard




..... not to make joke.

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So hard




..... not to make joke.
OMG! I didn't even THINK of that being misconstrued!

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01-23-2012, 08:17 PM
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I don't know what TT's exact politics are but I respect him for taking a stand on what he believes in, and would like more athletes to do it. I'm glad he had the balls to explain himself and not hide behind saying he didn't go for "personal reasons". Saying that leaves the door open for so much idle speculation. This doesn't necessarily have to be some diss at Obama or whomever but at the workings of government as a whole. And I can get behind that completely.
Except it wasn't a political occasion. I don't know why you wouldn't go when you are being honored by your country in essence and not the democrat party. Unless the guy couldn't control his inner hate and felt he would have done something stupid when enraged by the sight of Obama. Choosing the power of hate over the love of country is a sad choice.

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I don't really get why he would think like this:
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He lives a completely wealthy life with his family and can possibly do most of what he wants to in his life with the amount of salary hes got. I don't get why hes complaining about the politics...it kind of pisses me off how everything is going fine for him and hes ****ing *****ing..

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01-23-2012, 08:31 PM
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Except it wasn't a political occasion. I don't know why you wouldn't go when you are being honored by your country in essence and not the democrat party. Unless the guy couldn't control his inner hate and felt he would have done something stupid when enraged by the sight of Obama. Choosing the power of hate over the love of country is a sad choice.
Like he said, this doesn't have anything to do with a particular political party but more to do with the direction the country itself is heading. With laws like SOPA being put forth and legislation like the "Indefinite Detention Bill" being put into law it's hard to argue that he's wrong. This doesn't have to be some protest against the Democrats or Obama but against the political landscape itself.

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01-23-2012, 08:37 PM
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Like he said, this doesn't have anything to do with a particular political party but more to do with the direction the country itself is heading. With laws like SOPA being put forth and legislation like the "Indefinite Detention Bill" being put into law it's hard to argue that he's wrong. This doesn't have to be some protest against the Democrats or Obama but against the political landscape itself.
...which is why what he did was incredibly silly in the first place. It WASN'T a political event. It was an event that involved a politician and his teammates.

The fact that he seems to be pretty outspoken about being a stern Republican doesn't help his cause, either.

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01-23-2012, 08:38 PM
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Like he said, this doesn't have anything to do with a particular political party but more to do with the direction the country itself is heading. With laws like SOPA being put forth and legislation like the "Indefinite Detention Bill" being put into law it's hard to argue that he's wrong. This doesn't have to be some protest against the Democrats or Obama but against the political landscape itself.
Given Thomas' association with the Tea Party and his admiration for Glenn Beck I see this as much more partisan than his statement would suggest. If there was a Republican in office there's zero chance he'd skip out IMO.

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01-23-2012, 08:39 PM
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Given Thomas' association with the Tea Party and his admiration for Glenn Beck I see this as much more partisan than his statement would suggest. If there was a Republican in office there's zero chance he'd skip out IMO.
There basically is a Republican in office.

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01-23-2012, 08:42 PM
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Given Thomas' association with the Tea Party and his admiration for Glenn Beck I see this as much more partisan than his statement would suggest. If there was a Republican in office there's zero chance he'd skip out IMO.
Exactly. If he'd thrown the Fox network and the liberal media in with everything else he said, it might've rang more true. Once you hear Tea Party and Glenn Beck it's impossible to believe that it's anything BUT political, and partisan as hell.

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It must have really pained Thomas to live in Finland for four years and Sweden for a year

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Statement from Bruins President Cam Neely
Monday, 01.23.2012 / 8:03 PM

"As an organization we were honored by President Obama's invitation to the White House. It was a great day and a perfect way to cap our team's achievement from last season. It was a day that none of us will soon forget. We are disappointed that Tim chose not to join us, and his views certainly do not reflect those of the Jacobs family or the Bruins organization. This will be the last public comment from the Bruins organization on this subject."

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01-23-2012, 08:49 PM
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Everyone's been great so far, we but need to keep the politics out of this before it becomes...ungreat.

We have an active discussion on the political board, which is unmoderated so you can flame your fellow posters at will.

http://hfboards.hockeysfuture.com/sh...9#post42996869

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01-23-2012, 08:51 PM
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I don't get it. Tell me more.
Because the Wings at home are like this guy (pre liquid nitrogen).


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Statement from Bruins President Cam Neely
Monday, 01.23.2012 / 8:03 PM

"As an organization we were honored by President Obama's invitation to the White House. It was a great day and a perfect way to cap our team's achievement from last season. It was a day that none of us will soon forget. We are disappointed that Tim chose not to join us, and his views certainly do not reflect those of the Jacobs family or the Bruins organization. This will be the last public comment from the Bruins organization on this subject."
He said the right things. Steer clear from the rocks...

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Looks like the Wings aren't gonna need the shootout to win this one.

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01-23-2012, 08:58 PM
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Like he said, this doesn't have anything to do with a particular political party but more to do with the direction the country itself is heading. With laws like SOPA being put forth and legislation like the "Indefinite Detention Bill" being put into law it's hard to argue that he's wrong. This doesn't have to be some protest against the Democrats or Obama but against the political landscape itself.
He's an employee of a NHL team, and as such he has a contractual obligation to take part in public events on behalf of his team. He reneged on his obligation to his employer, and chose to make the day about him instead of his team. You think the Bruins organization and his teammates are pleased with his decision, based on Cam Neely's comments?

Tim Thomas has shown to be nothing more than a selfish egotistical *****.

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01-23-2012, 09:02 PM
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Looks like the Wings aren't gonna need the shootout to win this one.
17th straight win at home. Treating their fans right.

Even some fireworks.

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He's an employee of a NHL team, and as such he has a contractual obligation to take part in public events on behalf of his team. He reneged on his obligation to his employer, and chose to make the day about him instead of his team. You think the Bruins organization and his teammates are pleased with his decision, based on Cam Neely's comments?

Tim Thomas has shown to be nothing more than a selfish egotistical *****.
Yeah, technically the Bruins could've suspended him for not appearing. Given Neely's statement and the fact that Chiarelli explicitly mentioned that he could've suspended Thomas but chose not to leads me to believe that the Bruins probably weren't too impressed with Thomas' actions.

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01-23-2012, 09:07 PM
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17th straight win at home. Treating their fans right.

Even some fireworks.
As far as I am concerned that Central division can beat each other to a pulp. I'd be more than happy if the Canucks just cruised through them and wiped away the pieces.

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Buffalo now 15th in the East.

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Buffalo now 15th in the East.
They're sellers.

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Buffalo now 15th in the East.
Hoff's best chance for a cup lottery pick.

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He's an employee of a NHL team, and as such he has a contractual obligation to take part in public events on behalf of his team. He reneged on his obligation to his employer, and chose to make the day about him instead of his team. You think the Bruins organization and his teammates are pleased with his decision, based on Cam Neely's comments?

Tim Thomas has shown to be nothing more than a selfish egotistical *****.
To me it tells me the exact opposite about Thomas.

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To me it tells me the exact opposite about Thomas.
Well now that's interesting. I'm curious, why?

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