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06-01-2012, 02:48 PM
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Wow, even in tweeting the news, has to take a dig? What the F did TT do to these guys? Piss in their wheaties or something???
With any luck. . .

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Cue the Thomas is selfish for choosing his family over the Bruins... LOLOLOL
TT chooses his family before his teammates.? The *******.

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ugh.

thomas wants to control where he goes. how does he do that to the bruins? he threatens to sit thus reducing the number of teams wanting to make a trade for him.this is an unwanted consequence to trying to use any leverage possible to control not getting traded to teams he would not want to be. so on one hand hand he tries to control his fate and on the other he screws himself at the same time.

how does that not make sense?
You have to dig a little deeper.

Fact: Bruins signed Kudobin to a 1 way deal for this year.

Fact: They cant have Rask on the bench forever

Fact: TT is 39 with a big cap #.

This all leads to the conclusion that the BRUINS planned to trade him over a year ago. He knows as of July 1 he has no options if they deal him to a team like Edmonton of Columbus. I am also quite certain that he will want some extension if he is traded.

This message was facilitated by his agent...make no mistake about it. It limits the Bruins trade market, but if you look at it from TT's point of view he knew he was gone regardless....he is just looking out for himself. Cant blame him.

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Acc. Chiarelli, Thomas will not comment. PC: ''At some point, he may post something.''

LOL Chia dig.....

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Hypothetical, but what if Thomas was the cause of the problems to begin with? Does he still get nominated for Humanitarian of the Year for leaving the money behind if that's the case?

Also, he said he was "considering" taking the year off, not definitely doing it. If I am the B's, I respectfully ask that he make up his mind as quickly as possible.
It depends on HOW he was the cause of problems. If he was abusive, no.

But regardless of either, it's STILL respectable that he's making his family his first priority.

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At the end of the day, I respect Thomas's decision if he takes the year off, family comes before employer.

My friend (A Ranger fan) started emailing me shortly after the White House incident saying stuff was going on with Thomas in his personal life that was affecting his play, and he heard this from someone he knows with Boston connections. I pretty much brushed it off as "what are you talking about, just baseless rumours", looks like he may of been right all along.

From a Bruin fan perspective, it sucks that even if he takes a vacation that the number still counts against the cap. Using Savard's LTIR means nothing as this option was always there regardless of what Thomas does.
Yup. And the more I think about it, the less sense it makes that he's angling to control a trade.

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For now, looks like Rask No. 1, w/Khudobin as No. 2. Both guys well liked in room.
And Thomas friend are piling up:

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Gotta feel for Daniel Paille. Totally upstaged by Thomas stuff. Thomas is good at upstaging teammates eh?!

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During conference call just completed, Chiarelli makes it sound a fait accompli that Thomas will not play in '12-'13.

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so instead of hoping to make a decent value hockey deal on JUly 1, now the organization is completely stuck, and may have to pay (give up a significant asset) to have some low payroll club take him.

This team simply can't have him on the books fo r5 million next year with no games
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PC said that the B's would "look at" transactions, which could help the team with Thomas' cap hit.^BISH
Was just thinking about this - wondering if the B's can petition the league for cap relief, due to the personal nature of the time off.

Also, if it were truly a year off and TT played in 13-14, how is the final year of his contract handled? How can the league hit the Bruins for his cap hit twice for essentially the same year? How can it be within the CBA to double count the cap hit? I need a capologist here.

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I've always said that Thomas seemed like a father first, hockey player second. If this is for family reasons and he really does take the season off, so be it. The Bruins will be just fine with Rask and the Khu at the helm.

I can't see him playing for Boston when he decides to play again though.

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Bruins emphatically closed the book on Tim Thomas today...If he doesn't take the year off he will be playing with somebody else.
Lou, I agree, but that doesn't mean that he does not figure into trade plans. Pure speculation, but I would not be surprised if Thomas has a list of teams closer to home that would facilitate spending more time with the family and still playing in the NHL.

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For now, looks like Rask No. 1, w/Khudobin as No. 2. Both guys well liked in room.
Are they gone just give Rask the #1 spot or Khudobin can also fight for it?

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Maybe the B's will get lucky and ship TT and a 3rd to a team for a 5th that needs to reach the cap floor so they can suspend him and take the cap hit.

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Colorado just traded 1st rounders for Varlamov, why the heck would they want Thomas?
Probably because, regardless of the price they paid to get him, he's still Varlamov...

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Lou, I agree, but that doesn't mean that he does not figure into trade plans. Pure speculation, but I would not be surprised if Thomas has a list of teams closer to home that would facilitate spending more time with the family and still playing in the NHL.
The only issue with that is if Colorado Springs is his home, there's only one NHL franchise even close to it.

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That line of reasoning only makes sense if you believe that he can't focus on his role as a father and husband while playing professional hockey.
Think about that for a minute. First, we know his kids and wife now live in Colorado, his team and his job is in Boston. Second, we know he's an NHL player, do you realize how much those guys are away from home at the best of times?

There would be zero time for his family other then a phone call, none, zilch, caput, at least that's what I come up with when I attempt to harness the power of common sense.

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Probably because, regardless of the price they paid to get him, he's still Varlamov...
you mean the guy that just won Worlds?

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It depends on HOW he was the cause of problems. If he was abusive, no.

But regardless of either, it's STILL respectable that he's making his family his first priority.
It's more expected then respectable.

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And Thomas friend are piling up:

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Gotta feel for Daniel Paille. Totally upstaged by Thomas stuff. Thomas is good at upstaging teammates eh?!
This is just the tip of the iceberg. It's what the media in this town live for. They get to trash a playoff hero and fan favorite that they had to pretend to like while he was here.

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Chiarelli on possibility of trading TT: "He's a world class goalie...he'd help somebody in a big way if he decided to play."^BISH

Slip up by Chia...I guess he was going to deal him.
Don't really think it was a slip up. Hard to be sure of the context from the 140 characters of twitter, but it seems like he was asked specifically about the possibility of trading him. in that imagined scenario, yes, he would help some other team if he did decide to play. One of the downfalls of twitter...

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Lou, I agree, but that doesn't mean that he does not figure into trade plans. Pure speculation, but I would not be surprised if Thomas has a list of teams closer to home that would facilitate spending more time with the family and still playing in the NHL.
Well Edmonton is closer to his new home. That would be a nice fit.

really other than Colorado who is almost certainly not interested I think the next closest team is Minesotta

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Gotta feel for Daniel Paille. Totally upstaged by Thomas stuff. Thomas is good at upstaging teammates eh?!
LOL!!!!!!!!!!

There would probably have been a huge press conference with 90% of New England tuning in for the re-signing of freaking Paille. Paille is definitely steamed.

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Well Edmonton is closer to his new home. That would be a nice fit.

really other than Colorado who is almost certainly not interested I think the next closest team is Minesotta
Dallas? Distance-wise, not needs based...

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But you can forecast him retiring or declining so much that he has to be waived before the end of his contract, which would have the exact same impact on next year's cap.
Really, the guy won 2 vezinas, PO MVP and a Stanley Cup, he was worth the whole contract, regardless if he plays or not, to put this on Chia as being a problem is very lame, ask any GM in the league and they would take that situation in a heart beat.

Two things are happening here, either he or a family member is very ill and he wants to be with them throughout the issue or he is being a real d@#$ because he wants to stick it to the Bruins for trying to trade him. If it is the latter, TT just lost all my respect for everything he has done. I don't give a rats a$$ what people say about "things more important that hockey" because it is a clear case of taking his money and running. If he is leaving because he is angry at being traded it shows exactly what type of person he is, a real low life. He knew all the components of the contract when he signed three years ago and agreed, took his money and if now he is pi$$, he will never, ever, be remembered for anything but this stab in the back of the Bruins organization and the slap in the face of Bruin fans.

Still wanting to believe it is a family issue (illness), I have always admired TT and don't want that to change.

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Yeah I was thinking maybe trading Thomas and a 2nd to a cap floor team for a 5th or whatever. They could suspend him, not have to pay him but just absorb the cap hit.

Didn't the Leafs take on an injured Kolzig like this? IIRC he never he played a game for them.

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