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06-01-2012, 03:34 PM
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Wow.

Stunning. Pierre LeBrun is no joke.

James Murphy is. Agenda driven, look-at-me, *******.

Can't wait for the story to come out, but I know one of his parents was sick and one of his wife's parents were sick. Who knows if something else happened and it just became too much.

Timmy just spent his whole life fighting to be an NHL goalie, I don't think "****ing over the bruins" would be his reason for doing something like this.

Okay Tuukka, let's do this!
Right on with everything you said.

I do kind of hope he comes out and thanks the fans and the Bruins. He doesn't *have* to but I think that will go a long way in finally closing this chapter of his life with the Bruins.

Right now it just seems sour because it's like... "wait... is he done? Is he not done?" To me it seems like a way to retire without actually calling attention to himself. Leaving the door open but probably never walking back through it again and slowly disappearing into normal life. Seems like his style.

But again, he deserves all the thanks and accolades in the world. Without his heroics and history making playoffs, we don't have a Cup. Hopefully people don't forget that.

But yes, it truly is Tuukka time now

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I would. With Tuukka's history he should be the starting goalie by December 15th...
Zinger....but true

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Except if my theory is correct(he cheated) he didn't put his family first when he cheated. Where was his family first mentality then?
You're absolutely right... If one makes a mistake, they shouldn't take responsibility for it. In fact, they should probably continue to make that same mistake over and over again. And many more different mistakes! Until you're just a complete piece of ****.

Good call, dude! Trying to fix one's mistakes is totally bogus!

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I would. With Tuukka's history he should be the starting goalie by December 15th...
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Glad he got to win a cup, and with the team that believed in him. All the best

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the more I read about this the more torn I feel... I for one want a reason to come out... maybe that sounds selfish for me to say because I'm prying into someones personal life but the reason holds the key for how I will feel about all of this.

Scenario A - timmy takes the year off because hes mad at the team/media/fans about trade rumors ect. It will 100% change how I remember him. it would be a selfish act all the way around no excuse I don't care.

Scenario B - Family/health/other reasons are looming in the background forcing him to take the time. I will then understand.


either way not a fun situation and from a business/team perspective he's leaving the team in a bad bad spot with 5 mil down the drain.


this just isn't a good scenario regardless/

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Right on with everything you said.

I do kind of hope he comes out and thanks the fans and the Bruins. He doesn't *have* to but I think that will go a long way in finally closing this chapter of his life with the Bruins.

Right now it just seems sour because it's like... "wait... is he done? Is he not done?" To me it seems like a way to retire without actually calling attention to himself. Leaving the door open but probably never walking back through it again and slowly disappearing into normal life. Seems like his style.

But again, he deserves all the thanks and accolades in the world. Without his heroics and history making playoffs, we don't have a Cup. Hopefully people don't forget that.

But yes, it truly is Tuukka time now
I can get on board with all of this. Well put my friend

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So does this mean Nash isn't coming to Boston?

It's going to be a loooong offseason.

Chia should just trade Max Sauve for Max Lapierre so the Thomas bashing can be put to rest temporarily.

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Lets just face facts Timmys worn out his welcome with a lot of the fans, teammates and front office with some of his anctics. I hope the team moves on and Tuuka steps up. I appreciate everything Timmy did but it does feel like time the Bruins and Timmy take different paths. It happens.
To borrow a line from Mike Felger...

Opinion, not fact.

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Your speculating it's a health issue I have a hard time believing he would move away from the best hospitals in the world to go to CO. What else could there be that would be family related then? That he misses his kids? Well then why did he move them in the middle of the season half way across the country? His parents by all accounts still live here not in CO. The cheated theory is my theory and it's not the first time a pro athlete would have done it. Tome it makes the most snse of why he got his family out of the city and wants to spend more time with them to atone for things.
I am not speculating about the parents' health issues. I have been saying that for a couple years (and have never once had it refuted, and could very easily tell a mod my source).

You're "speculation" or "theory" is absurd scummy.

You have no idea what is going on in his life or with his family.

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And if Tim did "get caught with his pants down" he is doing the right thing by trying to make it right...**** hockey....
I think we have a winner

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Your speculating it's a health issue I have a hard time believe he would move away from the best hospitals in the world to go to CO. What else could there be that would be family related then? That he misses his kids? well then why did he move them in the middle of the season half way across the country? The cheated theory is my theory and it's not the first time a pro athlete would have done it.
HE moved them? Did he pick them up and carry them over? Cram them into boxes and ship them UPS? Maybe he pulled the Earth over, pushed his family on to the West part, and then shifted the whole thing back.

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Bruins will likely suspend Thomas if he doesn't report to camp, but receive no cap relief. Could toll year, but more likely let deal expire.

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You're absolutely right... If one makes a mistake, they shouldn't take responsibility for it. In fact, they should probably continue to make that same mistake over and over again. And many more different mistakes! Until you're just a complete piece of ****.

Good call, dude! Trying to fix one's mistakes is totally bogus!
Except you shouldn't be applauding him then for leaving his team, teammates and job out on the lurch because he made a mess(if that's the case).

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The NHL's cap rules are really no concern of Tim's nor should they be. It's not like he's getting paid.
I don't understand how that relates to my post?

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We eat the $5 million for a year...it will sting but we are equipped to handle it in my opinion. Timmy delivered us a ****ing Cup, for that I am and will ALWAYS be greatful.

It's officially Tuukka Time!

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Your speculating it's a health issue is that any better? I have a hard time believing he would move away from the best hospitals in the world to go to CO. What else could there be that would be family related then? That he misses his kids? Well then why did he move them in the middle of the season half way across the country? His parents by all accounts still live here not in CO. The cheated theory is my theory and it's not the first time a pro athlete would have done it. To me it makes the most sense of why he got his family out of the city and wants to spend more time with them to atone for things.
Hmm... there is actual evidence that his family had health issues

versus.

no evidence at all to support your theory.

hmmmm... Let me invite my own theory: Tim Thomas is an alien and he's going back to Glarzon 7.

Give me a break dude. How incredibly disrespectful of you.

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I spent nine years in the military myself, so you don't need to lecture me about how hard it is. I had to leave on deployment nine days after the birth of my second son, and was with my third for all of 5 days of the first six weeks he was with us. You of all people should understand how hard it is when one member of the family is constantly in and out of the picture. Just because they paid vastly more than almost everyone else doesn't make the separations and stresses that go with them any less difficult. You're acting like just because they are athletes, they aren't allowed to be human.


Never said that anywhere in my post, what I said was, in a nutshell, is that is gets old quick when athletes complain about the amount of time they spend away from home. Let me be clear, it is not only the military, that is one example, how much time does a doctor spend away from home, I look at the oil patch workers in Alberta, 14 days in camp 4 home, the list goes on and on. I do not think it is an excuse to cut bait and run on your employer or fans because you chose not to fulfill your contract. He had no problems with it when he held the hammer with the NTC, but now all of a sudden he needs to be with his family. Again, I am hoping it is not an illness in his family but I am also hoping like hell it is not because he just does not want to be traded.

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Couldn't they just LTIR his money?

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Bruins will likely suspend Thomas if he doesn't report to camp, but receive no cap relief. Could toll year, but more likely let deal expire.
Bruins will then be able to trade him next year if he wants to come back, no? Not like he will be a UFA, unless of course they want out of his deal.

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Couldn't they just LTIR his money?
I was just thinking that but I wasn't sure if it was possible.

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Are they allowed to bury him in the minors?

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And neither do you. I just don't buy the spend more time with the family thing for altruistic purposes. I just don't.
I haven't offered any specific reasons, like you and your ******** "theory."

In fact, I didn't even say its the parents' health. i said, "I wonder if something else happened and it is all too much."

Maybe he did do something wrong, but we don't know, and I am not guessing.

I am WAITING to see. But go ahead with your absurd smear.

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Except you shouldn't be applauding him then for leaving his team, teammates and job out on the lurch because he made a mess(if that's the case).
Except I'm not.

I'm applauding him for attempting to FIX that mess. And I'm condemning those who refuse to see the value in that.

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