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06-03-2012, 12:33 PM
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I have my doubts that the league would approve a thomas for future considerations type deal...

Also, when players with bad contracts are talked about, the "he makes less than his cap hit so he'll be traded to a cap floor team" line often comes out, but has it really ever happened?

Anyway... a trade is pessible I suppose so it's better if he doesn't retire, but I think it's highly unlikely.

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WOW. I take a few days off from this place and this is what I come back to. I remember posts getting hammered because Rask should get more starts next year because posters thought Timmy could walk on water. People should not let their anger get in the way of the fact that Thomas led the team to their first Cup since I was a teenager.
He's basically retiring but leaving the door open for the Olympics and doing the team a favor by making that dead money movable. I don't see why anyone would take such offense to that.

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His NMC expires and thus he has no leverage/ control of his situation.

So he does this.

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All good points Kate.

My position is that even if be ing with his family is only a sliver of all this, he has my full support.
Exactly how I feel.

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I have my doubts that the league would approve a thomas for future considerations type deal...

Also, when players with bad contracts are talked about, the "he makes less than his cap hit so he'll be traded to a cap floor team" line often comes out, but has it really ever happened?

Anyway... a trade is pessible I suppose so it's better if he doesn't retire, but I think it's highly unlikely.
I do confess a curiosity as to whether or not the Bruins could put him on LTIR because he wants to take a year off because he took one too pucks to the head.

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You can take everything BJ had to say throughout as the most "likely" to have happened, and as BJ said, expect a trade before July 1.

My guess is to start looking at San Jose and immediately signing a 2 year extension.

I don't think the return will be as bad as some of us think. There will be teams wanting his services and the more the merrier.

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Holy **** there are a lot of people viewing this thread.

It's a rainy day up here so we ain't got nothing better to do.

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I have my doubts that the league would approve a thomas for future considerations type deal...

Also, when players with bad contracts are talked about, the "he makes less than his cap hit so he'll be traded to a cap floor team" line often comes out, but has it really ever happened?

Anyway... a trade is pessible I suppose so it's better if he doesn't retire, but I think it's highly unlikely.
I don't think opportunities like this come up very often.

Chia should be able to move the contract if only for pucks which is better than keeping him on

A team gets Tim Thomas' rights and if he decides to play for some reason, great, you get a Vezina winning goalie for a season. And if he doesn't, great, You have reached the cap floor without having to pay a single dime.

His facebook post makes it all but official he's not returning this season so Chia can get on with negotiations

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I miss Part II of this thread, could someone please explain to me why water is so important?

I think its only value is that we use it to make ice to skate on, right?

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Holy **** there are a lot of people viewing this thread.

It's a rainy day up here so we ain't got nothing better to do.
I took a few days off from HF and I'm stalling going food shopping so I have nothing better to do.

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You can take everything BJ had to say throughout as the most "likely" to have happened, and as BJ said, expect a trade before July 1.

My guess is to start looking at San Jose and immediately signing a 2 year extension.

I don't think the return will be as bad as some of us think. There will be teams wanting his services and the more the merrier.
Are you offering us a "Clowe" of hope that the Bruins can recoup someone for Tim?

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Tinfoil hat talk aside, if the Bs trade him to a team to help them artifically reach the cap floor, I wonder if the NHLPA will throw a ****ing nutty.

They should.

Power to the people.....that make millions.......off of millionaires.....that make it off of us......the people.....oh ****.

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06-03-2012, 12:41 PM
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Are you offering us a "Clowe" of hope that the Bruins can recoup someone for Tim?
Nah not that much, more like Ferriero and a 2nd

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Best of luck to Tim. I hope he enjoys his time off or has success wherever he ends up this offseason.

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Nah not that much, more like Ferriero and a 2nd
Thats a solid return.

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Well, it is official now.

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You can take everything BJ had to say throughout as the most "likely" to have happened, and as BJ said, expect a trade before July 1.

My guess is to start looking at San Jose and immediately signing a 2 year extension.

I don't think the return will be as bad as some of us think. There will be teams wanting his services and the more the merrier.
Thanks for the information OOG. Glad someone else is confirming that.

I didn't buy this story from the start.

Are you saying he will play where he goes?

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It's kind of sad seeing people defend this guy to the death when he is essentially spitting in the face of his teammates, the Bruins franchise and the entire fanbase .
If he announced his retirement you'd have a case.
Right now you got squat.

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Thanks for the information OOG. Glad someone else is confirming that.

I didn't buy this story from the start.

Are you saying he will play where he goes?
I believe if he gets a trade to a place of his choosing (or at least that he is willing to accept) and they offer him a 2 year extension he will play.

As BJ said, it'll be done before July 1 so he'd have to okay any move.

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He had a long, bad downfall, but we'll never forget what he did.

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I'm shock to see so many Bruins "fans" ripping on Thomas. How soon they forget...

As a huge fan - of course this hurts. As a human being - it actually does my
heart good to see a professional athlete put his family before the almighty dollar.

Best of luck Timmy. You will be missed!

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Tinfoil hat talk aside, if the Bs trade him to a team to help them artifically reach the cap floor, I wonder if the NHLPA will throw a ****ing nutty.

They should.

Power to the people.....that make millions.......off of millionaires.....that make it off of us......the people.....oh ****.
Why would they?

Thomas to team x and team x saves 2 million $ on a 5 million(cap hit) contract. In turn,Bruins sign player to a 5m contract.

The NHLPA is fine would be fine with this.

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It's kind of sad seeing people defend this guy to the death when he is essentially spitting in the face of his teammates, the Bruins franchise and the entire fanbase .
Totally agree with you Im actually taken back at how many people continue to defend his actions regardless of the adverse effects.

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If he announced his retirement you'd have a case.
Right now you got squat.
It's not even really the fact that hes "taking a year off" at 38 and screwing over the Bruins' cap management, it's the fact that he won't man up and be straight with the fans, management or his teammates and instead makes the whole situation another "look at me" spectacle via posts on social media sites just as he did with the White House incident.

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I believe if he gets a trade to a place of his choosing (or at least that he is willing to accept) and they offer him a 2 year extension he will play.

As BJ said, it'll be done before July 1 so he'd have to okay any move.
Thanks for the info OOG.

But people will continue to just say hes taking off for family reasons and how its set in stone cause of a FB post that he might not of even made himself. It's not even a personal page.

I'll go with you and BJ on this which I thought before BJ confirmed it. This other BS didn't add up for me.

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