He was catching a lot of criticism here when he decided to take a year off. But now that everyone is taking a year off (so far) would you say that he made a smart move?
No.. it's not a smart move since it made no difference. He was planning on taking a year off, even if there's no lockout. That's not a smart move.
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Now the team can move the best goalie in franchise history with no fan backlash. ANd Rask, Khudobin, and Svedberg is a ton of competition in the crease there really isn't much room for Tim deserved or not.
He probably made one comment too many though (chik fil a) for his trade value to be nice and high when we come back.
I personally just think Thomas speaks his mind, theres no filter on what he says.
Sure he said some words, but that really isn't that bad. I personally would put something like Brodeur cheating on his wife way higher than this, but not many people hate him (FYI not bashing Brodeur, just using it as an example)
Tim Thomas spoke out in support of the traditional family and conventional standard of marriage. He did not condemn anyone or thier definition of the same social contract. He just said he supported marriage and family without looking at the author of the statement. In this case, the author was a cultist (Baptist) dedicated to stopping Gay marriage.
Dumb move. Plus, he can't really back away from it. Hahahaha! Dumb move from a dumbass but try to remember, he's a goalie.
Letting a dumb thing he said grow into a situation where he takes one of his two remaining years off is certainly the act of an idiot. I do not fully believe this is what he intended. I think he was probably trying to divorce himself from the Bruins.
If there is a season, I am expecting Thomas to play, probably in Boston. His silly antics will be forgotten because he is one of the best goalies in hockey. that's rare. How rare? Hasek might have gotten a contract if there was a season and he is forty seven!
All Thomas did was make it difficult for Burke to trade for him. That amounts to nothing, as it is difficult to do a trade with Boston, anyway, especially if you are Burke.
I think he would have been traded before the season started and he didn't want to be traded somewhere he didn't want to go so he decided to just say he was taking the year off. He said something about the Olympics, but there is no way they are going to choose Thomas who won't have played in at least a year over Quick, Miller, etc.
Smart move? I don't think so, I think it just worked out where it doesn't matter what he did so far.
I guess in a way it was. Let's face it, there is less and less likely of a chance for a season everyday. His political comments supporting Chick-Fil-A's stance? No big deal and not anything that half of America (according to polls) doesn't believe in already. Thomas' opinion is hardly unusual. I'm not a big fan of sports and politics mixing to begin with. It isn't a good mix because sports is sort of the escape from reality that we love. Hasek made a little bit of a speech when he won the Vezina up on the stage at the NHL awards in 1999. This was shortly after the Columbine shootings and he urged people to support a nation for our children without guns. He was genuine about it and I was fine with it, but sports and politics like I said aren't the best mix.
As for people hating Thomas, is it just me or is it a lot of Canucks fans? hehe, I guess I don't blame them, but count me in as a guy who loves Thomas if only for the reason that he shut up the Vancouver fan base and the fact that he exposed the entire city of Vancouver of being hooligans - yet again - after a Stanley Cup loss.