Swedes, don't try to take credit from Tim Thomas ...he became "a great goalie" in Finland and went to Boston to be a star from Finland!
Well... he has said himself that the period 2000-01 in AIK meant a lot to him and in those 43 games he took a sub-par team to the playoffs almost single-handedly. He had a GAA of 2.48 and a 91+ save% in 44 games and was a huge fan favorite. Maybe he became a "great" goalie i Finland, but he was pretty darn good even when he played for us. (Miikka had the same GAA in 85 games btw.)