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2013-02-07 05:54:08 PM  
Yeah, this one's the best of the lot.
 
2013-02-07 06:29:38 PM  

Anderson's Pooper: Yeah, this one's the best of the lot.


Yup, heard about this in the snow fuelled traffic on the way home today, was going to try to post it but this headline is too good.
 
2013-02-07 07:49:00 PM  
Beautiful headline, subby.  +1
 
2013-02-07 08:36:06 PM  
That's just awesome, subby.
 
2013-02-07 08:44:53 PM  
As I said above awesome headline... But ugly "trade" which actually benefits both teams, which is a little sad... Math being the only factor here.
 
2013-02-07 09:23:12 PM  
Usually I think my Headlines are better, but ya got me on this one Subby.

Big question, this doesn't free up any Bruins cap-room for this season before the trade DL, does it?
 
2013-02-07 09:24:38 PM  
Well played, subby.
 
2013-02-07 09:25:46 PM  

fatalvenom: Usually I think my Headlines are better, but ya got me on this one Subby.

Big question, this doesn't free up any Bruins cap-room for this season before the trade DL, does it?


Yes it does.

And +1 internets to  Subby
 
2013-02-07 09:28:56 PM  

desertgeek: fatalvenom: Usually I think my Headlines are better, but ya got me on this one Subby.

Big question, this doesn't free up any Bruins cap-room for this season before the trade DL, does it?

Yes it does.

And +1 internets to  Subby



encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com

"Well Tim, it looks like the Bruins made you look like a, Liberal Dem"

4.bp.blogspot.com
 
2013-02-07 09:30:23 PM  
Does Timmy know yet? I doubt he gets cellular service in his doomsday bunker.
 
2013-02-07 09:31:14 PM  
Won't be complaining about going to the White House anytime soon.
 
2013-02-07 09:33:16 PM  

fatalvenom: Usually I think my Headlines are better, but ya got me on this one Subby.

Big question, this doesn't free up any Bruins cap-room for this season before the trade DL, does it?


yup about $5M. Boston is a pretty good team now, one more $5ishM player and they are on the short list for a cup again.
 
2013-02-07 09:33:22 PM  

soopey: Does Timmy know yet? I doubt he gets cellular service in his doomsday bunker.



I'm sure Fox News sent him a carrier pigeon and an Enigma message to make sure he got it.

/if not, the message is being carried by a Wal-Mart truck driver
 
2013-02-07 09:35:10 PM  
I love this headline more than Tim Thomas loves being an asshat.
 
2013-02-07 09:38:29 PM  

soopey: Does Timmy know yet? I doubt he gets cellular service in his doomsday bunker.


he's getting paid either way, a lot, name on the cheque has changed but that's it.
 
2013-02-07 09:41:11 PM  

sno man: soopey: Does Timmy know yet? I doubt he gets cellular service in his doomsday bunker.

he's getting paid either way, a lot, name on the cheque has changed but that's it.



I wonder if he'll deny the check, take no earnings, and be all bootstrappy like Mickelson to make sure he sticks it to the Magic Negro's tax policies.
 
2013-02-07 09:49:25 PM  

fatalvenom: sno man: soopey: Does Timmy know yet? I doubt he gets cellular service in his doomsday bunker.

he's getting paid either way, a lot, name on the cheque has changed but that's it.


I wonder if he'll deny the check, take no earnings, and be all bootstrappy like Mickelson to make sure he sticks it to the Magic Negro's tax policies.


heh... you know that wouldn't surprise me.  TT''s not above doing things not in his best interest...
I think the trade still works even if he doesn't cash the cheques though...
 
2013-02-07 09:50:54 PM  
Iginla, pack your bags!
 
2013-02-07 09:51:39 PM  
i1045.photobucket.com

Lulz.
 
2013-02-07 09:52:22 PM  
Hooray for salary floor trades! If he plays a minute for us I'll be shocked.

/good headline though
 
2013-02-07 09:54:13 PM  

FreakinB: Hooray for salary floor trades! If he plays a minute for us I'll be shocked.

/good headline though


I was honestly waiting for your reaction.

/sorry about the trade thing
//nothing personal
///but really, thanks
 
2013-02-07 09:55:54 PM  

sno man: soopey: Does Timmy know yet? I doubt he gets cellular service in his doomsday bunker.

he's getting paid either way, a lot, name on the cheque has changed but that's it.


He's not getting paid, he just still counts as a cap hit per other articles.
 
2013-02-07 09:59:34 PM  

fatalvenom: FreakinB: Hooray for salary floor trades! If he plays a minute for us I'll be shocked.

/good headline though

I was honestly waiting for your reaction.

/sorry about the trade thing
//nothing personal
///but really, thanks


When I first heard about the trade I was pissed (Another effing goalie?! And one who's less likely to play than DP?!), but really it's fine. You get rid of him, we worry less about the floor. Win-win.

But you know what wasn't a win? Tonight's game. Farking Rags.
 
2013-02-07 09:59:43 PM  
As a Bruins fan, I am OK with this. Wait, I am actually really happy about this.

/ excellent headline, subby.
 
2013-02-07 10:03:03 PM  

davidphogan: sno man: soopey: Does Timmy know yet? I doubt he gets cellular service in his doomsday bunker.

he's getting paid either way, a lot, name on the cheque has changed but that's it.

He's not getting paid, he just still counts as a cap hit per other articles.


My understanding was that it's an over 35 contract...  so he's still getting paid. Which is why it's actually a cap hit.
 
2013-02-07 10:06:09 PM  

sno man: davidphogan: sno man: soopey: Does Timmy know yet? I doubt he gets cellular service in his doomsday bunker.

he's getting paid either way, a lot, name on the cheque has changed but that's it.

He's not getting paid, he just still counts as a cap hit per other articles.

My understanding was that it's an over 35 contract...  so he's still getting paid. Which is why it's actually a cap hit.


But he'll be suspended by the team for not reporting. So he's not getting paid. But it's a cap hit because of the over 35 contract.
 
2013-02-07 10:06:15 PM  
Fark Tim Thomas. He could have been a sports legend in Boston for helping the Bruins win a Stanley cup after decades of futility. Instead he made the whole thing political and then decided he needed time away from the team for some kind of "sabbatical". FFS, Tim, you were going to meet the President at the White House as a champion. It's not like Obama was going to ask you to personally endorse Obamacare.
 
2013-02-07 10:13:18 PM  

skinink: Fark Tim Thomas. He could have been a sports legend in Boston for helping the Bruins win a Stanley cup after decades of futility. Instead he made the whole thing political and then decided he needed time away from the team for some kind of "sabbatical". FFS, Tim, you were going to meet the President at the White House as a champion. It's not like Obama was going to ask you to personally endorse Obamacare.


Dude, you can't talk about "common sense" and "rational thought" with people like him.

It doesn't work.
 
2013-02-07 10:15:16 PM  

fatalvenom: skinink: Fark Tim Thomas. He could have been a sports legend in Boston for helping the Bruins win a Stanley cup after decades of futility. Instead he made the whole thing political and then decided he needed time away from the team for some kind of "sabbatical". FFS, Tim, you were going to meet the President at the White House as a champion. It's not like Obama was going to ask you to personally endorse Obamacare.

Dude, you can't talk about "common sense" and "rational thought" with people like him.

It doesn't work.


What he said. Anyway, we know goalies aren't the most rational people in the world to start with. You can't be rational and volunteer to get in front of 95+ mph pieces of rubber.
 
2013-02-07 10:16:57 PM  

desertgeek: sno man: davidphogan: sno man: soopey: Does Timmy know yet? I doubt he gets cellular service in his doomsday bunker.

he's getting paid either way, a lot, name on the cheque has changed but that's it.

He's not getting paid, he just still counts as a cap hit per other articles.

My understanding was that it's an over 35 contract...  so he's still getting paid. Which is why it's actually a cap hit.

But he'll be suspended by the team for not reporting. So he's not getting paid. But it's a cap hit because of the over 35 contract.


Thanks for the clarification, The actual spending $5M for nothing was rubbing the wrong way Wang wise but for the floor compliance.
 
2013-02-07 10:36:47 PM  
Thanks for all the kudos everyone, but the real credit goes to Thomas for being such an insufferable douche.

Holy shiat, Kessel finally scores and it's the game winner.
 
2013-02-07 10:43:04 PM  
jack
WooHoo Leafs!
WooHoo Kessel first of the year (finally) and the game winner!
F Off TSN Radio guys. You know why.. All of you.
/jack
 
2013-02-07 10:47:50 PM  

sno man: jack
WooHoo Leafs!
WooHoo Kessel first of the year (finally) and the game winner!
F Off TSN Radio guys. You know why.. All of you.
/jack


Let me guess, minutes, number of shifts, shots and a comparison to Seguins stats?
 
2013-02-07 10:49:50 PM  
Thomas and Michael Moore are from the same High School... it kind of explains a lot.
 
2013-02-07 11:07:11 PM  

Flappyhead: sno man: jack
WooHoo Leafs!
WooHoo Kessel first of the year (finally) and the game winner!
F Off TSN Radio guys. You know why.. All of you.
/jack

Let me guess, minutes, number of shifts, shots and a comparison to Seguins stats?



Was going to say that.

/don't foget about Dougie manning the blueline
 
2013-02-07 11:14:04 PM  

fatalvenom: Flappyhead: sno man: jack
WooHoo Leafs!
WooHoo Kessel first of the year (finally) and the game winner!
F Off TSN Radio guys. You know why.. All of you.
/jack

Let me guess, minutes, number of shifts, shots and a comparison to Seguins stats?


Was going to say that.

/don't foget about Dougie manning the blueline


The stupid part is Kessel has been playing really well this year.  It's not like Jason Blake a few years ago who was just shooting the puck from every stupid angle possible.  He's been passing the puck, back-checking and taking real quality shots.  The fact that he has been playing a good overall game is one of the reasons JVR has had a lot of room to work with in front of the net because defensemen know they can't cheat on Kessel.  Not that TSN would ever let that get in the way of a good talking point to rile up the comments section trolls.
 
2013-02-07 11:16:42 PM  

fatalvenom: Flappyhead: sno man: jack
WooHoo Leafs!
WooHoo Kessel first of the year (finally) and the game winner!
F Off TSN Radio guys. You know why.. All of you.
/jack

Let me guess, minutes, number of shifts, shots and a comparison to Seguins stats?


Was going to say that.

/don't foget about Dougie manning the blueline


Dougie? me? what did I do?
 
2013-02-07 11:26:36 PM  
Nice to see that the Islanders like to trade for good players...way past their prime, never going to play for them and just to cheat the salary cap floor.  Keeps them from trading for good players they could actually use.
 
2013-02-07 11:34:00 PM  

bborchar: Nice to see that the Islanders like to trade for good players...way past their prime, never going to play for them and just to cheat the salary cap floor.  Keeps them from trading for good players they could actually use.


WANG!  (Kirk voice)
 
2013-02-07 11:35:42 PM  

bborchar: Nice to see that the Islanders like to trade for good players...way past their prime, never going to play for them and just to cheat the salary cap floor.  Keeps them from trading for good players they could actually use.


Meh. I'm not going to begrudge Wang for running the team on a tight budget after losing a lot of his own money trying for years to make something happen on Long Island. Between that and the complete lack of interest from free agents (some even taking less money to play elsewhere), it's hard to bring people in. As far as trades, I'd actually like to see all those guys they drafted (Strome, Reinhart, El Nino on something other than the 4th line) get some extended time in the NHL before they're shipped off.

The waiver wire's been kind to us though. Moulson, Grabner, Nabokov, the half of the team that they picked up in the week between the end of the lockout and the start of the season...
 
2013-02-07 11:47:41 PM  
Ha, another 6 goals against Mike Smith.  Unfortunately no tantrum this time.
 
2013-02-07 11:58:46 PM  

TJWitz: Ha, another 6 goals against Mike Smith.  Unfortunately no tantrum this time.


None of the Coyotes farking showed up except for Torres, it seems. Absolutely farking pathetic. I'd refuse to get paid for that piece of shiat performance.

/Didn't help that the Hawks got away with a couple of dives again.
//Not that it mattered.
 
2013-02-08 01:08:30 AM  

desertgeek: None of the Coyotes farking showed up except for Torres


I thought he was still suspended?
 
2013-02-08 01:31:25 AM  

desertgeek: /Didn't help that the Hawks got away with a couple of dives again.


Yet the fact remains that the Yotes had embellishment called on them.... in addition to 3 unsportsmanlike... from their captains.

/stay classy, phoenix
 
2013-02-08 01:36:21 AM  
 

desertgeek: TJWitz: Ha, another 6 goals against Mike Smith.  Unfortunately no tantrum this time.

None of the Coyotes farking showed up except for Torres, it seems. Absolutely farking pathetic. I'd refuse to get paid for that piece of shiat performance.

/Didn't help that the Hawks got away with a couple of dives again.
//Not that it mattered.

Coyotes were diving too,  guess the Hawks are better at that too.  Didn't Ekman-Larrson get called for it?
i1161.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-08 08:19:17 AM  

desertgeek: fatalvenom: Usually I think my Headlines are better, but ya got me on this one Subby.

Big question, this doesn't free up any Bruins cap-room for this season before the trade DL, does it?

Yes it does.

And +1 internets to  Subby


No it doesn't...

FTA:

Thomas' contract still counts towards the Bruins' salary cap obligations, since he is over the age of 35. Thomas announced last summer that he was taking a year off from hockey
 
2013-02-08 08:21:30 AM  
Good riddance Timmy.

I watched you play as well as any goaltender we ever had, and that's saying something around here. That Cup run was some of the greatest hockey I've ever seen, played with the kind of skill, intensity, and sheer nuts that entire teams can rally around. It was one for the ages, and I for one am thankful to have seen you at your best, bringing a long-awaited Cup home for us diehards in the process.

Then, you blew it. Pissed it all away. Instead of being a part of your team, your employer, you chose instead to make a bullshiat political statement, showing what your "movement" is really all about... yourself and no one else.

Understand that no one begrudges you your beliefs... they are what they are and that's great. Good for you. For a brief moment, you'd have had the libbiest libs who ever libbed pretty much hanging on your every word (well, the B's fans anyway), if only you were capable of properly articulating them. But you didn't, because you couldn't. Instead of making those beliefs known in a way that everyone could respect, you pulled the professional equivalent of taking your ball and going home, like a whiny child surrounded by bullies both real and perceived. Guess what Tim... any media market would have grilled you about blowing off the White House... not just big scary libby Boston. You chose to be a selfish douche, and you were called out on it. I guess when your oft-advertised beliefs can't withstand scrutiny, the only thing left to do is abandon it all.... run and hide.

I'm sure that in your bubble you're a hero to many, being praised for having the courage of your convictions. You've got nothing to prove to those libby heathens after all... you're a bootstrappy patriot dammit, and if that's a problem for someone well too bad, amirite? Of course I am. So, it's off to hockey purgatory for you, assuming you play a single minute there... an undignified end to an otherwise solid career. But it's the end you wrote for yourself, and thus deserve... and I for one won't miss you.

P.S. Tukka says thanks.
 
2013-02-08 08:59:10 AM  
one poster on that article claims that the islanders didn't need this trade to make the floor. so, jokes aside (unlikely, this being fark), some internet poster knows the islanders economics better than the islanders do?

SupplySideJesus:  Instead of making those beliefs known in a way that everyone could respect

there is no way to render his beliefs in any way that anyone could respect
 
2013-02-08 09:33:02 AM  
How many people in recent years have had their rights traded to the Islanders only to never play for them?

Thomas and Ehrhoff come to mind.

Lubomir Visnovsky has done everything he can to try not to go the Island, but looks like he's finally giving up the fight and going there.
 
2013-02-08 09:43:17 AM  
Goodbye Hero of 2011. It's too bad this didn't end better

i230.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-08 10:48:59 AM  
So the Islanders' goalie corps consists of a guy who's under contract until 2021, but has spent the majority of the last four seasons on the disabled list; a an almost-40-year-old who hasn't played in a year; and a guy who was suspended by the team when he refused to report after being claimed on waivers. Could somebody please tell me how in the hell Garth Snow still has a job?
 
2013-02-08 11:45:01 AM  

puckrock2000: Garth Snow


You'd think a former goalie would be better at picking goalies.

I Think Wang has probably more to do with that than he should as well.
 
2013-02-08 12:48:40 PM  

mentula: one poster on that article claims that the islanders didn't need this trade to make the floor. so, jokes aside (unlikely, this being fark), some internet poster knows the islanders economics better than the islanders do?

SupplySideJesus:  Instead of making those beliefs known in a way that everyone could respect

there is no way to render his beliefs in any way that anyone could respect


I respect Tim's right to his beliefs, and his right to articulate them as he sees fit. I don't think anyone has a problem with that (of course your mileage may vary depending on where you lean politically). But when you use the Boston Bruins as a vehicle to advance that opinion, then refuse to talk about it when asked, then take your ball and go home, possibly to the detriment of your team... it leaves little doubt as to what you're all about.
 
2013-02-08 01:05:47 PM  

JohnHall: desertgeek: fatalvenom: Usually I think my Headlines are better, but ya got me on this one Subby.

Big question, this doesn't free up any Bruins cap-room for this season before the trade DL, does it?

Yes it does.

And +1 internets to  Subby

No it doesn't...

FTA:

Thomas' contract still counts towards the Bruins' salary cap obligations, since he is over the age of 35. Thomas announced last summer that he was taking a year off from hockey


It is just poorly worded in the article. Read the sentence immediately prior to the one you quoted. It should have read more like that it had still counted towards the cap. http://capgeek.com/bruins
 
2013-02-08 01:13:39 PM  

JohnHall: desertgeek: fatalvenom: Usually I think my Headlines are better, but ya got me on this one Subby.

Big question, this doesn't free up any Bruins cap-room for this season before the trade DL, does it?

Yes it does.

And +1 internets to  Subby

No it doesn't...

FTA:

Thomas' contract still counts towards the Bruins' salary cap obligations, since he is over the age of 35. Thomas announced last summer that he was taking a year off from hockey


Yes it does, the sentence was poorly written. What you quoted is referring to him being suspended, the contract counts no matter what as long as he is a member of the Bruins. Now that he is traded his cap hit is the problem of the Islanders. But neither team has to shell out a penny of the contract as long as he does not show up.
 
2013-02-08 01:18:50 PM  

JohnHall: desertgeek: fatalvenom: Usually I think my Headlines are better, but ya got me on this one Subby.

Big question, this doesn't free up any Bruins cap-room for this season before the trade DL, does it?

Yes it does.

And +1 internets to  Subby

No it doesn't...

FTA:

Thomas' contract still counts towards the Bruins' salary cap obligations, since he is over the age of 35. Thomas announced last summer that he was taking a year off from hockey


Think of it this way: When Team A trades a player to Team B, Team B accepts all obligations and costs of the player's contract  unless Team A agrees to pay no greater than 50% of the player's contract which would be reflected on the cap hit as well, if I understand things correctly.

Because this trade was all about cap space and nothing more, Boston isn't taking any of Thomas' remaining contract. He was suspended without pay by the Bruins for not reporting to the team. He will be suspended without pay by the Isles for not reporting. Neither side loses any money in this. But suspended players are still counted on the team's salary cap.
 
2013-02-08 01:31:39 PM  

desertgeek: Because this trade was all about cap space and nothing more, Boston isn't taking any of Thomas' remaining contract. He was suspended without pay by the Bruins for not reporting to the team. He will be suspended without pay by the Isles for not reporting. Neither side loses any money in this. But suspended players are still counted on the team's salary cap.


...if the player was at least 35 when the contract was signed. Lubomir Visnovsky wasn't counting against the Islanders cap until he was re-instated.  (which all by itself solved the cap floor problem, but the Thomas thing isn't going to cost them anything anyway.)
 
2013-02-08 02:14:34 PM  

sno man: desertgeek: Because this trade was all about cap space and nothing more, Boston isn't taking any of Thomas' remaining contract. He was suspended without pay by the Bruins for not reporting to the team. He will be suspended without pay by the Isles for not reporting. Neither side loses any money in this. But suspended players are still counted on the team's salary cap.

...if the player was at least 35 when the contract was signed. Lubomir Visnovsky wasn't counting against the Islanders cap until he was re-instated.  (which all by itself solved the cap floor problem, but the Thomas thing isn't going to cost them anything anyway.)



Plus, now if they decide to trade any of their expiring-contract assets as rentals, they don't have to worry about taking back salary just to stay above the floor.

I even read a Bob MacKenzie tweet saying that, basically, the Isles can 'toll' the contract to next year if Thomas still hasn't reported by end-of-season (as they did with Nabokov last year), such that the cap hit is applied to next season (again, with no cash to be paid), and next season, and next... well, in perpetuity, technically. At least until he reports/retires, then it would begin to count down toward expiry. Madness...
 
2013-02-08 03:17:12 PM  

skinink: Fark Tim Thomas. He could have been a sports legend in Boston for helping the Bruins win a Stanley cup after decades of futility. Instead he made the whole thing political and then decided he needed time away from the team for some kind of "sabbatical". FFS, Tim, you were going to meet the President at the White House as a champion. It's not like Obama was going to ask you to personally endorse Obamacare.


He is a legend.

Theo Epstein is also a legend.

Theo Epstein skipped a White House meeting. No one cared.

This entire thing was generated by the Boston media that can't get enough of themselves. Even the hockey media in general is still baffled about why it blew up so much.
 
2013-02-08 05:23:51 PM  

meddleRPI: skinink: Fark Tim Thomas. He could have been a sports legend in Boston for helping the Bruins win a Stanley cup after decades of futility. Instead he made the whole thing political and then decided he needed time away from the team for some kind of "sabbatical". FFS, Tim, you were going to meet the President at the White House as a champion. It's not like Obama was going to ask you to personally endorse Obamacare.

He is a legend.

Theo Epstein is also a legend.

Theo Epstein skipped a White House meeting. No one cared.

This entire thing was generated by the Boston media that can't get enough of themselves. Even the hockey media in general is still baffled about why it blew up so much.


But Theo didn't turn into an insufferable douche and make it all about himself when he missed the White House visit.

That little twerp had his all about me moment when he dressed in a gorilla suit.
 
2013-02-08 05:27:53 PM  

fatalvenom: meddleRPI: skinink: Fark Tim Thomas. He could have been a sports legend in Boston for helping the Bruins win a Stanley cup after decades of futility. Instead he made the whole thing political and then decided he needed time away from the team for some kind of "sabbatical". FFS, Tim, you were going to meet the President at the White House as a champion. It's not like Obama was going to ask you to personally endorse Obamacare.

He is a legend.

Theo Epstein is also a legend.

Theo Epstein skipped a White House meeting. No one cared.

This entire thing was generated by the Boston media that can't get enough of themselves. Even the hockey media in general is still baffled about why it blew up so much.

But Theo didn't turn into an insufferable douche and make it all about himself when he missed the White House visit.

That little twerp had his all about me moment when he dressed in a gorilla suit.


Neither did Tim Thomas. Epstein didn't turn into an insufferable douche because no one so much as asked him about it. The media basically went to 11 the minute they saw Timmy not there. shiat hit the fan on Twitter even before the event was done.

Tim Thomas made a statement through his Facebook page, and then refused to discuss the situation anymore after that. Not sure how that became "making it all about himself."

Like his reasoning or not, it was something he wished to keep to himself. It was the media, KPD in particular, that wouldn't shut up about it.
 
2013-02-08 06:00:20 PM  

puckrock2000: So the Islanders' goalie corps consists of a guy who's under contract until 2021, but has spent the majority of the last four seasons on the disabled list; a an almost-40-year-old who hasn't played in a year; and a guy who was suspended by the team when he refused to report after being claimed on waivers. Could somebody please tell me how in the hell Garth Snow still has a job?


Given the limitations that come with running the Islanders he really hasn't done that bad of a job. I wouldn't be upset to see him replaced by someone with more of a track record, but I'm not calling for his head either.
 
2013-02-08 06:02:05 PM  

meddleRPI: fatalvenom: meddleRPI: skinink: Fark Tim Thomas. He could have been a sports legend in Boston for helping the Bruins win a Stanley cup after decades of futility. Instead he made the whole thing political and then decided he needed time away from the team for some kind of "sabbatical". FFS, Tim, you were going to meet the President at the White House as a champion. It's not like Obama was going to ask you to personally endorse Obamacare.

He is a legend.

Theo Epstein is also a legend.

Theo Epstein skipped a White House meeting. No one cared.

This entire thing was generated by the Boston media that can't get enough of themselves. Even the hockey media in general is still baffled about why it blew up so much.

But Theo didn't turn into an insufferable douche and make it all about himself when he missed the White House visit.

That little twerp had his all about me moment when he dressed in a gorilla suit.

Neither did Tim Thomas. Epstein didn't turn into an insufferable douche because no one so much as asked him about it. The media basically went to 11 the minute they saw Timmy not there. shiat hit the fan on Twitter even before the event was done.

Tim Thomas made a statement through his Facebook page, and then refused to discuss the situation anymore after that. Not sure how that became "making it all about himself."

Like his reasoning or not, it was something he wished to keep to himself. It was the media, KPD in particular, that wouldn't shut up about it.



If he had wanted to keep it to himself he never would have posted it on his Facebook page to begin with.   He made his reasons for not going public then refused to talk about it.
 
2013-02-08 08:11:22 PM  
"We have acquired an asset for our organization," Islanders general manager Garth Snow said.

Looks like we have a frontrunner for endorsement of the year.
 
2013-02-08 08:33:49 PM  

meddleRPI: skinink: Fark Tim Thomas. He could have been a sports legend in Boston for helping the Bruins win a Stanley cup after decades of futility. Instead he made the whole thing political and then decided he needed time away from the team for some kind of "sabbatical". FFS, Tim, you were going to meet the President at the White House as a champion. It's not like Obama was going to ask you to personally endorse Obamacare.

He is a legend.

Theo Epstein is also a legend.

Theo Epstein skipped a White House meeting. No one cared.

This entire thing was generated by the Boston media that can't get enough of themselves. Even the hockey media in general is still baffled about why it blew up so much.


Oh my heaven, you're twisting around what happened with Theo and the White House. Stop lying. Here's a link about it:

http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpost?blogname=bostonred-sox&i d= 16128&city=boston
 
kab
2013-02-09 01:11:45 AM  

Flappyhead: If he had wanted to keep it to himself he never would have posted it on his Facebook page to begin with. He made his reasons for not going public then refused to talk about it.


Pretty much this.   Thanks for the cup, and now good riddance.
 
2013-02-09 12:16:18 PM  

skinink: meddleRPI: skinink: Fark Tim Thomas. He could have been a sports legend in Boston for helping the Bruins win a Stanley cup after decades of futility. Instead he made the whole thing political and then decided he needed time away from the team for some kind of "sabbatical". FFS, Tim, you were going to meet the President at the White House as a champion. It's not like Obama was going to ask you to personally endorse Obamacare.

He is a legend.

Theo Epstein is also a legend.

Theo Epstein skipped a White House meeting. No one cared.

This entire thing was generated by the Boston media that can't get enough of themselves. Even the hockey media in general is still baffled about why it blew up so much.

Oh my heaven, you're twisting around what happened with Theo and the White House. Stop lying. Here's a link about it:

http://m.espn.go.com/general/blogs/blogpost?blogname=bostonred-sox&i d= 16128&city=boston


Really? What part of

"Bush was still in office when the Sox won again in 2007. Epstein did not attend the '08 ceremony"

did I get wrong?
 
2013-02-09 12:20:09 PM  

Flappyhead: meddleRPI: fatalvenom: meddleRPI: skinink: Fark Tim Thomas. He could have been a sports legend in Boston for helping the Bruins win a Stanley cup after decades of futility. Instead he made the whole thing political and then decided he needed time away from the team for some kind of "sabbatical". FFS, Tim, you were going to meet the President at the White House as a champion. It's not like Obama was going to ask you to personally endorse Obamacare.

He is a legend.

Theo Epstein is also a legend.

Theo Epstein skipped a White House meeting. No one cared.

This entire thing was generated by the Boston media that can't get enough of themselves. Even the hockey media in general is still baffled about why it blew up so much.

But Theo didn't turn into an insufferable douche and make it all about himself when he missed the White House visit.

That little twerp had his all about me moment when he dressed in a gorilla suit.

Neither did Tim Thomas. Epstein didn't turn into an insufferable douche because no one so much as asked him about it. The media basically went to 11 the minute they saw Timmy not there. shiat hit the fan on Twitter even before the event was done.

Tim Thomas made a statement through his Facebook page, and then refused to discuss the situation anymore after that. Not sure how that became "making it all about himself."

Like his reasoning or not, it was something he wished to keep to himself. It was the media, KPD in particular, that wouldn't shut up about it.


If he had wanted to keep it to himself he never would have posted it on his Facebook page to begin with.   He made his reasons for not going public then refused to talk about it.


In the era of "THE FANS DESERVE TO KNOW!!!11!!1!" what makes you think that by making no statement whatsoever, it would have been any better?

He made a statement about why he declined the invite, as any athlete would be expected to.

Epstein no-shows in 2008, and gives a bullshiat excuse. Oh, that's OK.

Manny no-shows in 2008, gives no reason. Oh, that's OK.

Tim Thomas no-shows in 2012, gives an honest reason, OMG BETRAYAL OF THE HIGHEST ORDER.

You're just blinded by politics. Just admit it. Stop trying to rationalize it. It's OK.
 
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