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2013-02-08 08:21:30 AM  
5 votes:
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.
2013-02-07 10:06:15 PM  
3 votes:
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  
2 votes:

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.
2013-02-08 01:13:39 PM  
1 votes:

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.
2013-02-07 11:14:04 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:15:16 PM  
1 votes:

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 10:06:09 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:55:54 PM  
1 votes:

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 09:35:10 PM  
1 votes:
I love this headline more than Tim Thomas loves being an asshat.
2013-02-07 09:33:22 PM  
1 votes:

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