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Posted 22 June 2012 - 08:14 PM

Not quite sure why he wants out of Boston.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 06:50 AM

Is the story true that he believes that the end of the world is just around the corner and that he's taking the believed-to-be necessary steps to save him and his family? If it is, he's got to stop following that Mayan calendar.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:10 AM

Now that he's waived his No-Movement Clause... Can't the Bruins just send him down to the minors? What team is going to pick him up if they know he's not going to play?
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Posted 23 June 2012 - 08:33 AM

What team is going to pick him up if they know he's not going to play?

Teams that are below the current salary floor. From all reports, it appears there are a few teams in that spot that are interested.

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Posted 23 June 2012 - 09:18 AM

He posted his reasoning for not going to the White House the same day the team was attending, so if he was pressed to explain himself it must have been by reporters that were on the ball.

If he had just refused to go to the White House I wouldn't care...What I find annoying is how he makes these outlandish statements on his facebook page and then when asked about them refuses to talk about them.

If you don't want your political statements to be discussed in public...Don't make them in public.

Then comparing the Obama administration to the Nazi's a week later was also a bit disrespectful IMO.


Well, I was unaware of his Nazi comments. But either way, it's just a guys opinion. It doesn't affect his play or even make him an ***hole.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:34 PM

Freedom of speech. Who cares what he stands for anyways?
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 06:39 PM

Anyone's stance on any political issue is no longer a topic of discussion at LGW. Please keep any discussion limited to the game of hockey and all that entails.
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Posted 26 July 2012 - 09:20 PM

Hopefully the new CBA will have something in it where Boston can release him outright due to the circumstances...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 08:44 AM

Anyone's stance on any political issue is no longer a topic of discussion at LGW. Please keep any discussion limited to the game of hockey and all that entails.


Love that, the guy did nothing wrong and focusing on family, friends and freedom away from hockey is never a bad thing. He is a great goaltender and deserves some respect. Could easily see him becoming a goaltender coach in Boston.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 09:43 AM

Silly old bear.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:10 AM

Boston tried to trade him last year, and wanted to trade him this year. They are obviously trying to dump him while his stock is still high because they are comfortable with slotting Rask as the starting goaltender. I don't think he wanted to uproot his family, and therefore wanted to retire in Boston... so his decision to sit out this year (making himself unappealing for trade) was in some ways forced by Boston. At any rate... stand-up guy.

On a side note, I hope he retires a Bruin because I just got his jersey... lol

Edited by RedWingsDad, 27 July 2012 - 11:22 AM.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 10:47 AM

Someone needs to save Tim from himself. One thing to have an unpopular opinion, its another to hold up a lightning rod every. single. chance. you get. We love you, Tim, but you should stick to hockey.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:21 AM

One final reminder, before this thread is toast. Politics is a no-go for LGW.

Further posts with political issues can and will be edited or deleted without advance notice, and you could find yourself with a sit on the bench as a result.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 11:42 AM

Hopefully the new CBA will have something in it where Boston can release him outright due to the circumstances...

Let me just state by the way, that I am referring to the circumstances around him "skipping a year" unexpectedly and basically just taking a leave without medical reason, I am not making a political stance here, and I FIRMLY agree with the removal of polical rhetoric on this board, it has no place...

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:06 PM

So much for the "You Can Play" project.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:29 PM

It's not the particular political views Thomas espouses that are the problem. I don't think anybody's been able to figure out exactly what those are anyway. The problem was that he embarrassed the Bruins organization and drew attention to his own views on multiple occasions during a time when his team should have been focused on making the Playoffs and getting a good seed.

I think they were phasing him out in favor of Rask anyway.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 12:39 PM

It's not the particular political views Thomas espouses that are the problem. I don't think anybody's been able to figure out exactly what those are anyway...."


You would be wrong. I think making loaded statements about someones political views still falls under the realm of discussing politics on LGW.

Moving on from political discourse............................... does anyone have any opinions on what will happen to Thomas? I wouldn't think a team would trade for him (give up assets) AND pay his salary... just to reach the salary floor. Perhaps there is something I don't understand that would make the scenario more appealing to a team trying to reach the salary floor. Seems there would be better alternatives.

Edited by RedWingsDad, 27 July 2012 - 12:41 PM.

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Posted 27 July 2012 - 04:36 PM

You would be wrong. I think making loaded statements about someones political views still falls under the realm of discussing politics on LGW.

Moving on from political discourse............................... does anyone have any opinions on what will happen to Thomas? I wouldn't think a team would trade for him (give up assets) AND pay his salary... just to reach the salary floor. Perhaps there is something I don't understand that would make the scenario more appealing to a team trying to reach the salary floor. Seems there would be better alternatives.

He'll be another year older, a year removed from the game, and brings possible unneeded discourse to the locker room... I think any team and/or GM would be out of their mind to trade for him........ Long story short, look for him to go to Columbus :)

All I have to say about Holland and our off-season:

Here in this thread

Here in this one as well

Here in this one too

and finally

Here


Holland is a damn good GM. period.


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Posted 28 July 2012 - 12:21 AM

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Posted 28 July 2012 - 06:15 PM

What I think will end up happening is that once Luongo is traded (I think Chicago or Toronto) I could see a market emerging for Thomas.





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