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It’s official, goaltender Tim Thomas has been traded to the New York Islanders.
Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli announced to the public on February 7 that the trade was made in return for a conditional second round pick in 2014 or 2015.
As for myself, I haven’t been too concerned about Timmy. The only problem I had with him was that he decided to take the last year of his contract off.
Thomas posted on his Facebook page that he wanted to “reconnect with the three F’s. Friends, family, and faith.”
Because he didn’t show up to training camp, the team suspended him. Even though he wouldn’t be playing, he would still be getting paid $3 million.
By him getting traded, the Bruins are able to have more flexibility in getting new prospects or resigning players because they won’t have to pay Timmy the full $5 million salary he was signed for.
Although we all loved Timmy, he really disappointed the fans in the end. It all started from when he didn’t go to White House after the Stanley Cup win in 2011. We’ll remember him for all the good he did, but mostly for all the crazy shit he did.
But for the record, I was always Team Tuukka. I hope the Bruins put the extra money they have from letting Thomas go into keeping Tuukka Rask around.