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#41 sundstrom

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Posted 03 June 2012 - 07:30 PM

i'm not convinced tim thomas is on the olympic team if it's held tomorrow, let alone in 2 years. team usa is likely quick, schneider and miller.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 12:13 AM

Just retire, if you want to come back later do so then. Drama queen much?
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:47 AM

Ick.

See now I look at this guys body of evidence and I MUST conclude he is not a smart person.

This is the kind of thing that creeps me out. There really are normal STUPID people out there. It boggles the mind.

and I don't understand why I have such trouble accepting it.

Now anyone who wants to is free to come on here and defend the guys intellect. But if anyone honestly feels he's not dimwitted.... honestly, can find an intelligent logical reason for his choices I guess I'll say in fairness. Like -- Niedermayer - smart annoying man. Thomas -- MORON. just moron. I despair of these guys and wish they'd all go be democrats quite honestly. What a fvcking embarrassment this dude is to the human race. It's these borderline guys who could dupe me into befriending them that I have real trouble.Cannot exculpate... well -- this morning anyhow. I probably won't give a sh!t in an hour or two <_<

It's the way he PARADES his incomprehensible stupidity. Thats what make it so profound to me. MORON! STFU dude. No one CARES that you're an idiot --- keep it behind closed doors you complete and utter UNAMUSING FOOL!
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 07:51 AM

There's always room for criticism :boogie:

:hail:

you all may find it hard to believe... but this could be my motto

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that doesn't in any way shape or form change what a total dolt Thomas is btw
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:05 AM

Thomas is an idiot and a drama queen :) I find the whole thing pretty amusing. I guess he wants so time to shack up with that cab driver lol
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:06 AM

Tim Thomas has paid his dues in the NHL more than just about anyone. He spent his mid-twenties bouncing from team to team and country to country.

If I were a Bruins fan, the only thing I'd be upset about is the $5M cap hit that might be left because of his contract, but the Devils disposed of Malakhov's deal and I imagine the Bruins will be able to send the fake Thomas contract somewhere as well. But any player has the right to say he doesn't want to play anymore - it's their life.


I'm sick of paid his dues sh!t too.

It's a sport -- you're good or you're not. You don't have fvckin' dues to pay. You work hard because you think you want something. So fine Thomas decided he's not so sure. Well he's already been sure, done sure and now it' time to quit. Not put a sign on the bathroom door - out of order -- until you just decide to get off the fvcking pot.

The term "paid his dues" implies deserves, has earned the right to be an a$$hole. Clarkson earned a spot on an NHL roster. Sykora earned a chance to play on the Devils this season.... but none paid their dues. Dues <_< Dues goes in a pot for everyone to share - it's not some get out jail free card. You don't get to stop paying dues just because you're in the club.

it's not you Tri, or even the expression, so much as a stupid person like Thomas evoking the term to defend his weak-minded choices.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:09 AM

Boston should easily be able to trade Thomas now. How many small market teams would love to have a 5 million cap hit without spending a penny.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:44 AM

Boston should easily be able to trade Thomas now. How many small market teams would love to have a 5 million cap hit without spending a penny.

How would that not be cap circumvention?
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 08:59 AM

How would that not be cap circumvention?

My guess would be because he's not retired. You can trade a player -- shoot this is even cause to trade not circumvention.

How is it that you think it WOULD be circumvention. That the Bruins asked him not to retire so they could trade him away for nothing and not take the cap hit? He doesn't seem that generous a (stupid) guy.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:24 AM

My guess would be because he's not retired. You can trade a player -- shoot this is even cause to trade not circumvention.

And you can sign free agents but apparently you can't be egregious about cap manipulation, which is what I feel this falls under.

How is it that you think it WOULD be circumvention. That the Bruins asked him not to retire so they could trade him away for nothing and not take the cap hit? He doesn't seem that generous a (stupid) guy.

No, nothing to do with the Bruins rather whatever hypothetical team tries to get free cap hit. If such a team were to actually trade for him after Thomas publicly stated he won't be playing, that violates the spirit of the cap rules as much as the Kovy contract did.

Hell in Kovy's case they said it was circumvention because Kovy most likely wouldn't play the final years of his contract, here Thomas is flat out declaring he won't.

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Posted 04 June 2012 - 09:35 AM

Bruins are an O6 team; Buttman won't lay a finger on them if they trade his sabbaticaled backside somewhere else.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 03:39 PM

After reading Thomas's Facebook post I just remembered these words:

"As long as there are religions, there are going to be people who are hiding their rottenness behind the veil of religion."

If there are no trade rumors, Thomas is back to "neglecting" two of these three F's and focusing on his true faith "willful ignorance".
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 04:07 PM

I can't stand Tim Thomas or Boston so this is perfect. Screw em both.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 05:59 PM

If anything, him deciding to put family and friends in the front seat instead of prioritizing racking up yet another few million dollars shows some serious character. I don't understand how anyone can give him a hard time over this. It's his career, and his life. More power to him.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:18 PM

If anything, him deciding to put family and friends in the front seat instead of prioritizing racking up yet another few million dollars shows some serious character. I don't understand how anyone can give him a hard time over this. It's his career, and his life. More power to him.


If he's truly doing it because of family then just retire instead of calling it a 'sabbatical'. I'm skeptical that he found religion (so to speak) at 38 years old when he's been in Boston the last few years as opposed to when he was traveling all over the world trying to make the NHL. If he's doing it because he doesn't want to go to Tampa or Toronto that's weak.
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Posted 04 June 2012 - 06:39 PM

I told my boss I'm taking tomorrow off for family, friends and faith but it didn't work for some reason.

Honestly... I've never seen a guy go so quickly from being a complete media darling to having both media and fans completely sick of him.
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Posted 05 June 2012 - 08:38 AM

If anything, him deciding to put family and friends in the front seat instead of prioritizing racking up yet another few million dollars shows some serious character. I don't understand how anyone can give him a hard time over this. It's his career, and his life. More power to him.


Because he ISN"T taking off for "family and friends" he is taking off so he will not be traded.

Edited by RedArmy8, 05 June 2012 - 08:39 AM.

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