Report: Thomas mulling over sitting out a season


Report: Thomas mulling over sitting out a season

NEWARK, NJ Adding another level of intrigue to the offseason of Tim Thomas, the Bruins goaltender is apparently considering sitting out the entire 2012-13 season according to a TSN report.
No explanation was given as to Thomas reasoning behind the potential NHL sabbatical. reported that Thomas moved his family from the suburbs of Boston to the Colorado Springs, Colorado area midway through this past season a departure after Thomas had previously made his permanent home in Boston.
The Bruins goaltender also befuddled many with his noncommittal comments towards the organization after their playoffs run was over, and noticeably avoided questions about his happiness in Boston and his desire to retire a member of the Bs organization.
Peter Chiarelli had maintained he wasnt inclined to entertain trade offers for his goaltenders during a press conference following their playoff loss to the Washington Capitals, but that would appear very much subject to change given the tumultuous season between player and organization.
Thomas is completely healthy and is signed for one more season at a 5 million salary cap hit with a previous full no-trade clause lifting on July 1. Tuukka Rask is a restricted free agent thats expected to sign with the Bruins, but they have begun stockpiling young goaltenders in recent week with the signing of 22-year-old Swedish goalie Niklas Svedberg.

Haggerty's Morning Skate: NHL teams aren't just making trades for themselves ahead of deadline

Haggerty's Morning Skate: NHL teams aren't just making trades for themselves ahead of deadline

Here are all the hockey links from around the world, and what I’m reading while feeling like Warren Beatty took the sneaky way out by handing that wrong Academy Award card to Faye Dunaway last night. Clearly he knew something was amiss and he let her step into it. Kind of a weasel move if you asked me.

-- An interesting letter from FOH (Friend of Haggs) James Mirtle about the pay wall involving The Athletic sports website in Toronto.

-- Dean Lombardi and the Los Angeles Kings dealing for Ben Bishop is about more than just an insurance policy for Jonathan Quick.

-- FOH Mike Halford has the Minnesota Wild going for it with their trade for Martin Hanzal, but also keeping him from the other teams in the West.

-- NHL commissioner Gary Bettman says the Penguins are in great shape after winning the Cup last spring, and it’s clear they’re in good hands after Mario Lemieux and Ron Burkle opted not to sell the franchise.

-- Kyle Quincey is being held out of the lineup in New Jersey because of pending trades, and the wonder is who else in New Jersey might be getting dealt.

-- Gabriel Landeskog and his Colorado Avalanche teammates know the trade deadline is coming. It would certainly be weird if they didn’t.

-- The San Jose Sharks feel fortunate for the timing of their bye week as it was clear that they needed a break.

-- For something completely different: Gronk was busy doing Gronk things at the Daytona 500 over the weekend.