Tim Thomas is an interesting fellow. That much we know.
But we also know that he was probably the biggest reason behind the Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup Championship. The dude stood on his head -- and then lost his head a bit in the following year.
But how will we remember him? Mike Felger, Kirk Minihane, and Ron Borges take a stab at it.
"I think his legacy is going to be a guy who was great when they needed him, nobody has ever had a better postseason run in this town in any year, but the other stuff is going to be a factor, there's no question about it," Minihane said.
Felger, though, thinks that in the long run the Cup is what will stand out.
"I think in 10 years, I think it's going to be 90 percent what he did in 2011, and maybe just a little smidge of he lost it in the end."
Check out the video for more.
Mike Felger says that the Boston Bruins are being put in an impossible spot with David Pastrnak's contract situation.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading while really interested to see what Don Sweeney is going to do now.
*Here’s a pretty funny Tinder profile created for Jaromir Jagr as he’s looking for love in the form of NHL employment at this date late in the summer.
*John Tavares is in no rush whatsoever to re-sign with the New York Islanders and that may not be a great sign for them if they don’t really clean up a few things including their rink situation.
*The NHL doesn’t have an NCAA loophole problem, according to the Hockey News. I don’t have a big issue with it right now either, but it could really become a problem if every single drafted college player begins following this path to free agency.
*Las Vegas resident Deryk Engelland is acting as the Golden Knights welcome wagon for all the new players coming into Sin City for the expansion franchise.
*In the interest of self-promotion, here’s my radio hit with Winnipeg yesterday talking about the very comparable situations between Leon Draisaitl and David Pastrnak. This conversation took place hours before Draisaitl was signed by the Oilers, but I maintain what I said all along about Pastrnak getting paid as a result of this.
*Logan Couture and his jaw are fully healed and ready to go even his teeth are still pretty sore after last spring’s massive collision in the playoffs.
*If you’re interested in a wide-ranging conversation about the Vancouver Canucks, here is your story on the Interwebs today.
*For something completely different: The Defenders are coming in the next few days to Netflix and I’m pretty damn excited about it.