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.
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while thoroughly enjoying all the pictures and videos of John Martin and his beautiful family enjoying themselves at Steve Buckley’s Olde Time Baseball Game last night.
*In the interest of self-promotion: Here I am discussing the current state of affairs with David Pastrnak and the Bruins, and what it means to Boston’s other younger players if they don’t pay him what he’s due.
*Another thing in the interest of self-promotion: I spoke with Toucher and Rich this a.m. about how David Pastrnak hit the RFA market at exactly the right time for a big payday.
*Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan talks about a visit he paid to Phil Kessel in Toronto over the last couple of weeks.
*So, apparently Tyler Seguin thinks he can create a nickname for himself. Hasn’t anybody ever explained to him that you can’t choose your own nickname?
*The first edition of the 2018 draft rankings are out by the Hockey News, and it looks like a better draft class than this past summer.
*PHT writer James O’Brien has the Tampa Bay Lightning joining a joint effort in Tampa to move Confederate monuments.
*FOH (Friend of Haggs) Greg Wyshynski has another in his “What If…?” series asking what might have happened if Terry Pegula owned the Buffalo Sabres in the 1990’s.
*For something completely different: I can be hit or miss with Tina Fey’s comedy, but I thought her sheet cake-filled take on last weekend’s ugly, tragic events were both on-point and funny.
Mike Felger says that the Boston Bruins are being put in an impossible spot with David Pastrnak's contract situation.