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.
With the Penguins and the Sharks in the Stanley Cup Finals, are you rooting for Phil Kessel or Joe Thornton?
Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading, while wondering how much of a dark cloud Slava Voynov’s presence is going to bring to the World Cup of Hockey.
*PHT’s Joey Alfieri tracks the ups and downs of Nashville Predators goalie Pekka Rinne, who had a frustrating season.
*Jonathan Drouin says that he “definitely wants to be” part of the Tampa Bay Lightning after a very rocky year with a happy ending for all.
*Speaking of the World Cup of Hockey, Taylor Hall was one of a number of deserving Canadian players – including P.K. Subban -- left off the roster.
*The San Jose Sharks have come a long way from their inaugural season in the league.
*Ottawa Senators senior advisor Bryan Murray is still getting used to a new role after a change in the Sens front office structure.
*Pittsburgh Penguins GM Jim Rutherford has plenty of reasons to be proud after a very good year running hockey ops for the Penguins.
*For something completely different: this January Rolling Stone magazine piece on Stevie Nicks was an excellent retrospective.