Haggerty: 'Was there a bridge he didn't burn?'
Thu, 7 Feb 2013|
Joe Haggerty says Tim Thomas likely couldn't have come back to play for the Bruins even if he wanted to
Greg and CSN. Dot com hockey guru Joseph Hagerty on the phone and -- we knew this day it was a possibility perfect storm of the -- needed to get above the cap floor or face penalties. Is this a good deal for the Bruins. The great deal for the Bruins like I don't think there's any question about that Tim Thomas does decide. To play at some point whether it this year whether it next year the New York Islanders tried to pull. His contract the next year the Bruins get the -- to grab it and they get some value. It's been returned protect our league should look Theriot would do it first and second round picks so that's good. And they ought to get the five billion dollars in cap relief from the salary cap for Tim Thomas contract. Which is something they've been looking for all along because clearly wasn't gonna play for the Bruins again. We traded somewhere you get -- cap beliefs gap after the four million dollars and happily fills yet. If they put Marc Savard on long term injured reserve I thought about nine million dollars in cap space the Bruins seemed to start in first place in the division -- -- gotten off to a great start this year. Not really doesn't cap space they have towards making a trade to get an out that in. By the able trade deadline -- team even batters so. You're talking about the Bruins being in a very good but now cap space as well that came on the ice because that's -- Yeah makes you think of somebody like Jerome McGinley just the Mets -- one of the names that have been linked to the Bruins overtime. Now when asked about Thomas -- -- too many bridges to even return to Boston. Should you wanna do joke. Well Mike people who interpret Pittsburgh that would be a question -- One. I I you know I I think she gave birth -- too many -- though he left one done structurally sound enough to return back to Boston. I after everything that's gone -- is amazing to me it will continue to be amazing to me. I've -- in the span of the year Tim Thomas went from. How shall be early -- Finnish sports icon that could have been up there with that so many others after he won the cars might have been. Let's the Berlin to a Stanley Cup championship. But he went from that persona number out of the Bruins organization was the guy that his teammates didn't want back. -- that the team didn't want back in that they've moved on from. Because he -- spectacle in the second half last year after -- shot -- not to go to the White House sort of very cautionary tale. I think a lot of people approach sport and a couple of shut story of Tim Thomas and his relationship but the --