BOSTON - Well, all good things come to an end.
And so do controversial, bitter things. I'm talking about the Tim Thomas trade news that came out of the Boston front office this morning.
Tim Thomas, since his arrival in Boston, has been an amazing team player, a great leader and a phenomenal Goalie. He helped Boston win it's first Stanley Cup in 39 years, and he added the Conn Smythe trophy to this mantle. But things seemed to turn quickly after he refused to visit the White House following the championship win.
I think for most Bruins fans, this is a relief. It takes the focus off of the dramatic aspect of a teammate being loud about an irrelevant subject that doesn't pertain to the game on the Ice. Although we haven't heard from Thomas in awhile, there have been harsh words thrown at the Goaltender, and Fans have not been very happy with him.
In return for Thomas, the Bruins will get a conditional draft pick in either 2014 or 2015 from New York.
"It's something that helps us create some flexibility on our cap." Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli said. "First and foremost, Tim was, obviously, a huge part of our team and said that in all likelihood he wasn't going to play this year, so he became an asset. Both an asset and a liability." He added.
I, along with the rest of the Black n' Gold faithful, I'm sure, hope this doesn't interfere with the great start to the season. We wish Tim the best in New York, but we look to the future, and we will keep cheering for our hometown heroes!
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