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Tim Thomas :To Trade Or Not To Trade

Posted on: January 26, 2012 9:24 pm
Edited on: January 31, 2012 7:32 pm
The thought of trading Tim Thomas in Boston would be sacrilegious but is it a
possibility? I think it is.It is not only possible but could be the right move in the
long run.With 37 year old Tim Thomas 'contract expiring at the end of the
2012-2013 season and with backup Tuuka Rask becoming a restricted free agent at the
end of the season the Bruins find themselves in the precarious position of
determining their future between the pipes.Thomas who has become a local hero
and icon finds himself towards the end of his playing days while the bruins have
the heir apparent waiting in the wings in Tuuka Rask (24 yrs.old) and have the
luxury of having two number one goaltenders under their control.With
Thomas' recent snub of the White House invite the Bruins could deal Thomas for
either a stud forward to add to their forward lines or number of draft picks
that could lead to another Tyler Seguin .The Bruins
ownership and management owe it to the fans to produce a winning product on the ice for many
years to come .Tim Thomas led the Bruins to the promise land ,but with his trade
the Bruins could be a perennial powerhouse not just for the present but the foreseeable
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