PHOTO: Panthers hand out Tim Thomas bobbleheads after trade
Let this be a lesson: don't schedule bobblehead days of pending UFAs right after the trade deadline. Or else you end up like the Panthers with a Tim Thomas giveaway.
It's Tim Thomas bobblehead day at the Panthers game. Yes, still. pic.twitter.com/gdqjn0U2Fg— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) March 9, 2014
From the department of poorly timed promotions, the Florida Panthers gave away Tim Thomas bobbleheads to the first 7,500 fans on Sunday. This is a problem of course because Tim Thomas is no longer with the Panthers, traded on Wednesday to Dallas.
The organization already had the bobbleheads made, though, so they went through with the promotion even with Roberto Luongo starting against Boston.
To try and make up for it in a small way, the Panthers also gave out Roberto Luongo posters to fans with a shot from his first stint with the organization. It's as close as we ever got to seeing that Dream Team in the Panthers' crease.
Everyone in attendance will receive a Luongo poster! First 7500 can also take home a Thomas Bobblehead. pic.twitter.com/a26QjFGvaE— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) March 9, 2014
As is only customary, the team Twitter accounts had a little back and forth as the Stars asked if they could get some of those Thomas bobbleheads for their collection considering Thomas is on of them now. The Panthers tried to give a snipe back only to have it blow up in their faces. Considering it's the Panthers, that sounds about right.
Dallas Stars (@DallasStars) March 9, 2014
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