Tim Thomas talks about his plans for the upcoming year on Facebook

The Tim Thomas saga continues to develop and took another turn on Sunday.

The Conn Smythe winning goalie was back on Facebook and pretty much confirmed the discussion that's been taking place over the past couple of days without actually coming out and saying it: he's considering sitting out the 2012-13 season.

On his official Facebook page Thomas posted the following message for his fans:

From the earliest age I can remember, I've wanted to be a hockey player. I've been blessed in my life to not only be able to live that dream, but to achieve more than I ever thought possible.

The singleminded focus that is necessary to accomplish a dream of this magnitude entails (by necessity) sacrifice in other areas and relationships in life. At the age of 38, I believe it is time to put my time and energies into those areas and relationships that I have neglected. That is why at this time I feel the most important thing I can do in my life is to reconnect with the three F's.

Friends, Family, and Faith.

This is what I plan on doing over the course of the next year. On top of this, I will continue to train using the ARP/POV system www.ultrafitevosport.com and work with G-Form www.g-form.com in the development of protective equipment.

What does this portend for the future?

We'll see….God's will be done. TT
Well then. Here we are.

Word first started to circulate last week that Thomas was considering sitting out the 2012-13 season, and then Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli pretty much confirmed it. And now this seems to be the official confirmation coming straight from the horse's mouth.

It's certainly been a bizarre year for Thomas since winning the Stanley Cup and the Conn Smythe Trophy. It all started with the controversy that surrounded him not visiting the White House with his teammates (and was followed by his explanation on the same Facebook page), and now seems to be continuing with the developing storyline as to whether or not he's going to play next season.

If he really goes through with sitting out the season the Bruins lose a valuable asset, but should still have a legitimate No. 1 goalie in Tuukka Rask, a player that's already shown he can play at a high level for an extended period of time in the Bruins lineup.

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