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The Florida Panthers are in Boston tonight, Tim Thomas will not play and is not talking.

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Tim Thomas was far and a way the best goalie in the playoffs that year.  He may be right, but on the flipside the Bruins don’t win if Thomas doesn’t have a .940 save percentage and a sub-2 GAA.

Claude Julien is a *#$%@&.

Posted by Garth on 11/07/13 at 02:12 PM ET

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“He” being Claude Julien.

Posted by Garth on 11/07/13 at 02:12 PM ET

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no idea why julien would even stir that pot. what an idiot.

Posted by Chet from twitter: thegansen on 11/07/13 at 02:27 PM ET

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That is really a puzzling statement from someone who coaches a NHL team. You can make that statement about any player who has won a Cup, so Julien’s comment comes off as petty.

Posted by socalwingnut on 11/07/13 at 02:30 PM ET

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That is really a puzzling statement from someone who coaches a NHL team. You can make that statement about any player who has won a Cup, so Julien’s comment comes off as petty.

Basically this. Possibly Patrick Roy might have something to say about this with the 93 Habs win, but, beyond that, this statement could be applied to anybody with a ring who plays any position.

Singling out Thomas just seems like sour grapes.

Posted by larry on 11/07/13 at 02:39 PM ET

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So… Julien is trash-talking the other team’s backup goalie.

Nice.  That was well worth his time.

Posted by Primis on 11/07/13 at 03:08 PM ET

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I think CJ is just deflecting the discussion about Thomas’s “return to Boston” and trying to put the focus back on the players he still has on his team that were also an important part of that Cup. We see coaches take this tack a lot when the old star player comes to town and the coach views that discussion as a distraction and detraction from his current team.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 11/07/13 at 03:13 PM ET

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I think CJ is just deflecting the discussion about Thomas’s “return to Boston” and trying to put the focus back on the players he still has on his team that were also an important part of that Cup. We see coaches take this tack a lot when the old star player comes to town and the coach views that discussion as a distraction and detraction from his current team.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 11/07/13 at 02:13 PM ET

Then he’s an idiot, because he just made it into a story, or a bigger story even.  Prior to this I didn’t even know FLA and BOS were playing, or that Thomas was “returning”.  I do now.

You know you’ve lost when you do this and even Tim Thomas won’t comment.

Posted by Primis on 11/07/13 at 03:59 PM ET

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I think CJ is just deflecting the discussion about Thomas’s “return to Boston”

Deflecting the discussion?  He just shone a giant spotlight on the discussion.

And Thomas isn’t even playing.

Posted by Garth on 11/07/13 at 04:29 PM ET

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No surprise here…I’ve always found Julien to be a total ####

Posted by godblender on 11/07/13 at 05:06 PM ET

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Julian’s saying to win a cup it takes a team effort, which it does. Nothing more nothing less. Drives me nuts how media in general and some fans, always wants to blow every little sound byte out of proportion because they have nothing better to talk about.

Posted by realmk on 11/07/13 at 05:51 PM ET

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Julian’s saying to win a cup it takes a team effort, which it does. Nothing more nothing less. Drives me nuts how media in general and some fans, always wants to blow every little sound byte out of proportion because they have nothing better to talk about.

Posted by realmk on 11/07/13 at 04:51 PM ET

If that’s ALL that he’s saying, then why didn’t he just say THAT? He’s taking a shot at Thomas who was their best player that entire season and playoffs. He’s an unprofessional ass for it, too. Doesn’t Claude Julien have anything better to talk about?

 

Posted by godblender on 11/07/13 at 06:23 PM ET

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That’s exactly what he said, go read it again, Thomas isn’t going to score by himself right? You need skaters to do that? No doubt he was a beast during that run and deserves a lot of credit but it’s a team sport.

Posted by realmk on 11/07/13 at 06:33 PM ET

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