Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Jon Jordan on 06/15/11 at 11:01 AM ET
How can you
like this guy? (Vancouver fans: You, of course, are excused from answering.)
I was fortunate enough to chat with him briefly in Raleigh during All-Star Weekend earlier this season and caught him at the podium during the East Final but it seems like Tim Thomas has a gem or two lined up every time he gets behind a mic.
In Tuesday’s off-day presser, in discussing childhood driveway fantasies of Game 7 situations, Thomas relayed, “Well, I was Stevie Yzerman, which doesn’t make sense for a goalie, but…” Later, as a reporter began a question with, “Standing here today,” the Bruins’ netminder extraordinaire jumped in for a moment of levity, affably quipping, “You’re sitting and so am I.”
Stuff like that is, well, it’s just fun. Kinda like watching Thomas play the game.
As a hockey fan with no team of interest in the Cup Final, a Game 7 is all I - or anyone in my position - could ask for. I won’t be rooting but if Thomas is fortunate enough to raise the Cup this evening, he’s definitely one guy I’d be happy to raise a glass for and toast in his honor in turn.
Here’s the rest of yesterday’s presser:
Enjoy Game 7, gang.
It’s what it’s all about (no, really… In this case, it actually is!!!)
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