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Easy to Pull for Tim Thomas, Ain’t It?

How can you

not

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!!!)

JJ
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Tim’s a great story. I’m hoping he pulls it out cause he graduated from my high school. Albeit over ten years before I did. Now I work for the schools and I get to see his record for saves in a game posted by the gym everyday. (It was 62 back in 1991.) Maybe if they win he will swing by with the cup eh?

Posted by Chris from Davison on 06/15/11 at 11:28 AM ET

MOWingsfan19's avatar

I went to UVM and graduated one year before Thomas & St. Louis…. I used to bartend at Rasputins and have rasied a glass with both of them.
I’d be happy as hell to see Thomas hoist the silver chalice tonight.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 06/15/11 at 11:45 AM ET

Jon Jordan's avatar

Awesome stuff.

I’m sure there are a lot of great stories behind guys that could potentially lift the Cup tonight. Thomas’ and his personality, as we’ve all now come to know it, at least a little, tops that list for me.

I can’t wait for the opening draw…

JJ

Posted by Jon Jordan from Tampa, FL on 06/15/11 at 01:43 PM ET

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