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by Paul on 06/04/12 at 08:35 PM ET
from Elliotte Friedman of CBC,
One year ago, Tim Thomas was THE story. The goalie who didn’t grab an NHL stranglehold until he was 32, an opportunity he initially refused, not believing the Bruins would provide a fair chance.
But, there he was, in the middle of Boston’s Stanley Cup celebration, the backbone of a champion. The Vezina Trophy winner, MVP of the playoffs, a terrific rags-to-riches success, one of the best interviews in the league.
Now? Well, is anyone really certain what we’re dealing with?
There’s an understanding among players that goalies are different. But that adjective doesn’t do Thomas justice, especially by NHL standards. Most players try to fit in. He has no interest in doing so, and the Bruins did an excellent job of preventing most of us from realizing that. If they didn’t have a White House visit on the calendar, would we have any clue?
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