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by George Malik on 06/04/12 at 03:59 AM ET
Via NHL Gossip on Twitter, hockey fans (including this one) might not understand why Tim Thomas has chosen to take a year off from playing hockey, but Comcast Sportsnet Northeast’s Joe Haggerty reports that the vast majority of Thomas’s Boston Bruins teammates are either relatively supportive of their probable ex-teammate’s decision…Or they plain old don’t care that much, which tells you about the strained relationship the B’s have been rumored to have with a player some call Tim-ME…
Nobody on the team begrudged Thomas leaving the team to be with his family in Colorado, and rightfully so. But it was clear his teammates also recognized the Vezina Trophy level goaltending they might be missing out on – an elite level of play that led them to their Stanley Cup title last season.
“He’s a big part of our team. Everyone has the responsibility to make their own decisions in life. I haven’t lost any respect for him,” said Tyler Seguin to CSNNE.com. “I’ll miss him. He’s got my best wishes. Hopefully I’ll be able to be out on the same ice with him again.”
Two other Bruins players reached by CSNNE.com didn’t feel strongly enough about Thomas leaving to comment, and defenseman Dennis Seidenberg was supportive of his teammate attending to family matters.
“If he feels like that’s what he needs to do for his family then that’s okay, I guess,” said Seidenberg. “It’s tough to judge.”
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