Originally written on Fox - The Hockey Guy  |  Last updated 11/3/14

OTTAWA, ON - DECEMBER 21: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins looks on during the game against the Ottawa Senators at Scotiabank Place on December 21, 2009 in Ottawa, Canada. (Photo by Phillip MacCallum/Getty Images)
A year removed from winning the Stanley Cup, the Boston Bruins face many serious questions after their first-round exit from the playoffs.What do they do in goal? Tim Thomas is 38 years old. He has a year left on his contract, but his no-trade protect expires June 30. Would another team be willing to take on his $5 million salary cap hit? Tuukka Rask appears ready to take over for Thomas and Anton Khudobin is emerging as a quality back-up.Rask’s restricted free agency is a mitigating circumstance, since some team could make a big offer sheet if he hits the market. He would be far more inclined to sign a long-term deal as the starter in Boston. Or how about this: The Bruins could keep Thomas, groom Khudobin to take over long-term and move Rusk to add another cornerstone player.Center Chris Kelly figures to hit it rich as an unrestricted free agent. He is a solid two-way player coming off a 20-goal season. He emerged as a Bruins leader. Can Boston afford to let him go?Power forward Na...
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