Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas announced on his Facebook page Sunday that he is taking time away from the game. Yet he didn't say how long.
"From the earliest age I can remember, I've wanted to be a hockey player. I've been blessed in my life to not only be able to live that dream, but to achieve more than I ever thought possible," he posted on his Facebook page. "The singleminded focus that is necessary to accomplish a dream of this magnitude entails (by necessity) sacrifice in other areas and relationships in life.
"At the age of 38, I believe it is time to put my time and energies into those areas and relationships that I have neglected. That is why at this time I feel the most important thing I can do in my life is to reconnect with the three F's. Friends, Family, and Faith. This is what I plan on doing over the course of the next year. "
Thomas said he will continue to train and stay in shape.
"What does this portend for the future?" Thomas wrote. "We'll see. ... God's...