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During the 2011 Stanley Cup playoffs, Tim Thomas put on one of the best goaltending performances in recent memory. The Conn Smythe Trophy sitting on his mantel is proof of that. But with Thomas returning to Boston for the first time in a different colored uniform on Thursday, Claude Julien wanted to make one thing clear: Tim Thomas was not the lone reason for the end Bruins’ Stanley Cup drought. “Well they’re right,” the head coach told reporters (via CBS Boston) when asked about the belief that the B’s would not have won the Cup without Thomas. “But Tim Thomas doesn’t win the Stanley Cup if our team doesn’t play as well as they did in front of him. So this is an honest statement: Tim played well but I think our team played just as well in front of him. You don’t win a Stanley Cup with just a goaltender. That statement is almost impossible to dispute. Since 1988, only two goalies (Thomas in 2011 and Martin Brodeur with the Devils in ’03) have won the Vezina Trophy and the Stanley Cu...
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