Originally written on Rotowire  |  Last updated 11/19/14

RALEIGH, NC - MAY 12: Tim Thomas #30 of the Boston Bruins looks on against the Carolina Hurricanes during Game Six of the Eastern Conference Semifinal Round of the 2009 Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 12, 2009 at the RBC Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. The Bruins defeated the Hurricanes 4-2. (Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty Images)
Do not be surprised if the Bruins send Tim Thomas packing this summer. He was solid enough, but was out-goaltended by a rookie. And he's probably out of favor in the room after tossing his teammates under the bus earlier in the series.  It couldn't have happened to a better guy. Joel Ward sniped the winner after taking the hard road to the NHL -- he spent four full years playing hockey for the University of PEI Panthers in the CIS before signing an AHL contract and then working his way up. The Ken Dryden comps continue for Braden Holtby -- hotshot rookie goalie ousts the favored Bruins ... I'll wait to pass judgement, but I'll enjoy it while he rolls. The absence of Nathan Horton cannot be overstated. He could be one of the most valuable mid-50 point player in the NHL. Is it really possible to have the fifth through eighth seeds emerge from in the East? Wow. If that happens, the Caps would match up against the Flyers next round. If not, they get the Rangers. Maybe Da...
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