Found January 25, 2012 on Boston Herald Sports:
PLAYERS: Tim Thomas
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
Bruins all-world goalie Tim Thomas doesn't deserve all the sniping he's receiving for skipping a date with the...

Should Tim Thomas had shown up to White House as only U.S.-born member of Stanley Cup Boston Bruins?

The critics have spoken. And Tim Thomas is even trending on Twitter. An outpour of support — and backlash — towards one of the most likable NHL goalie has quipped one question: Why? Why did Tim Thomas decline an invitation to the White House? Well, because he holds strong conservative political views. And, apparently, the Tea Party applauds this lid: The 'Don...

Tim Thomas Does Not Attend White House Ceremony

via Fluto Shinzawa of the Bruins Blog at the Boston Globe, Tim Thomas, one of two Americans on the roster, chose not to attend today’s ceremony at the White House, according to GM Peter Chiarelli. “We’re like a family. We have our issues,” Chiarelli answered when asked if Thomas’s decision overshadowed the visit. “You deal with them, move on, and try and support everyone...

Note to Tim Thomas Critics: Give It A Rest

(H/T to our buds at Days of Y'orr for some utterly hilarious Photoshops, as always. Check them out if you love the Bruins, or better yet, if you hate them.) Over the last couple of days, no athlete has taken more internet heat than Tim Thomas, goaltender for the Boston Bruins, after he opted to skip the Stanley Cup champions' visit to the White House to meet President...

Thomas Says "Nyet" To White House Visit

It is a well known fact that hockey goalies are a breed apart.  Many of them have odd habits and generally speaking are not like the skaters on their teams.  After all, if you spent your career, your life's work, willingly watching players launch pucks from the point at you at 90+ MPH, you gotta be a different kind of person. Proving this point, Boston Bruins Goalie, two time...

Stepping Out

Not surprisingly, the decision by Tim Thomas not to attend Monday’s ceremony at the White House honoring the Bruins’ Stanley Cup championship team has generated some heated debate.  A firestorm is always ignited when a star athlete snubs a presidential invitation. Healthy debate is good, and convincing arguments can be made on both sides of the ledger.  Some people think Thomas...

Thomas’s stance draws some shots from Bruins fans

After Bruins goalie Tim Thomas skipped Monday’s White House ceremony to honor the team, many fans denounced the act as selfish and ill-timed.

PHT: Ex-politician rips Bruin over Obama snub

PHT: The firestorm started by Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas yesterday continues to burn, as angry Democrats are now speaking out about the snub.

Neely statement on Thomas

WASHINGTON -- Bruins president Cam Neely tonight released a statement about goalie Tim Thomas' decision to boycott the team's visit to the White House today. “As an organization we were honored by President Obama’s invitation to the White House," said Neely. "It was a great day and a perfect way ...

Why the Boston Bruins should shoulder blame for Tim Thomas White House mess

"Team guys don't opt out of team meetings or celebrations. Tyler Seguin goofed up earlier this season, missed a team breakfast and X-and-O session in Winnipeg, and found himself sitting in the press box that night. The importance of being on time, being present, was made clear to the 19-year-old winger. There's no way for coach Claude Julien or GM Peter Chiarelli to...

Bruins' Thomas explains why he skipped White House

Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas offered an explanation Monday night for why he chose to not meet President Barack Obama.

Chris Kelly Says Tim Thomas' Decision to Not Attend Bruins' White House Visit Didn't Disrupt Day's Festivities

The Bruins had a very eventful day on Monday, as they paid President Barack Obama a visit at the White House. But forward Chris Kelly still took some time to give NESN Daily a call in order to talk about the day's happenings. Kelly said the White House visit was a special event, and he was very happy to share the experience with his teammates. Tim Thomas elected to not attend...

Bruins Tim Thomas’ absence from White House reception a political statement

The Boston Bruins were hosted at the White House today at a reception celebrating their 2011 Stanley Cup win with US President Barack Obama — but they were a man short. That’s because Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was a no-show. Why, you ask? Due to political reasons. Apparently, Thomas is not too fond of Obama’s policies. Thomas explained why he skipped the party at 1600...

Obama honors Bruins; Thomas a no-show

President Barack Obama honored the NHL's Boston Bruins for their 2011 Stanley Cup championship, but Tim Thomas didn't show up.

Boston Bruins: First In The East

The Boston Bruins sitatop the Eastern Conference (well, tied with the Rangers) after wins atFlorida, New Jersey, and Philadelphia, and losses at Tampa and at home to theNew York Rangers. The loss to the Broadway Blueshirts was a heartbreaker, withMarian Gaborik sliding one past Tuukka Rask with four seconds left in the OT.But the big news inBruins Nation was today’s visit to the...
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