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Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas may have exercised his rights as “a Free Citizen,” when he no-showed for the team’s meeting at the White House, but it could have cost him a job in Boston. From Boston.com: “Thomas’s decision, however, may be the first step in goalie and team parting ways. His no-movement clause expires at the conclusion of this season. Thomas has one more season remaining on his four-year, $20 million contract. Rask, a restricted free agent at year’s end, should be ready to assume the starting job in 2012-13.” Rask indeed would be capable of at least coming close to picking up where Thomas left off. But why take the chance? If Thomas is still the ace he was last year, why not keep him for a contract year almost destined for stellar performances? The only factors splitting Thomas and the Bruins would be if Thomas tapers off from here on out, or, the pot really boils and Thomas wants out. The Bruins, evidently, are use to Thomas’ outspoken political view...
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