Found January 24, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
PLAYERS: Tim ThomasCam Neely
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
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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 is out of line.  Others say he’s exercising a personal right.  Regardless of your political affiliation, you have to respect Thomas for having the courage to stand up for something he believes in passionately.  The Bruins’ response to the situation is interesting on a number of levels.  Immediately, the organization went into damage control mode.  President Cam Neely issued a statement saying the club was disappointed in Thomas’ decision.  He made it clear that Thomas’ political views by no means reflect those of the Bruin franchise. Continue reading "Stepping Out"
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