Found January 29, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
from Kevin Paul Dupont of the Boston Globe, • Hottest rumor around the All-Star break had the Ducks dishing Corey Perry to Vancouver for former Boston College goalie Cory Schneider, Mason Raymond, and the vastly overpaid Keith Ballard. Another one had the Bruins dishing Tim Thomas to Chicago. Perhaps that could be the University of Vermont special, with the Bruins sending their ex-Catamount to the Hawks for former Catamount Viktor Stalberg. (Someone tell me why Anaheim would do this deal?) • Two team executives I spoke with last week said they would have mandated that Thomas appear at the White House with the Bruins, defining it as a team meeting. One said he would not be surprised to see the Bruins cut him free this summer in the two-week buyout period leading to July 1 free agency. more

Tim Thomas Stands by 'Individual' Stance to Skip White House Trip, Calls Situation 'Media-Driven'

Tim Thomas apparently didn't expect this type of reaction to his decision to skip the Bruins' trip to the White House earlier this week. Thomas backed up his stance on Friday in Ottawa during All-Star weekend, and he said that he stands by his personal decision to forego the opportunity to go the White House and meet the president. "I think it's all media-driven...

Bruins GM Chiarelli denies trying to trade G Thomas

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli has no plans to trade reigning Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas. "Not trading him," Chiarelli wrote in an e-mail to TSN's Pierre LeBrun on Monday. "I have not talked to anyone and I don't plan to." Later saying that he "followed his conscience," Thomas got into hot water last week when he elected...

Tim Thomas Trade Rumors are Absurd

Rumors have been swirling out of control surronding Boston Bruins' netminder Tim Thomas about possible trades.  According to, when Boston Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli was asked about trading his star goaltender, he simply answered: "Not trading him." Rumors surronding Thomas are ridiculous. When Boston Bruins netminder Tim Thomas decided to skip the Bruins...

Tim Thomas Becomes First Goalie in NHL History to Win Four Straight All-Star Games

Tim Thomas just loves winning. The Bruins netminder was once again the winning goaltender at the NHL All-Star Game on Sunday, marking the fourth straight All-Star Game in which that's been the case. He's the first goalie to accomplish that feat. Thomas, whose won all four All-Star Games that he's appeared in, stood tall as Team Chara pulled off a 12-9 victory over Team...

Photochop Winners: Tim Thomas Playing Poker With Dogs, Getting Tires Pumped While Bruins Visited White House (Photos)

Tim Thomas has had an eventful week, and it shows no sign of slowing down. After skipping out on the team's visit to the White House on Monday, Thomas watched from the bench while the Bruins fell to the Washington Capitals the next day by a final score of 5-3. For the rest of this week, he will be in Ottawa taking place in the All-Star festivities on behalf of Team Chara after...

Matthew Barry: I Love All This Vancouver Trade Talk

Corey Perry! This is a bigger joke than what the Republicans are drumming out for Obama's competition. But.. but... we have Schneider! Yeah? And what happens if (and its a real possible if) Luongo starts to flop in the playoffs, or pulls a groin. Who are the Canucks going to rely on? The back-up joke they get back as a salary dump from whomever they deal Schneider? ...

Perry Enjoys All Star Experience

Some guys vacation.  Some just enjoy family time.  Others do their best to heal bumps, bruises and injuries that are lurking, but not publicized.   Corey Perry does not get such luxuries as the only Anaheim Duck representative at the All Star game this weekend.  Perry was not even supposed to be an All Star this year, despite being the reigning NHL MVP.  Teemu Selanne was getting...

Video- Corey Perry Pulls Out The Mini-Stick For The Breakaway Challenge

Perry finished 2nd in the event to Patrick Kane.

Ducks' Corey Perry is one low-profile MVP

Perry, who has helped lead the Ducks' turnaround after the team's slow start, remains under the radar even when it comes to picking sides for the All-Star game.Most valuable player = mostly vanishing privacy.

What’s The Fuss About Tim Thomas’ Political Statement?

Athletes always seem to cause a stir when they make a political statement. Hollywood can freely express their views and people will nary say a word. Open statements criticizing the Iraqi war didn’t prevent Sean Penn from winning Academy Awards for his roles in “Mystic River” and “Milk.” Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas, however, has quickly become the object of scorn because...

Bruins GM: Team not looking to trade Thomas

Despite being at the center of a controversy after he snubbed the Boston Bruins' visit of the White House, Tim Thomas remains and will remain a member of the team.

All Star Game Wrap-up: Strong showing by Bruins

A great showing by the Boston Bruins during the All-Star weekend. It started off with some sweet bromantic love during the All-Star Game Draft.  Chemistry. Boston haz it.Also over the weekend was Globe's "ace" reporter Kevin Paul Dupon talking about the "hottest trade rumors" going around (in his head or possibly HF Boards).Another one had the Bruins dishing...

Bruins get back to work; Horton still sidelined

The Bruins got back to work this afternoon with a 2 p.m. practice at TD Garden. Coach Claude Julien made it back from Ottawa in time for the workout but goaltender Tim Thomas, defenseman Zdeno Chara and forward Tyler...
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