Found June 03, 2012 on RumorMeThis:
PLAYERS: Tim Thomas
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas has confirmed via Facebook that he will take time off next season to spend more time with his family. Insiders (watch video above) have been speculating that Thomas may be playing hardball with the Bruins, but it appears as though that may not be the case. It’s unclear at this time whether Thomas will ever return to the NHL. Here’s is some reaction from media and fans about this story: Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas has confirmed via Facebook that he will take time off next season to spend more time with his family. Here’s is some reaction from media and fans about this story. View the story “Bruins’ Tim Thomas confirms sabbatical” on Storify

Bruins goalie Thomas may sit out next season

Boston Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli is not sure if goalie Tim Thomas will return for the final year of his contract next season. Chiarelli said on a conference call Friday that Thomas might sit out for family reasons, according to ESPN Boston. "Tim came to me via his agent toward the beginning of May and said he was thinking of taking the year off," Chiarelli...

Boston Bruins offer support and/or ‘meh’ responses to Tim Thomas’s sabbatical

Via NHL Gossip on Twitter, hockey fans (including this one) might not understand why Tim Thomas has chosen to take a year off from playing hockey, but Comcast Sportsnet Northeast’s Joe Haggerty reports that the vast majority of Thomas’s Boston Bruins teammates are either relatively supportive of their probable ex-teammate’s decision…Or they plain old don’t care that much...

A Season Off Could Be The End Of Tim Thomas

It has been announced that Boston Bruins goaltender, Tim Thomas, is considering sitting out the 2012-2013 season due to family matters and the strain he has been under that last several seasons. General manager, Peter Chiarelli, has said that the Bruins are moving forward as if they will not have Thomas next season.Taking a season off is not the smartest thing the two-time Vezina...

Thomas: Hockey's not important because the economy

This **** just gets better and better. After Chiarelli confirming Timmy might not return to the Bruins next season due to either family issues or fatigue, Timmy decided to lay it all out there with these two facebook status updates.*Sigh* Timmy's a master at turning a PR disaster into a PR ************.Sure, the economy is more important than hockey but if that's the reason...

Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas to take a year off

   Controversial NHL goaltender Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins announced via his Facebook page on June 3 that he’s going to take a break from the game. Many hockey insiders predict he’s going to sit out the entire 2012/13 season.    Thomas said it was always his goal to become a professional hockey player and he’s been blessed since his dream came true, but achieving...

Thomas: Sitting out for 'friends, family, faith,' plus a free endorsement plug

Well, it's official.Tim Thomas won't be playing for the Boston Bruins for the 2012-2013 season. Here's his official word on the matter from his Facebook page:Would've been a decent update if it wasn't for the fact that he had to ruin it by throwing in an Evo Ultra Fit endorsement at the end.At least he's concentrating on the Three Fs and not the Three Ks,...

Tim Thomas considering taking a season off from the Boston Bruins

A rumor broke Thursday night that Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was considering taking a year away from the NHL. Many, myself included, discounted it as nothing but gossip. What reason would Thomas have for doing so? How could it possibly do anything but harm his career? It seemed mad that he'd consider doing such a thing, but madness is the order of the day in the NHL...

Tim Thomas Confirms He Won't Play for Boston Bruins Next Season

It's official: One of Boston's biggest heroes won't be wearing the black and gold next year. Tim Thomas wrote on his Facebook page Sunday afternoon that he will sit out next year to spend more time on "friends, family and faith." He did not say if he ever plans to play again, saying, "What does this portend for the future? We'll see. … God's will...

More on Thomas' decision to not play next season

Goalie Tim Thomas, NHL Hockey player for the Boston Bruins (Photo credit: Wikipedia) So much for my bold prediction of Tim Thomas coming back to the Bruins for a final season to lead the Boston Bruins to another Stanley Cup. For more information on this subject you can check out the Daily Bruins from my friend Rosie. I am sure there are a lot of fans and certain media members...

Thomas May Not Play Next Season

                    Tim Thomas has been a valuable piece to the Bruins roster, but may need a replacement before next year. Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed yesterday that star goaltender Tim Thomas may sit out next season.  Thomas cites family matters as the reason for his not playing.  He has won two Vezina Trophies as the best goalie in the...

Tim Thomas' facebook update

This update was on the Boston Bruins star goalie Tim Thomas' Facebook page today. I has been confirmed that the Bruins goalie will be taking next year off  - you have to wonder if retirement on the horizon for Thomas as well?  Why not? Thomas has accomplished a lot during his hockey career and there isn't much left that he hasn't won. Last season  Thomas won...

Tim Thomas Taking A Year Off

Two-time Vezina Trophy winner Tim Thomas made official on Sunday that he will not finish his contract with the Boston Bruins, choosing to forfeit $5 million and will sit out the 2012-13 season. He made the announcement on his Facebook … Continue reading →

Vote: Will Tim Thomas Play for the Bruins Next Year?

At this point, it's not exactly a secret -- Tim Thomas has decided to take the 2012-13 season off. His reasoning? He's focusing on what he calls the "three Fs" -- friends, family and faith. Thomas was a stalwart for the Bruins in their Stanley Cup run two seasons ago but had to shoulder much of the load on his own last year as his eventual replacement, backup Tuukka...

Is the Real Tim Thomas an Iconoclast or a Hypocrite???

Less than a mere 365 days ago, goaltender Tim Thomas had earned the adulation of the entire NHL world, backstopping the Boston Bruins to their first Stanley Cup title in 39 seasons. In a post-game interview after shutting out the Vancouver Canucks in Game 7, Thomas noted that he could not believe the season was finally over and indicated that his mindset was that there was still...
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