In his Sunday notebook, the Boston Globe’s Kevin Dupont offers a unique solution to the potential market for one Tim Thomas, echoing the comments made by the gents on the Satellite Hotstove on Saturday night:
As much as he is revered in Boston, forever to be remembered for playing every minute of the 2011 Cup run, Thomas turned 38 this month. Even with his pedigree, he can’t change his birth certificate (per government regulations, don’t ya know), which means he likely wouldn’t bring the Bruins more than, say, a second- and third-round draft pick this summer.
Maybe the offer would be higher come the February/ March trade deadline, and maybe that’s how best to maximize the asset: keep Thomas around, and if [Tuukka] Rask is everything that so many believe, dish Thomas in February to a playoff team in the Western Conference that is willing to surrender a first-round pick.
Continued, with mostly Bruins-centric topics…