Found June 01, 2012 on NESN.com:
PLAYERS: Tim Thomas
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
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Tim Thomas has always marched to his own beat, alone on an island even inside a crowded locker room. But now it appears the Bruins netminder could be about to make his separation from the team much more literal. After reports began to surface Thursday that Thomas was contemplating sitting out the upcoming season, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed the goalie's intentions in a conference call Friday afternoon. A final decision has not been made and Chiarelli has not yet discussed setting a deadline for Thomas to make that decision, but the GM is proceeding with his offseason team-building...
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  • it his choice to sit out the year. why make bruin fans pay for it.
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