Originally written on New England Sports React  |  Last updated 11/16/14
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                  Two years ago Thomas was on top of the world, winning the Stanley Cup and Playoff MVP award, today he is a New York Islander. In an intelligent move to free up five million dollars in salary cap space, the Bruins have traded goaltender Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders for a conditional second round draft pick.  Thomas has already said that he is not going to play this season, but for the Bruins to receive that draft pick he must report to the Islanders and play.  We will see if he does that.  This trade has no immediate effect on the Bruins team because Thomas was not playing anyway; it does, however, free up cap space that the Bruins can use to improve their team. I still believe the Bruins should be in the market for a top goal scorer, but that would be a luxury at this point.  They have started the season 8-1-1 and are clearly one of the best teams in the NHL.  This trade looks to benefit the Bruins more than the Islanders, who already have a starting goalie in Evgeni Nabakov.  Thomas may not even play, but whether he does or not the Bruins still have five million less dollars against the salary cap. - Jonathan Duncan
PLAYERS: Tim Thomas
TEAMS: New York Islanders
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