Found June 01, 2012 on Fox Sports:
PLAYERS: Tim ThomasTuukka Rask
TEAMS: Boston Bruins
Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas is considering sitting out the 2012-13 season, ESPNBoston reported late Thursday, citing a source close to the player. The veteran netminder has pondered taking the shocking sabbatical "on more than one occasion" during the 2011-12 campaign, the report claimed. He reportedly felt stressed after a season that notably saw him receive a wide fan backlash for his failure to travel to the White House following the team's Stanley Cup success last year. Thomas is heading into the final year of his four-year, $20 million contract and has been mentioned as a possible trade candidate, with Tuukka Rask waiting in the wings to replace him in Boston. The 38-year-old Thomas moved his family to Colorado last fall and would apparently base himself there during the 2012-13 season, the source said, should he opt for the year off. He apparently would use the time to train for the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

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...

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...

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...

Boston Bruins’ GM confirms that Tim Thomas may take a sabbatical

My goodness, how this has taken on a life of its own. Per Yahoo Sports’ Greg “Puck Daddy” Wyshynski, Boston Bruins GM Peter Chicarelli is confirming, well…That Tim Thomas may take a year off from hockey… Chiarelli on Thomas: “Tim came to me toward the beginning of May through his agent, and said he is seriously considering taking year off.” ... Chiarelli said he has...

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 NHL...

Reports: Bruins Thomas may sit out season

Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas reportedly is contemplating sitting out next season. After his name has been mentioned in trade talks, Thomas said through sources he could talk next season off, and reported. The hero of the Bruins' Stanley Cup title run last season, is entering the final year of his contract that pays him $3 million and his no-trade clause...

What the **** is going on?

Today was one weird ******* day for Tim Thomas stories. First it started with a story from Haggs about Thomas moving his family to Colorado mid-season. We've also heard this tale but he did it earlier in the year. No ******* clue. Haggs thinks it's suspect for someone to move though.But Thomas’ future with the Bruins started to get a little cloudy when the White House brouhaha...

10 Things Tim Thomas Is Going To Do Instead Of Play Hockey

If you've missed all the fun stuff, Tim Thomas is talking about taking next year off. There's a few theories out there as to why this is happening. Some people think it's Thomas' way of making his own "No Trade Clause" since his will be up in July. Who would want to trade for a goalie, still have to take the $5M cap hit and have him sit out? No one. And...

Tim Thomas Likely to Sit Out Upcoming Season, According To Peter Chiarelli

The Bruins have enjoyed one of the top netminding tandems in the NHL for the past three years, but that may not continue in 2012-13. At least not with the same two goalies. In a conference call scheduled to discuss the signings of forwards Daniel Paille and Chris Bourque, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli spent the bulk of his time answering questions about two-time Vezina Trophy...

If Tim Thomas wants to go, let him but don’t be angry

Tim Thomas might want to step away from hockey The year 2012 has been quite a crazy one for Bruins’ goaltender Tim Thomas. He refused to go to the White House with the rest of the Bruins to celebrate the Stanley Cup for “political reasons”. He was shunned for gallivanting around with the Freedom Works organization, he was called “self-fish” was thrown around in trade talks...
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