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Bruins GM: I’m not trading Tim Thomas

Jan 30, 2012, 1:56 PM EDT

Peter Chiarelli AP

Cross Tim Thomas’s name off the trade deadline list. (If you ever put him on there to begin with.)

In response to a published rumor that Boston’s all-star goalie could be heading out of town, Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli told TSN in an email, “Not trading him. I have not talked to anyone and I don’t plan to.”

To repeat what we wrote yesterday, Thomas won the Vezina and Conn Smythe last season, and teams don’t like to trade goalies with that on their resumes.

The 37-year-old has one year remaining on his contract ($5 million cap hit).

He also has a no-trade clause that expires on July 1, so depending how the playoffs go, perhaps we’ll be revisiting this over the summer.

  1. hibackhand - Jan 30, 2012 at 2:06 PM

    Who is Tim Thomas?

    • back2backbees - Jan 30, 2012 at 3:02 PM

      he’s the guy that owned the league last year, that’s all

  2. pittsburghpoonslayer - Jan 30, 2012 at 2:54 PM

    you should hes a commie bastard

    • back2backbees - Jan 30, 2012 at 3:01 PM

      Quick lad, get your homework out – Mom’s home…wee lad at that too

      • Tristan - Jan 31, 2012 at 5:57 AM

        The original comment was stupid, but that’s the worst comeback I’ve ever heard.

  3. thraiderskin - Jan 30, 2012 at 2:55 PM

    I can’t believe this has become what it has…

    • imleftcoast - Jan 30, 2012 at 3:20 PM

      You’d have to think Chiarelli led off with a big exhale huff. This rumor was ridiculous. As a Canuck fan, I’d love to see it happen, but I wasn’t holding my breath.

  4. cowboys282 - Jan 30, 2012 at 2:59 PM

    This never made any logical sense from the beginning. This is not the kind of trade you make in mid season. The pressure that would be put on Rask would be unfair. And the last time Rask had pressure on him he lost 4 straight games to Philly.

    But just because it isn’t logical doesn’t stop people from writing baseless trade rumors about it. Between Montreal columnists writing about racism to Boston columnists writing ridiculous trade speculation it makes you wonder if facts are a requirement when printing something anymore.

  5. icelovinbrotha215 - Jan 30, 2012 at 3:18 PM

    What??? Are people serious? Why would Boston trade Thomas? Haha people just start rumours because they have access to the internet.

  6. revansrevenant - Jan 30, 2012 at 3:51 PM

    The fact that Chia Pet even needed to deny these rumors is ludicrous. I don’t even agree on politics with everyone in my family, and yet people think that because TT happens to be a strict constructionist, and thus is in favor of slavery, and women not having the right to vote, that somehow his team will trade him. Politics isn’t going to get a man traded.

    • baddorange - Jan 30, 2012 at 7:16 PM

      what a moronic response

      • revansrevenant - Jan 30, 2012 at 7:52 PM

        You obviously don’t understand what a strict constructionist is. TT’s comments make him one, and even if they are otherwise unaware, those are the things strict constructionists are for.

    • foodforthesoul28 - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:57 PM

      How does saying he does not like what the President is doing at all have to do with being against women voting or being in favor of slavery? Please tell me. You premises are false and your conclusion does not follow. Therefore, you logic is whack! Prove that what Tim Thomas said makes him a constructionist that is for slavery and is against women voting. How can you assume such a thing? Do you even know what a Constructionist means? Well here is the definition: “One who construes a legal document (as the United States Constitution) in a specific way a strict constructionist.” ( Please look up what you are saying before you are saying so you don’t make a fool out of yourself!

  7. 8man - Jan 30, 2012 at 4:51 PM

    I would, however, like to trade the president. For a right wing dictator a bottle of bourbon and a stripper to be named later.

  8. baddorange - Jan 30, 2012 at 7:15 PM

    Actually, he should receive a raise

    • nhlbruins90 - Jan 30, 2012 at 7:57 PM

      He’ll get his raise when he leaves office and goes on his speaking tours and gets appointed as an advisor to Goldman Sachs and GM and some solar company and so on. Being an ex-President is a very lucrative business. That’s how it works, with a wink and a nod.

  9. puckhound - Jan 30, 2012 at 7:29 PM

    So when a black NFL player is involved in a felony or misdemeanor, fans still accept him because he’s such a gifted athlete. When a white NHL player is upset with how BOTH political parties are taking more control from the US taxpayers and he takes a stand, he’s a low-life tratior. According to most sports fans, expressing well thought critical views about the government makes a person much worse than someone who rapes, steals, or violently assaults someone.

    • ricofoy - Jan 30, 2012 at 8:24 PM

      Well thought views? LMAO All Thomas did was regurgitate what the tea party nutjobs have been spitting out for the last 2 years. Not an original thought in his head.
      btw: I didn’t realize Ben Roethlisberger was black.

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