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Thomas asks “See why hockey’s just not that important right now?” on Facebook, quickly deletes message (Update: Back now)

Jun 2, 2012, 8:25 PM EDT

Tim Thomas spoke out around warm-up time for Game 2 of the 2012 Stanley Cup finals, but it didn’t shed any light on his future with the Boston Bruins nor did he discuss the Los Angeles Kings or New Jersey Devils.

Instead, he took to Facebook to discuss the world’s economic future, with the pointed comment “See why hockey isn’t that important right now?” He quickly deleted the message, however, so here is a screen cap of what he wrote and linked.


In case you want to read the article Thomas posted, here’s a link.

Update: The posting appears to be back online now. You can see it here.


Tim Thomas ponders sitting out the 2012-13 season; Bruins confirm that he’s considering it.

What are the Bruins’ options if Thomas decides to skip next season?

  1. redux12 - Jun 2, 2012 at 8:35 PM

    I bet he trolls Yahoo finance and listens to Rush Limbaugh all day.

  2. elguapo12 - Jun 2, 2012 at 8:36 PM

    What a goof. Hockey has given him everything advantage in life and he keeps disrespecting it for ‘personal reasons’ that he loves to share publicly. He’s as big a hypocrite as Curt Schilling…

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 2, 2012 at 10:51 PM

      Bingo. Nobody would care about his views are if he wasn’t a Stanley Cup champion goalie. But he chooses to use that celebrity platform to broadcast his views and then gets mad when the media asks him about them: “Facebook is my personal life, hackey is my jahb (jrrb?).”

      I said it before, the Bruins should just ship him to the KHL. He can complain all he wants about their federal government so long as he can say ‘gulag.’

    • howiehandles - Jun 2, 2012 at 11:21 PM

      Why does anyone care what he does or what he believes? How do you know what he believes is true, isn’t? It’s important enough that someone writes an article, and we all comment on it. He doesn’t owe hockey anything. Hockey is what noticed his talents, and paid him to work for them. Its not as though he was brought off the streets and given the chance without talent.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 2, 2012 at 11:39 PM

        It’s a hockey blog. People who come here should care if the goalie of the (technically) defending Cup champs wants to disappear for a year.

        The issue here isn’t whether or not his views are valid (they are, the US government makes Orwell look like a goddamn fairy tale writer), it’s all about the way he goes about disseminating them. If you want to say what he says you better be willing to back it up. Running away from questions about it makes him look like a total joke.

  3. greggoldberg - Jun 2, 2012 at 8:40 PM

    Lemme get this straight. Big Timmy over here is concerned about the economy crashing, so his plan of action in response is to NOT get paid the $3 million that he’s guaranteed for the next year by simply showing up and doing his job.

    Bold strategy, Tim.

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 2, 2012 at 11:03 PM

      That’ll show Obama and his gang of fascist Communist anarchist socialist Kenyan dictators.

  4. habsman - Jun 2, 2012 at 8:48 PM

    Maybe he just wants to get away from that racist cesspool of a fan base in Boston. I hear there’s always a shortage of white sheets there.

    • kitshky - Jun 2, 2012 at 10:16 PM

      Seriously dude? Come on man..

      • drewsylvania - Jun 2, 2012 at 11:38 PM

        No surprise (again).

    • nicknyhc - Jun 3, 2012 at 2:56 AM

      A shortage of white sheets? Gimme a break numb nuts. Boston is a liberal Northeastern city with a diverse population. If you’re trying to play the “Irish Americans are racist” card you’re an idiot. The majority of Irish Americans are Catholics and the KKK hates Catholics just as much as blacks and Jews. Dumbass.

      • habsman - Jun 3, 2012 at 7:55 AM

        Is your memory really that bad? Here’s a few headlines from back in April to remind you.

        Tweets put focus on racism, hockey and Boston – USATODAY.
        Boston Bruins racist tweets: Bruins fans target Joel Ward after Game …
        Joel Ward Goal Elicits Racist Tweets In Aftermath of Capitals’ Game …

        Anything else?

      • nicknyhc - Jun 3, 2012 at 8:43 AM

        Yes I am aware that someone on the internet (stop the presses! NEWSFLASH) said something racist. Yes that person MIGHT have been from Boston, most likely was. That doesn’t make an entire city/ethnicity racist.

        Irish Catholics by definition cannot join the KKK. The KKK is a White Anglo Saxon PROTESTANT group. Catholics and Irish immigrants were targeted by the KKK in the early 20th century.

  5. darren22 - Jun 2, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    That appears to be one of the saner articles on (which I will visit regularly now).

    For those of you thinking “Tim Thomas is funny, but a bit too down-to-earth for my liking”:


    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 2, 2012 at 11:05 PM

      Idiot! Why wouldn’t he get the chocolate-covered ones?

  6. mainevent7567 - Jun 2, 2012 at 8:52 PM

    I don’t know what james o’brien is talking about but thomas hasn’t deleted that post. keep making stuff up though.

  7. ravenscaps48 - Jun 2, 2012 at 9:05 PM

    Tim Thomas… The Official Tool of the NHL

  8. jimw81 - Jun 2, 2012 at 9:12 PM

    I guess he’s Asking for primetime speaking time at rnc convention.

  9. pantherpro - Jun 2, 2012 at 10:21 PM

    Hey Tim You suck you disrespectful punk!


  10. kitshky - Jun 2, 2012 at 10:25 PM

    It’s a pretty innocuous (and quite true) statement about professional sports place in the grand scheme of things.

    Whether you agree with Thomas’ political views, (which I most certainly do not) or the article posted the point is still quite true. In the big picture that is life in the West and all around the globe, hockey’s pretty unimportant.

    Having said that, Thomas really should just stop. It seems like in Tim’s world’s just all about Tim. His personal opinions, his personal views on the world, and now whether or not he’s even going to honor his contract? Come on, just be a professional man…

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jun 2, 2012 at 11:07 PM

      Speak for yourself. I’m Canadian. I need food, beer, and hockey to survive. It’s pretty damn important. Tim Thomas is just clearly ignorant of other cultures.

  11. drewsylvania - Jun 2, 2012 at 11:42 PM

    Let’s pretend for a minute that Thomas is taking a year off because of an upcoming economic disaster. What’s he going to do about it?

  12. viper027 - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:22 AM

    What gets me is if he doers take a year off he still gets his 5 million. The problem with pro athletes is they make way touch money. I’m damn good at my job, make way less then them and work hard for 60 hrs a week. But if I decided to take a year off ( personal reasons or not) my family would starve. Now,one could say that’s life and I’d agree to an extent. My issue with this answer is that a teacher, fireman, police officer a doctor ,the list goes on, do not make not anywhere close to the league minimum. Just so we are clear their jobs are essential and Tim’s is not. This topic has bugged me for a long time and will continue too. Idea; pay those guys a max of 200,000 a year and lower the ticket and concession prices, make the game affordable for the average person to enjoy live after all the only way to watch hockey is live.

  13. stakex - Jun 3, 2012 at 12:48 AM is a site for conservative nut jobs, run by the biggest one of them all…. Glenn Beck. Anyone who reads anything from that site and believes it, is an irrational idiot who does not know the meaning of the word “Fact”.

    Of course, this is Tim Thomas were talking about here… so its not a big suprise to see hes a fan of the site.

    • kitshky - Jun 3, 2012 at 3:17 AM

      I took a look through it today, it went beyond being entertained by lunacy and straight to “make your skin crawl” repulsion in about 10 minutes.

      Obviously sites and their contributors can’t be held totally accountable for the actions and words of their audiences, but as soon as I started going through the articles and comment sections (Advertisers as well actually, which they are 100% accountable for.) I actually felt physically dirty from the stream of bigotry, outright racism, and blind ideological political faith that is so clearly based on nothing more than tired cliches and empty talking points.

      I’ve tried to not let Thomas’ political affiliations affect how I think of him as a man (and obviously an athlete) but I’ve got to question the character of anyone who aligns themselves with something that hateful and so clearly intent on spreading propaganda.

  14. habsman - Jun 3, 2012 at 8:04 AM


    “I actually felt physically dirty from the stream of bigotry, outright racism, and blind ideological political faith that is so clearly based on nothing more than tired cliches and empty talking points.”

    Are you sure you weren’t reading the Bruins home web page?

  15. banshee950 - Jun 3, 2012 at 8:18 AM

    It’s time to put this show to bed. Thomas will always be remembered fondly here for leading the cup run, but the distraction is now too much. No matter how the team glossed it over, his antics last year got bad. He’s also doing a great disservice to hockey fans as a whole, great game last night, but here we are talking about this crap and mixing politics with hockey (UGH!!!!). So thanks for the memories Tim, best of luck where ever your ship lands. Bring on Tuuka time in Boston!!!!!

  16. nicknyhc - Jun 3, 2012 at 9:59 AM

    Timmy is a big boy and is allowed to write whatever he wants on his facebook page. 😉

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