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Anonymous Bruin on Thomas: “He’s not my teammate”

Jul 26, 2012, 6:31 PM EDT

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D.J. Bean points out that Tim Thomas prefers to make his statements – the most recent in favor of Chick-Fil-A’s … politics – via Facebook, leaving his (soon-to-be-former?) Boston Bruins teammates to answer many questions.

Bean caught up with one unnamed one, who gave this rather chilly response to the latest round of Thomas questions:

“He isn’t playing next year,” one current Bruin told Thursday, “which means he’s not my teammate, which means I don’t have to react to his Facebook posts.”

If Thomas gets traded during this offseason and actually plays for another team in 2012-13, it’ll be awfully interesting to watch him face his former teammates.

  1. hallsy19 - Jul 26, 2012 at 6:35 PM

    Tim Thomas – you won a Stanley Cup, two Vezina Trophies, and a Conn Smythe. Thank you. Now please go away.

    • hockeyflow33 - Jul 26, 2012 at 9:57 PM

      Classless. I’ve never heard Thomas to tell Ference to shut-up with his constant go-green nonsense. Just align yourself with the liberal boston media and you’ll be given a pass, turnovers and all

  2. broadstbully33 - Jul 26, 2012 at 6:43 PM

    probably patrice

    • phillyphever - Jul 26, 2012 at 6:53 PM

      Money’s on Lucic.

    • supercoop8 - Jul 26, 2012 at 7:43 PM

      patrice is too congenial and lucic is best at opening pickle jars, its either ferrence of thornton because they are the most outspoken and speak to the media most often

      • blackfoot11 - Jul 27, 2012 at 10:21 AM

        I think it is Thorton….he made a comment in a PHT article on June 12 about “He’d would rather have someone coming in with there head and heart in it”.

  3. odj810 - Jul 26, 2012 at 6:49 PM

    I’d put my money on ference.

    • itsallniceonice - Jul 26, 2012 at 6:50 PM

      Yeah this has Ference written all over it.

  4. wethog66 - Jul 26, 2012 at 6:50 PM

    Grow a sack and put your name to your comments.

    • tfaltin - Jul 26, 2012 at 7:19 PM

      Grow a bigger one and fulfill your contract, be a good teammate, and don’t leave the franchise who gave you your shot out to dry.

  5. vshehane - Jul 26, 2012 at 7:16 PM

    Pretty much a non story.

    • grillmarks - Jul 26, 2012 at 8:17 PM

      Well, apparently you tuned in.

  6. chazxcore - Jul 26, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    I would assume that most of the team has the same opinion.

  7. pastabelly - Jul 26, 2012 at 9:21 PM

    The logical choice is Ferrence because he’s the only other player who is political and pretty progressive.

    • Anthony Emerson - Jul 27, 2012 at 11:25 PM

      That we know of. Thomas and Ference are the only two who speak openly about their politics, but who knows how progressive that lockerroom is.

  8. sabatimus - Jul 26, 2012 at 9:24 PM

    I was going to say Thornton, because he’s definitely a straight-up guy who’ll tell it like it is (especially to that moron radio host who said Thornton only fights guys who are smaller than him), but he’s also a team guy, so perhaps not. Given that Chik-fil-A thing above, I’m glad I stopped liking him on Facebook–I don’t need that crap.

  9. pantherpro - Jul 27, 2012 at 12:30 AM

    Thomas the tool!

  10. capesouth - Jul 27, 2012 at 12:40 AM

    He won’t be back with the Bruins but his comments make him hard to trade as well. I’ve always been a big fan of his play on the ice. He competes so hard but his continued commenting, when he knows what the reaction will be, is completely selfish. He has an inflated sense of his own importance. Doesn’t matter what he believes in…the fact that he feels the need to tell everyone is the problem. You’re a goaltender in the NHL..not a political activist.

    • soj83 - Jul 27, 2012 at 12:59 PM

      The salary cap issue (if it is lowered) will make it hard for him to be traded. If it stays the same, a team that needs to get to the floor will trade for him, probably just a conditional pick, and then immediately suspend him. He would still go against the cap, but he wouldn’t be owed a dime for failing to show up. He’s a good goalie, but his mouth just keeps getting in the way more and more.

  11. capsfan19 - Jul 27, 2012 at 2:13 AM

    Maybe it was braden holtby that cracked him. Ever since that series man he jumped off the deep end… Think about b’a fans…. THINK ABOUT IT

    • Anthony Emerson - Jul 27, 2012 at 11:35 PM

      Well…his first political act was months before the Washington series, when he refused to meet with President Obama despite being the only American player on the Bruins.

  12. ironmike778 - Jul 27, 2012 at 6:16 AM

    Sounds like Shawn Thornton to me.

  13. manchestermiracle - Jul 27, 2012 at 12:11 PM

    Whoever made this comment, good for him. Thomas is on the wrong side of this argument.

    • jimeejohnson - Jul 27, 2012 at 1:43 PM

      Actually, Thomas is on the RIGHT wingnut side of the argument.

      • spiciercheez - Jul 27, 2012 at 1:50 PM

        god forbid someone disagrees with you

  14. jacketsfan7 - Jul 27, 2012 at 9:16 PM

    @sabatimus I agree with you on Thornton he’d sound like a guy who’d say something like that

  15. Anthony Emerson - Jul 27, 2012 at 11:26 PM

    Could be Chara. He was a part of the initial You Can Play ad.

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