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PHT Extra: End of the line for Thomas?

Jan 14, 2013, 7:35 PM EDT

Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas doesn’t want to play this season despite the fact that he’s still under contract, but he hopes to return in 2013-14. Is that going to happen?

Also, why won’t the Montreal Canadiens just let Scott Gomez play?

PHT’s Mike Halford and Jason Brough tackle those issues as we get ready for the start of the shortened season.

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  1. windmiller4 - Jan 14, 2013 at 8:23 PM

    So does this mean Gomez could return home and continue playing for the Aces in the ECHL?

    • stakex - Jan 14, 2013 at 8:42 PM

      Absolutely not.

      Hes under contract in Montreal and has to do what they say… and they want him sitting on the couch not getting hurt until they can buy him out. Just becuase they don’t have him playing hockey, doesn’t somehow free him to go play for someone else.

  2. dumptrucked - Jan 14, 2013 at 8:38 PM

    The fact of the matter is that if be will get a shot, with the B’s or someone else and of he still has skills he will play. Everyone knows goalies are nuts to begin with, if they can play you will deal with it.

  3. lordfletcher - Jan 14, 2013 at 8:44 PM

    @ Mike Halford, Jason Brough and Ryan Dadoun … I am waiting to comment on a article you are yet to make (wink wink). There is a report of all the travel miles each team will be doing this 48 game season along with the back to backs… I think the Rangers or whomever it was out east travel around 12k miles and have 7 back to back but then there’s the Wild who go 30k and 10 back to backs… it’s an interesting read… we need realignment!!!!

    now make it into an article :) HAHA!

    • vindicatus - Jan 14, 2013 at 11:51 PM

      The Wild have to travel 30k miles because they’re in the middle of nowhere. This is a ridiculous argument for realignment; no matter how one rearranges the divisions, it doesn’t change that fact that Minnesota is miles away from civilization.

      We don’t need realignment. Just switch Columbus and Winnipeg!

      • woodstakes - Jan 15, 2013 at 1:09 AM

        Really??? Why don’t you mapquest St. Paul to Chicago, Detroit and St. Louis then do it for Vancouver, Calgary and Edmonton.

      • lordfletcher - Jan 15, 2013 at 9:47 AM

        Middle of no where? I could see your argument if you were talking about the Dakota’s, Iowa, Montana, whatever… You could say the same thing about any MAJOR community that isn’t out east surrounded by concrete and other large populations. MN has to travel to Denver (920 miles away), Vancouver (2,896KM), Edmonton (1,989 KM), and Calgary (1,927 KM), does this make any sense to you?

        An easy switch can be made. Move them back to how it was. MN / Chicago / Detroit / STL / toss in Nashville or Dallas or Winnipeg. It wouldn’t be hard and teams like MN, Win and Dallas badly need this.

        The point of my first post wasn’t a debate over realignment as much as it was just an interesting read of travel times and back to backs between the different teams… now with all of that said, yes realignment makes sense but the entire league / divisions / conferences don’t need to change. Just do something for Dallas, Winnipeg and MN for starters.

  4. thecheeman - Jan 15, 2013 at 10:31 AM

    What happened to Brough’s Hollywood Hairdo from the last video? Disappointing

  5. hawkeyplayer - Jan 15, 2013 at 6:53 PM

    the only reason the Alaska Aces are the number 1 team in the ECHL is because of Gomez and Dubinsky.

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