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PHT readers were mixed regarding Tim Thomas’ ideal destination

Sep 17, 2013, 10:22 PM EDT

The Florida Panthers garnered the most votes of four possible NHL destinations for goalie Tim Thomas, but the Colorado Avalanche and Calgary Flames came in very close.

Being that Thomas began his audition with the Panthers on Tuesday, it seems like a good time to check out the poll results regarding where he should’ve landed:


As you can see, it was especially close between Florida and Colorado, which makes sense since Thomas, 39, calls the latter area home.

Now, it’s worth mentioning that Thomas is only on a professional tryout with the Panthers. While he feels “almost reborn” there, there’s always the possibility that the two-time Vezina winner might impress yet find himself playing for a different NHL team in 2013-14.

Either way, it should be fascinating to watch.

  1. Stiller43 - Sep 17, 2013 at 10:28 PM

    I didnt vote. I didnt see “working at the snack bar” as an option.

  2. ithasfourtoes - Sep 17, 2013 at 10:32 PM

    Not to split hairs but a majority would be over 50% of votes being for one option. Whatcha got there is a plurality. A plurality of PHT readers believed that the Florida Panthers were the ideal destination for goalie Tim Thomas.

    Sure it’s a minor detail, but when discussing polls it’s a distinction worth making.

    • James O'Brien - Sep 17, 2013 at 10:48 PM

      Thanks, I’ll fix it up.

  3. LampyB - Sep 18, 2013 at 10:49 AM

    Doesnt matter if people think the Avs were a good destination. Theres no chance he’ll go there so what was the point? Might as well have thrown the devils in there too.

  4. equator180 - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:03 PM

    He shouldn’t be anywhere! Leave your religious and political views in your head and don’t disgrace the sport and league that made you a multi millionaire and actually able to live in your prepper bunker…go back to it, the NHL is better without you!

  5. avfanforlife - Sep 18, 2013 at 2:06 PM

    Lame poll. Stories about Thomas trying out in FLA were already all over the place. AV’s are married to Varly, (richer/poorer, good n bad, etc.) and Jets seem to be behind Pav, so scratch those possibilities… With Kipper gone, Calgary was an obvious letter to throw in the mix. I don’t think Thomas’ career is over tho, Fla might be right for him. Funny if Morrow ends up there too.

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