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It’s Tim Thomas bobblehead day…in Florida

Mar 9, 2014, 4:50 PM EST

DALLAS, TX - MARCH 08: Tim Thomas #30 of the Dallas Stars celebrates the win over the Dallas Stars at the third period on March 8, 2014 at American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. Dallas won 4 to 3. Getty Images

Roberto Luongo probably wasn’t the only one surprised when the Vancouver Canucks reopened trade negotiations with Florida.

At that point, the Panthers seemed committed to sticking with Tim Thomas for the rest of the season. After all, they made bobbleheads of him and everything.

Speaking of, if you still want one, they’re giving them out to 7,500 fans tonight ahead of their game against the Boston Bruins, per the Miami Herald.

They’re a collector’s item, especially seeing his jersey is wrong from the moment it enters your hands. The acquisition of Luongo prompted them to send Thomas to the Dallas Stars.

Perhaps they should have at least waited until April 6 when Florida will host Thomas’ new team, but a match against two squads that used to have two-time Vezina Trophy winner works too…

  1. r8rbhawk - Mar 9, 2014 at 4:57 PM

    Where’s his NObama patch?

    • charlieconway96 - Mar 9, 2014 at 5:40 PM

      He wears it under is jersey, just a little bit closer to his heart.

  2. dolanster - Mar 9, 2014 at 4:59 PM

    Awkward.

  3. lordstanley65 - Mar 9, 2014 at 5:46 PM

    Gimme,gimme,gimme! A physical manifestation of irony!

  4. slaugin - Mar 9, 2014 at 6:01 PM

    Green jersey with Red pads and helmet is a strange look

    • guitarisgood4u - Mar 9, 2014 at 6:25 PM

      Harding pulled off the red pads w/ green jersey… https://twitter.com/Russostrib/status/374932557214670848

    • lordstanley65 - Mar 9, 2014 at 6:34 PM

      Very Christmasy.

  5. powerpop18 - Mar 9, 2014 at 6:33 PM

    Maybe they should have distributed April 1st!

  6. billsin20xx - Mar 9, 2014 at 8:08 PM

    Funny ting though, they can ship half of them to Dallas seeing as though they only get a few thousand people to their games!

  7. c9castine - Mar 9, 2014 at 8:39 PM

    Hahaha Florida is such a mess.

  8. imleftcoast - Mar 9, 2014 at 11:17 PM

    Panthers will be in Seattle in two years as the Metropolitans. Luongo vs Vancouver will be great.

    • bigtganks - Mar 10, 2014 at 12:46 AM

      Can you imagine if this really happened?!? Lol. Lu wants out to get back home and then two years later his team moves up to the NW and he can’t do a thing about it.

  9. pastabelly - Mar 10, 2014 at 12:17 AM

    Most at the game were Bruins fans, very ironic.

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