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08:19 AM ET 02.10 | Bruins goalie Tim Thomas took again to his Facebook page with a comment -- part of which read, "I Stand with the Catholics in the fight for Religious Freedom" -- that raised eyebrows. When he was peppered with yet another question on the matter, Thomas cut short another question, threatening to end the interview. "Enough of this, this is my personal life and it has nothing to do with hockey or the Boston Bruins,and I'm not going to address it," he said. "You guys can keep asking. You can do this every day. From now on, first question I get on it every day, I'm done interviewing for that day." When asked if he had any regrets posting his remarks, Thomas followed through on his threat and ended the interview, saying, "I'm out -- peace."

The Boston Globe

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February 10, 2012  08:34 AM ET

I am not all being sarcastic when I say that maybe Thomas is thinking of pursuing public office after hockey? However, for now, stop the pucks and don't let this become a distraction for you, your teammates and the franchise.

Peace Homeslice!

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February 10, 2012  08:53 AM ET

Who cares.....

February 10, 2012  08:55 AM ET

Rule number one: When in a hole, stop digging.

February 10, 2012  08:56 AM ET
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The rest of this bullschiit is nothing more than the ultra-liberal media (alert the dept. of redundancy dept!) in Boston harping on Thomas because he refuses to be a lemming.

Bingo!

February 10, 2012  09:01 AM ET

A couple to many pucks to this guys head

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February 10, 2012  09:11 AM ET
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If you want to know what Tim said on his facebook page, go to his facebook page. How hard is that? It was a rather simple statement and shouldn't need any further explanation........unless of course you're attempting to catch him in some kind of verbal faux pas/gotcha moment.The rest of this bullschiit is nothing more than the ultra-liberal media (alert the dept. of redundancy dept!) in Boston harping on Thomas because he refuses to be a lemming.Danny, Ken Dryden was a communist the day he came out of the womb. The difference in his time was two fold. One, there amount of coverage of hockey was minuscule by today's standards and two, his views were shared by most in a very liberal/socialist country, especially the government controlled media.

Ultra Liberal media....
Communist when he came out of the womb
Very Liberal/Socialist Country. Gov't controlled media.
Let me guess...you're a.....Republican?
Funny how people complain about a biased media...when they think it's biased opposite them

February 10, 2012  09:13 AM ET
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...Huh? I really don't think the coverage of hockey in Montreal has ever been "minuscule", especially when said player won 6 Cups, 5 Vezinas and a Conn Smythe trophy. As for being a Communist...no. And for his views being shared in a very liberal/socialist country, with "government controlled media", i'm finding this hard to bear seeing as a) We have a Conservative gov't, and have since 2006;b) We have one gov't'-owned broadcaster, who despite being run by a Conservative gov't still tends to lean leftwards; andc) This isn't your country, and therefore none of your ufking business.

Danny...you cannot talk facts, that only screws up the heads of the **** and makes the prejudice and narrowmindedness seem as stupid as we all know it is

February 10, 2012  09:15 AM ET

Tim Thomas is a weird dude. He posts a curious statement on his public Facebook page that expresses a view, then flips out when the media ask him about it. If you don't want your personal views debated in the public/media then STOP GOING PUBLIC WITH THOSE VIEWS!

February 10, 2012  09:19 AM ET
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If you want to know what Tim said on his facebook page, go to his facebook page. How hard is that? It was a rather simple statement and shouldn't need any further explanation........unless of course you're attempting to catch him in some kind of verbal faux pas/gotcha moment.The rest of this bullschiit is nothing more than the ultra-liberal media (alert the dept. of redundancy dept!) in Boston harping on Thomas because he refuses to be a lemming.Danny, Ken Dryden was a communist the day he came out of the womb. The difference in his time was two fold. One, there amount of coverage of hockey was minuscule by today's standards and two, his views were shared by most in a very liberal/socialist country, especially the government controlled media.

Well said.

The irony is that America has always had a strong tradition of a free press, they have however, never had a strong tradition of an unbiased press. From the moment they took a story about 5 people being killed in a riot and turned it into the Boston Massacre they were activists. Up until the 1960s most towns had several newspapers each with their own slant on the news. Just like we have on cable today. Nothing new under the sun.

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February 10, 2012  09:21 AM ET
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Tim Thomas is a weird dude. He posts a curious statement on his public Facebook page that expresses a view, then flips out when the media ask him about it. If you don't want your personal views debated in the public/media then STOP GOING PUBLIC WITH THOSE VIEWS!

Is it not his responsibility to talk about hockey and only hockey when he's in uniform?

February 10, 2012  09:22 AM ET
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Who cares.....

Thank you. Nuff said. "Move on, there's nothing to see here..."

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February 10, 2012  09:28 AM ET
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Is it not his responsibility to talk about hockey and only hockey when he's in uniform?

Tough call.
On one hand, let's face it, at the end of the day, he's a hockey player.Period.
But is also in the public eye, and when you are in that sphere, you have to realise that anything you say/write...especially in this day and age...is fodder, so you have to really be prepared to account for yourself. You can say/feel/think whatever you like, but realising that your 'celebrity" status is double sided is important. You cannot decide to "make a statement" and a rather large staement at that, (at the expense of your team mates by the way) and then decide you don't want to talk about it.

 
February 10, 2012  09:32 AM ET
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Please. Those aren't facts and your typical leftist rants are as narrow minded as they come.Danny wants to have his gateau et manger trop.

"my typical leftist rants"?
I'm a leftist because I don't blindly wrap myself in a flag screaming USA at the top of my lungs?
Get off it, seriously. And just to correct you, which I know is futile since you are certain you are always correct...I am actually a true independent. Not a disgruntled Rep. trying to pretend that I have an open mind

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