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Tim Thomas may attempt comeback next season

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05:32 AM ET 06.03 | NHL netminder Tim Thomas is one of the more interesting characters in hockey, but it looks like his career might not yet be over. According to CBC reporter Elliotte Friedman, the former Boston Bruins netminder may attempt a comeback next season after deciding to sit out the entirety of the lockout-shortened season. If Thomas does return, the move would immediately affect the New York Islanders. New York still owns his rights so if he came back it wouldn't be a situation where he hit free agency, as he'd have to get permission from the Isles for a formal release if he wanted to find work elsewhere in the NHL. But Thomas may just avoid the NHL altogether as Friedman said his sources indicated Thomas may want to head to Europe to play next season. Although he's an American player born in Michigan, Thomas had great success in the Finnish League before he made his transition over to the NHL with the Bruins.

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Tim Thomas, AP Photo/Winslow Townson Tim Thomas, AP Photo/Winslow Townson
June 3, 2013  03:35 PM ET

Again?

June 3, 2013  03:37 PM ET
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Again?

Still !

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June 3, 2013  04:07 PM ET
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WHO ?

oh you know the guy...the one you thought was the second coming of Christ...better than sliced bread....was going to lead you to the promised land for the next five years at least....you remember him bgm......hahahahahaahahhahhhahhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

June 3, 2013  04:21 PM ET
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oh you know the guy...the one you thought was the second coming of Christ...better than sliced bread....was going to lead you to the promised land for the next five years at least....you remember him bgm......hahahahahaahahhahhhahhhaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa

Oh yeah............THAT Tim Thomas. I remember too now. But, I think he's Finnished too.

June 3, 2013  04:38 PM ET

Doesn't want to play for the Isles??

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June 3, 2013  04:41 PM ET
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WHO ?

He Tukka hike, remember?

June 3, 2013  04:52 PM ET
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Doesn't want to play for the Isles??

He's a doubting Thomas.

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June 3, 2013  04:57 PM ET

I have that feeling of deja vu.

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June 3, 2013  05:12 PM ET
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YUP...Tuukka's no Timmy...but he's the next best thing....just hope Tuukka doesnt ask for the moon come negotiation time........5.5-5.80 sounds good to this guy.

So far Boston has come up smelling like a rose. The whole TT deal I'll never understand him.

June 3, 2013  05:16 PM ET
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What happened to your team there mh ?? Up 3-1..........OUCH........looks like more players are planning to jump ship this upcoming season too......

Quote: "I would love to stay," said Datsyuk, 34, who can sign an extension beginning July 5. "Yeah, I hope we agree and we sign a new deal. I hope we agree and I sign for more (years)."

From The Detroit News: http://www.detroitnews.com/article/20130531/SPORTS0103/305310378#ixzz2VBqr ADW5

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June 3, 2013  05:54 PM ET
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YUP...Tuukka's no Timmy...but he's the next best thing....

Tukkaa's numbers in this year's playoff run are pretty damn close to what TT put up in his phenomenal cup run. Tuukka may well just be another "Timmy", only a lot younger. The next couple of weeks will tell.

June 3, 2013  06:00 PM ET
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Again?

Is Forsberg coming back? Sundin? Lidstrom?

June 3, 2013  06:05 PM ET

But Finland has a socialist government. Could Thomas handle that?

 
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