Let me preface this by saying that I have never liked this guy and I am not doing this for controversy a la JCH on his first post. I have always felt that this dude should be playing Thursday Night beer league at Hockeytown and not in the NHL.
Ya his numbers were great this year, but he’s a product of a good system. He’s like the college quarterback that uses the option play. Joe McCabe would post better numbers than Thomas with Chara and the German blocking shots left and right, however Joe does have the advantage in the thumb department. Thomas has had to play better since the worst trade deadline deal of the year (Kaberle), but he is forced to make remarkable saves because he puts himself in dumb ass positions.
Everybody gets a fucking hard on for his flopping around style and how he does anything to make a fucking save. Well how bout just standing there and making the save instead of sliding around like a dick head. He slides out of position only to make a routine glove save and stand there like the statue of liberty.
And the “save of the year” that happened last night was a bunch of bullshit too. Thomas cuts down the angle by coming 12 ft out of his net only to have the Tampa defenseman make a decent play by shooting off the back boards. This left Thomas way out of position and forced him to dive to make what should have been a routine stop. Got to give him credit for having strong forearms though because he did bat the shit out of the puck. I must have been the only guy a Rolly’s not wanting to blow Thomas after that one.
You people can agree or disagree with what I have to say here but if you asked every NHL team to pick a goalie he would not be in their top 5. Come to think of it if they had a league wide draft Thomas would be probably be the 11th goalie off the board. One last thing, in this series before last nights game Timmy had given up 15 goals in 4 games the same amount as Dwayne Roloson who had been pulled twice. For you scoring at home that’s a 3.75 goals against including a shut out, looks like good numbers to me. Hate, Hate, Hate.
- True Sachem
Editors Note: Do we have new Bruins writer on our hands? Let me know.