April 14, 2012; Boston, MA, USA; Washington Capitals left wing Alex Ovechkin (8) shoots the puck on Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) during the second period in game two of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: Mark L. Baer-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Thomas: Back From Vacation?

So what if you go on vacation for a year, come back home, and your house isn’t there anymore? That could be happening to 39 year-old Tim Thomas.

Confirmed reports are that his agent has been talking to the Panthers and a couple of other teams. Really? Is it worth having a 39 year-old guy on your team who took a leave of absence from the sport for a year?

I suppose if you’re looking for a short-term tutor to work with your younger goalies that makes sense. Maybe it just doesn’t sit well with me that the guy checks out for a season. To me, that speaks to his character and commitment to the game.

Nothing against Tim Thomas personally; it just rubs me the wrong way. And from what I understand of the Bruins locker room and front office, it got under their skin more than a little bit.

Hey, it all worked out for Tuukka Rask though!

What do you think about Tim Thomas? We all know he’s a Stanley Cup champion, a Conn Smythe winner and, in his day, a top tier goaltender. Do you believe that he’ll have a home to go to for the 2013-14 season? And if he does, what does he have left to offer?

Leave us a comment and let us know if you’re the GM, do you offer a contract to Tim Thomas?

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