April 16, 2012; Washington, DC, USA; Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas (30) follows the puck against the Washington Capitals during the second period of game three of the 2012 Eastern Conference quarterfinals at Verizon Center. The Bruins won 4-3. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

Tim Thomas Traded to the New York Islanders

Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins has been traded to the New York Islanders for a conditional 2nd round pick in either 2014 or 2015. This is really weird. If there was one trade I thought would never happen this is it.

The strangest thing about this trade is that Tim isn’t even playing right now. He announced over the summer that he would not be playing in the 2012-2013 season and was suspended by the Bruins when he didn’t show up for training camp. It will be a while before we see who wins this trade, I don’t know if we can even speculate at this point. As good as Thomas is you never know who a draft pick will be and this being the final season in Thomas’s contract with the Bruins, there is definitely the question of who he will sign with next season (most likely the Islanders now but hey stranger things have happened).

Tim Thomas has many moments that he will be remembered for. The one most people think of is his refusal to visit the White House with his teammates when they won the Stanley Cup in 2011. What I think of when I hear Tim Thomas is his Discover Card commercial. If you haven’t seen it, I have it here. Give it a watch you won’t be disappointed.


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