Tim Thomas NHL Salary Contract History
$2.5 million cap hit. And hasn't he missed time with a groin injury already? No no no no and no.
No thank you. There is no need to panic. Call up Jones and give it a few games to see how well he and Scrivens can do. I bet you we'll see a return to better defensive hockey than we've seen this season.
If we **** the bed through the rest of the New York swing, and then lay an egg or two after we get home, and the injury outlook is more like the end of the season, then go out and get a FA goalie, and Thomas wouldn't be first on my list.
at the draft party a couple of years ago, and under a considerable haze, i heard Birdman yell out the following (about 4 or 5 times, i think) - "don't marry yourselves to players!" he went on to reiterate that idea more than once on the boards, and i believe it to be absolutely sage.
I look at financial logistics here. Timmy signs on with the team. The team goes all the way through the playoffs and brings home another Cup. One less seat to buy for the White House visit!
I'm not sure a 40+ year-old goalie who already had a groin injury and spent a year away from the game is an upgrade.
Especially since you'd have to trade something of value for him.
He's not critical to the growth of Florida like Miller is to Buffalo.
Toffoli, Vey, and a first for Bryzgalov has more of a chance to happen than Thomas....
I don't think that Thomas would be a good fit here. Give Skrivvy a shot. Hey, does Jones have a 2 way contract?