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    Boston Bruins netminder Tim Thomas has created quite a bit of controversy for his refusal to attend the ceremonial ' meet the Prez ' celebration.
    Its not so much his no-show that is creating a stir, but his comments about the government that has Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs and others among the NHL brass, seeing red.
    Thomas apparently stated " I believe the federal government has grown out of control, threatening the rights, liberties and property of the people."
    He was benched the next game :
    http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/story/?id=385984

    Bruins management insist they have no intention of trading Thomas, but this is causing quite a stir in the press, especially in Boston, and with the trade deadline looming and a bona fide #1 backup (Tukka Rask :http://www.tsn.ca/nhl/teams/players/bio/) ready to step in..you never know.
    I find the whole thing amusing, its not often that an NHL player causes a national stir with his comments.
    I don't expect that he will be traded, as he is among the top 3 goalies playing in the NHL right now and is just one year removed from a spectacular playoff performance culminating in a Stanley Cup victory.
    The Boston Bruins won their first cup since 1972 last season.
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    And since it Was a hockeydude, it will quickly continue to be unnoticed


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    The correct thing for the Boston tea partier to to would have been to meet with the CIC and tell that to his face.

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    It was a douche-bag thing to do by a douche-bag goalie on a douche-bag team.

    Douche.
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    Why the fuck should it matter what he thinks about the government?

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    People don't pay their entertainers to have opinions, they pay them to entertain.

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    Opinions can be fun

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    Quote Originally Posted by elipson View Post
    It was a douche-bag thing to do by a douche-bag goalie on a douche-bag team.

    Douche.
    *ouch*

    ^^Somebody's a Vancouver Canucks fan ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snake Plissken View Post
    And since it Was a hockeydude, it will quickly continue to be unnoticed


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    Hockey matters, Snake.
    Its your opinion that doesn't.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Moleculo View Post
    The correct thing for the Boston tea partier to to would have been to meet with the CIC and tell that to his face.
    He would have punished Barry in his crease.

    Quote Originally Posted by OZZ View Post
    Hockey matters, Snake.
    Its your opinion that doesn't.
    The Super Bowl MVP Quarterback holding the same opinion and performing the same action would have been of greater import.

    Obama invited the '85 Chicago Bear team to the White House and one of those old coffin-dodgers declined because of similar reasons and it got greater coverage in the States.
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