Re: Tim Thomas @ 5 mill a year?
posted at 7/6/2010 8:32 PM EDT
In Response to Re: Tim Thomas @ 5 mill a year?
You guys who continually knock Thomas are as ignorant as the Francona bashers on the Sox forum. Let's not give him any credit for winning the Vezina or having such a stellar GAA and Save percentage the past couple yrs. He can make 100 spectacular saves and steal 5 games but the only time the bashers chime in is when he gives up a softy.
way to simplify things chocolab. Why does the team even need 18 skaters when their result lays solely with the goalie as you make it seem. GAA and standings have as much to do with the overall team as it does with the goalie. Look up Thomas' save percentage the last couple yrs and tell me how many goalies in the NHL's can match his.
Posted by siestafiesta
Here's a perfect example of the typical Tim Thomas fan.
In his first post, he screams about TTs GAA. When someone points out that TTs GAA really hasnt been all that good compared to others, he immediately goes off about how GAA doesnt mean anything.
Im a TT basher for sure, but mainly because I have never in my 40+ years of playing and coaching goalies, have I ever seen one player flat-out fool people like Tim Thomas. The guy stuck around because every time the B's tried to use a real goalie, they got hurt or disappeared (Toivonen, Raycroft, Fernandez). Everyone loves his fuzzy little "the little engine who could" story. The fact is, he's always been a mediocre backup at best but he's one of those goalies who fools people who know nothing about goaltending because he makes EVERYTHING look hard.
Posters talk about his heart and battling and stuff. Personally, Id rather have a goalie who doesnt give up goals from center ice in OT (Washington) or from behind the net (Pittsburgh) or for that matter, not talk to the Globe about how unimportant OT is when all he can do is look like an electrified flounder losing OT after OT.
Only pick on him after a softie? NO goaltender in the NHL... NONE... give up unbelievable soft goals like this stiff, night after night. Even when he has a good game, he gives up a goal a mini mite could stop. Sure, he makes circus saves... we get it... but his unprofessional style, overacting and mite league rebound control is humiliating as a fan. I can't stand to watch this clown.
And if I hear about that fluke Vezina one more time.... in a league with Miller, Luongo, Brodeur, Lundqvist play... TT the Tank is nominated (unjustly) against 2 other stiffs who, like Thomas, lost their starting jobs by the following season's end. An unbelievable joke award.
Timmy looked like quite the star while overacting the easiest saves and standing behind the best D in the NHL that year.... while putting up essentially the same stats as Fernandez (before he got hurt).... even then the team obviously played better with the calm Fernandez than when the Mexican Timmy Bean was jumping around. What a shock that a raw but super talented kid beat him out a year later, mainly because he had a pro style instead of acting like a street hockey goalie.
$5M per for that aging, "never-was", broken down fraud was the worst contract ever. I said it then and Ill scream it now... except now people know its true. The rest of the NHL sure did.