B’s Beat: The Tim Thomas Sacred Cow Club Defends His Slash On Soderberg (VIDEO)
Former Bruins goalie & Stanley Cup champion (need to remind EVERYONE of this or I would be considered a “Pink Hat), Tim Thomas can do NO wrong in the eyes of his fans. Members of the Tim Thomas Sacred Cow club see him as a deity because he was instrumental in returning Lord Stanley back to the Hub Of Hockey in 2011. He has been absolved of all wrong doings because of this divine accomplishment.
It was okay to for him to embarrass teammates by not going to the White House. Instead of putting his political views aside for a few hours, he was a NO SHOW due to HIS agenda.
It was Thomas’ god given right to take to Facebook to use his celebrity to get on his social media pulpit and PREACH.
It was totally acceptable to DISHONOR his contract that he allegedly signed in “good faith.” Isn’t that one of his F’s? Faith?
So Timmy shot his way out of town and no wears the colors of the FLORIDA PANTHERS.
He got lit up like the Fourth of July and the Garden crowd rained down the THO-MAS taunts….well deserved for MANY reasons in MY opinion.
But then as time was winding down in the Bruins dominant performance this happened….
To the objective fan, Carl Soderberg played to the final buzzer and was tangled up with the Florida defenseman. His stick INADVERTENTLY poked Thomas above the shoulder. Thomas than retaliated with a malicious cheap shot slash to the back of Soderberg’s neck.
However, to the card carrying member of the Tim Thomas sacred cow club, it was SODERBERG’S fault.
Yes, some “Bruins fans” felt Soderberg provoked the goalie stick retort. How dare Carl Soderberg, who lost vision in one of his eyes due to a stick, skate towards the net and do his job? He has the nerve to skate anywhere near Lord Thomas!
Take him to the goalie stick guillotine!
Some “fans” even went as far to say that Thomas would have had no backlash if he played for the Bruins still.
Objective (there is that word again) Bruins fans would have said that was wrong, cheap and uncalled for. Just as we did when Shawn Thornton crossed the line with Brooks Orpik (some fans are comparing the two incidents).
Love Thorty, but NO ONE in their right minds could support what he did.
And some others even posted Youtube videos of the Sedin and Burrows incidents from the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals, saying it was okay when Thomas did this when he wore the Spoked B but not when he wears the cat of the Florida Panthers? Odd, I don’t recall his stick striking any Canucks player above the waist?
So the whole “this is who Thomas is and you loved it when he was in Boston” argument doesn’t fly either.
Tim Thomas footy pajama wearers, please call a spade a spade and just admit that Thomas took a cheap shot at Soderberg. The same Carl Soderberg that wears the Black & Gold NOW, the team you allegedly love
I do need to commend those that have seen the light and LOST respect for Godfather Thomas (kiss the Stanley Cup Ring!) after this latest stain on his fleeting legacy here in Boston.
They are beginning to use objectivity (that damn word again!) and realize that Thomas is more ZERO now than HERO.
AUTHOR’S NOTE: I WAS a HUGE Tim Thomas fan, but that version of Tim Thomas is long gone and hard to find.