KG wrote:Digitalgypsy66 wrote:Boston Globe article on Timmy and the team:
http://www.boston.com/sports/hockey/bru ... to_bruins/For several months, Bruins personnel ranging from owner Jeremy Jacobs to the rank-and-file players knew that Tim Thomas wasn’t planning to attend Monday’s ceremony at the White House. None was surprised that Thomas, one of two Americans on last year’s Stanley Cup-winning roster, would be the lone dissident.
It was Timmy being Timmy.
“[Expletive] selfish [expletive],’’ one team source said.
The article says that he often puts himself ahead of the team, with his "me against the world" personality from being bounced around the minors and Europe earlier in his career. The writer also feels that it won't affect the locker room, as they are all used to his shenanigans.
I think this is a little over the top. It should really be his decision if he wants to attend or not. I'd be surprised if any of his teammates really cared. The media is blowing it up as usual...
Fortunately for the defending stanley cup champions, goalies can't put themselves ahead of the team, there is no way to succeed without your team succeeding as well. I guess thats why he won the conn smythe.