Well, I guess my moratorium on blogging about All-Star voting had to end at some point.
TheBruinsBlog.net looks back at the top 10 Bruins moments of calendar year 2010.
Tim Thomas admitted earlier this season he didn’t know much about Hall-of-Famer Cecil “Tiny” Thompson. At least now Thomas knows one thing about the former Bruins goaltender: he once held the club record for best start by a netminder.
It might be time to stop describing Tim Thomas as just the Vezina Trophy favorite.
It’s about time to consider him a Hart Trophy candidate as well.
BOSTON — He had already faced 40 shots on goal, including 25 in the third, so Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas had to know that there would be another one coming once Alexander Ovechkin got a hold of David Krejci’s inexplicable blind cross-ice pass in the closing moments of tonight’s game.
Now that the Bruins’ season is past the one-third pole and the team has played every club in the Eastern Conference at least once, I thought it’d be interesting to crunch some numbers.
Had he not enjoyed a fantastic 2-0-1 week between the pipes, Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas might’ve still been voted as the Bruin of the Week by readers of TheBruinsBlog.net.
Maybe it doesn’t matter how much mobility and speed the Bruins have on their back end.
As long as Tim Thomas is playing like the second coming of Frank “Mr. Zero” Brimsek, the Bruins won’t have to worry about how much time they spend in their own zone.
The NHL season has crossed the quarter pole, so it’s time to grade each Bruins player before they start the season’s second quarter in Atlanta Sunday night.
Entering the 2010-11 season, the Bruins pretty much knew that they wouldn’t have to sweat over their goaltending. Of course, neither they — nor anyone on the planet Earth — could’ve predicted how great Boston’s puck-stopping was going to be, or who would be the leader in that department.
Boston fans are by all accounts intelligent and tech savvy.
So why in the heck is Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas being beaten by not one, but two, goaltenders whose names aren’t even on the 2010 NHL digital All-Star ballot?
BOSTON — Jonathan Quick might be 12 years Tim Thomas’ junior, but so far in the NHL career of both goaltenders the youngster has gotten the better of the grizzled veteran.
BOSTON – The night started with Tim Thomas stoning New Jersey sniper Patrik Elias and rookie Mattias Tedenby in rapid succession just one minute into the contest.
It finished with Thomas needing to make 14 saves in the third period to preserve his fourth shutout of the season.
One day after the NHL named him last week’s First Star, Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas was today named the Second Star for the month of October. Steven Stamkos of Tampa Bay was named the First Star.
WILMINGTON, Mass. — Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas is off to the hottest post-expansion start of any NHL goaltender ever.
Today the league lavished him with some recognition.
Cecil “Tiny” Thompson never got the chance to win back his job with the Bruins the way Tim Thomas has this fall.