Tim Thomas confirmed on his Facebook account that he will be taking next year off from hockey.
He wrote in a post.
At the age of 38, I believe it is time to put my time and energies into those areas and relationships that I have neglected. That is why at this time I feel the most important thing I can do in my life is to reconnect with the three F's. Friends, Family, and Faith. This is what I plan on doing over the course of the next year.
Thomas' decision leaves the hockey world in a state of confusion, wondering if the goalie's decision is the smartest choice.
A number of other NHL figures leave fans wondering what is going on in their heads, for a variety of reasons.