Boston Bruins: 4 Reasons the Lockout Makes Tim Thomas' Return More Likely

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Boston Bruins: 4 Reasons the Lockout Makes Tim Thomas' Return More Likely
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When Tim Thomas announced his one year sabbatical from the NHL in June, he was planning on foregoing an 82-game slog. As the lockout drags on, threatening the length of the season, Tim Thomas might just be willing to give it another shot. 

The Bruins are planning to move forward with the young and talented Tuukka Rask, who has served admirably as Thomas' understudy for several years now. However, Bruins fans have been reluctant to move on from Tim Thomas' glory days, which included two Vezina Trophies, a Conn Smythe and the 2011 Stanley Cup. 

Here are a few reasons the 38-year-old goalie might reconsider sitting out:

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