In June, Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas announced via Facebook his intent to sit out the 2012-13 season, despite having just one year remaining on his contract. The controversial decision brings Thomas' career into extreme doubt.
In his Facebook statement, Thomas reiterated that he "will continue to train using the ARP/POV system." This seemed, at the time, to be a poorly guarded attempt to imply that he would likely return to the NHL in 2013. However, based on the evidence, it may have been little more than a plug for his training team.
These days, Thomas and the Boston Bruins would both be best served by permanently parting ways. Thomas has had a brilliant career and can now walk away from the game with class.
Here are several reasons why he will never play another game for the Boston Bruins.