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#1 OFFLINE   SgtFrenchy

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

Arthur Staple reports that the Islanders have acquired Tim Thomas from the Bruins for a conditional second rounder in 2014 or 2015.

Staple notes that the move is salary cap related as the Islanders needed to make sure that they are over the cap floor.


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#2 OFFLINE   SgtFrenchy

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:20 PM

What do you think?
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:21 PM

The Bruins got a 2nd round pick for Tim Thomas?!

lol

That's pretty funny.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:24 PM

The Bruins got a 2nd round pick for Tim Thomas?!

lol

That's pretty funny.

I said it before and I'll say it again, I love Thomas for what he did for the Bruins and I'll never forget that. That being said, it's worth it to just move on. He obviously wasn't interested in playing for the Bruins again. I'm glad we can just move on.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

Sounds like it was a win/win deal for both teams involved to me.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:29 PM

The Bruins got a 2nd round pick for Tim Thomas?!

lol

That's pretty funny.

Conditional.

The Boston Bruins have traded goaltender Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2014 or 2015.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:31 PM

The condition is that he plays, which he won't.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:33 PM

Good to know that the Brooklyn Islanders are just as dysfunctional as the Long Island Islanders were.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:46 PM

Um, WHAT?
Why the F is Tim Thomas an Islander? :pinch:


Sounds like it was a win/win deal for both teams involved to me.

WHAT? How is THAT? How do you see the Islanders getting anything out of this at all???
The only team that is winning here are the Bruins. And instead of them paying US to take their worthless caphit for a player who will not play again, we are paying THEM for the pleasure of giving them capspace? What the fuck is GOOD about that? I could see it as bad, or nothing, but not good.

The condition is that he plays, which he won't.

I wish thats the case.


Arthur Staple notes that the move is salary cap related as the Islanders needed to make sure that they are over the cap floor.


But they already ARE over the cap floor. They dont need to be MORE over it.

Unless-

It could be that they are getting rid of someone who makes enough salary that they would wind up below the cap floor.
There arent that many players who make money on this team.
Did Lubo fail his physical?
Is Rick being sent to Bridgeport?
Are the Isles trading one of their young forwards?

God DAMNIT the Isles dont need a distraction like this when they are playing the Rangers tonight. DAMNIT.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:54 PM

OK... OK... I just saw this:

@TSNBobMcKenzie 5:30pm via Twitter for BlackBerry®
The Boston Bruins only get a draft pick from the Islanders for Tim Thomas if he reports to them or any other team if NYI trade his rights.


this paints a different picture.
The Isles are not giving up ANYTHING for Tim Thomas because he is not going to play for this team.

All they are doing is holding his caphit (not actually paying him because he is suspended) until the end of the season.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:56 PM

That's way better then it first sounded.

I would have been pissed if my team gave up anything for Tim Thomas let alone a 2nd rounder.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:58 PM

Cap space move for both teams - Bruins get him off the books, and the Isles get to the cap floor.

Is Thomas willing to play this year for someone other than the Bruins? Perhaps... but I wouldn't hold my breath. I expect to see the contract expire, and the Isles keep their draft pick.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 05:59 PM

Definely agree, I think this is a great deal for the Bruins and the only thing I get is the Islanders are collecting old goalies, first, Nabokov and now Thomas. Good luck to the Islanders trying to convince thomas back onto the ice.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:01 PM

Cap space move for both teams - Bruins get him off the books, and the Isles get to the cap floor.

Is Thomas willing to play this year for someone other than the Bruins? Perhaps... but I wouldn't hold my breath. I expect to see the contract expire, and the Isles keep their draft pick.


Again, the Isles are already above the cap floor.
This is Snow helping the Bruins. He is doing a favor for them for some reason. Im OK with it because Thomas will not be playing and the Isles will not have to give up anything.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:02 PM

The Bruins got a 2nd round pick for Tim Thomas?!

lol

That's pretty funny.


Bruins only get a draft pick if he plays.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

We have acquired an asset for our organization. This acquisition allows us flexibility with our roster moving forward.


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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:08 PM

Bruins only get a draft pick if he plays.


Yes, that little detail came out after that post. Heh.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:13 PM

Again, the Isles are already above the cap floor.
This is Snow helping the Bruins. He is doing a favor for them for some reason. Im OK with it because Thomas will not be playing and the Isles will not have to give up anything.


My internet connection is really fricken slow for some reason, and I didn't see that until after my post finally went through. Why the heck would Snow help the B's unless there are talks for something else going on for after the season?

(6:06pm written... this probably won't show up until 6:10pm. dumb internet)
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#19 OFFLINE   Erik C.

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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:15 PM

(6:06pm written... this probably won't show up until 6:10pm. dumb internet)

6:13. You overestimated your connection, Erin.
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Posted 07 February 2013 - 06:17 PM

Good to know that the Brooklyn Islanders are just as dysfunctional as the Long Island Islanders were.


Brooklyn is on Long Island. And :bleh:.
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