In what can only be described as 'risky' the Bruins traded for goaltender Tim Thomas early this morning. Twitter was abuzz immediately with many making fun of the Bruins for bringing in such a tainted goaltender. It didn't help that locker room favorite James Reimer was going the other way. Reimer lead the team to its first NEFHL Cup last summer and was playing well, albeit in a backup role, so far this season.
The Bruins haven't shown any signs of a cup hangover posting a 13-7-1 start, while Thomas has amassed a 5-11-2 record with a beefy 3.19 GAA and racy .875 save percentage. But that was then, this is now. The Bruins and GM Chris Ransom are confident that TT's lack luster play was a product of the team not his talent. "He's won a Jennings and a Vezina, I don't know too many tenders that have those on a resume and can't play in this league" said GM Ransom when asked why he bothered adding someone many NEFHL GM's consider 'cursed'. "I don't believe in witchcraft, but I do like Alyssa Milano, does that count?"
Thomas' first start will most likely be Sunday when the Bruins visit the Flyers. Unless of course Scrivens wins tonight vs. the Jets, then they will probably keep Scrivens in until he fatigues, either way TT will play sometime soon and one way or the other this should make for good fodder this season, which is all the Bruins really expected this year anyhow.