Boston Bruins Goalie Competition: Is Tim Thomas the Guy?

November 1st, 2010 by Luke Anthony Leave a reply »
Everyone is talking about it here in Boston, and it might as well be the top story for me:  Who is going to be the goalie for the Boston Bruins this season? 

The answer is simple: we don't know yet.  How can that be right?  We are eight games into the Bruins season and must have a feel for who the goalie will be all year long, right?  It's not that simple.

There is no doubt that Tim Thomas is the Bs' go-to-guy right now, as he is by far the hottest goalie in the Nation Hockey League.  Thomas is 6-0 for the Bruins this year, with a save percentage of .984 and three shutouts.  In other words, Tim Thomas has seen 185 shots at him this year and has only allowed three goals.  To put that into perceptive, the No. 2-ranked goalie, Brent Johnson of the Pittsburgh Penguins, has seen 176 shots and has let up seven goals. 

Thomas is truly doing some of the best goaltending that anyone has ever seen. 

That said, Thomas is 36 years old and will be 37 before this season is over.  That is why it is so important to have a guy like Tuukka Rask in the background just learning, waiting and giving Th ...

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