Tim Thomas told Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli Friday that the former Catamount was thinking about sitting out next season. Over the weekend, Thomas took his intentions to social media, once again hinting at a one year hiatus from the NHL.
Saturday Night, Thomas posted on his Twitter page, "See why hockey's just not that important right now?" and shared a link to an article that talks about the world on the verge of an economic collapse.
Then on Sunday, Thomas left this post on his official facebook page:
From the earliest age I can remember, I've wanted to be a hockey player. I've been blessed in my life to not only be able to live that dream, but to achieve more than I ever thought possible. The singleminded focus that is necessary to accomplish a dream of this magnitude entails (by necessity) sacrifice in other areas and relationships in life. At the age of 38, I believe it is time to put my time and energies into those areas and relationships that I have neglected. That is why at this time I feel the most important thing I can do in my life is to reconnect with the three F's.
Friends, Family, and Faith.
This is what I plan on doing over the course of the next year.
What does this portend for the future?
We'll see….God's will be done.
Thomas said he planned on doing this over the course of the next year, but never specifically mentions walking away from hockey and the Bruins. Thomas still has one year left on his contract and has expressed interest in playing on the 2014 U.S. Olympic Team.
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