Tim Thomas Is A Smart Move For Panthers
If the Florida Panthers do as they?re expected and sign goalie Tim Thomas to a professional tryout, they?ll be adding a two-time Vezina Trophy recipient with a .921 career NHL save percentage who?s only a couple of years removed from leading the Boston Bruins to a Stanley Cup championship and winning the Conn Smythe Trophy.
The question, of course, is if he?s still that same goalie at 39 years old and after taking a year off. Which is why the Panthers were loathe to give him a guaranteed contract.
But for the sake of argument, let?s say he?s still a pretty good goalie. (If he?s not, he just won?t play.) If he?s still a pretty good goalie, Panthers fans should be extremely excited at this news ? particularly after the goaltending they saw from their team last season.
Source: Pro Hockey Talk