Tim Thomas Is A Smart Move For Panthers
If the Florida Panthers do as theyre expected and sign goalie Tim Thomas to a professional tryout, theyll be adding a two-time Vezina Trophy recipient with a .921 career NHL save percentage whos 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 hes 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, lets say hes still a pretty good goalie. (If hes not, he just wont play.) If hes 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