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Tim Thomas Is Just What Panthers Need

Posted By Sports Talk Florida On October 21, 2013 @ 7:58 AM In Florida News,NHL | No Comments

Source: George Richards, Miami Herald [1]

Panthers_Tim_Thomas_2013 [2]Dale Tallon knew he was going to see the best of Tim Thomas on Saturday night. The day before, Tallon spoke with his goalie and got a feel for where he was mentally.

“He told me he was sick of losing,” Tallon said Saturday night, moments after Thomas’ 31-save performance in a 2-1 shootout win over Minnesota. “He’s not used to this. And let me tell you something, this guy is a winner. When we talked to him in the summer, that’s the first thing that jumped out. He wants to win, and he battles. He’s a difference-maker, and he gives our guys some confidence out there. He’s a champion. He’s what we need.”

Thomas was Florida’s biggest offseason acquisition, although technically he signed during training camp. A Stanley Cup champion with Boston two years ago, Thomas appears to be hitting his stride.

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