I didnít want to write about Tim Thomas today. Or yesterday. Or even tomorrow.

When Peter Chiarelli confirmed today that Thomasí agent approached him in the beginning of May suggesting that the Bruins goaltender was strongly considering sitting out the 2012-13 season, something had to be said.

Just a year ago Thomas was the biggest story in hockey, maybe even one of the biggest stories in sports. He capped off an unbelievable 2010-11 season by winning the Stanley Cup, the Conn Smythe and the Vezina Trophy, all within a week of one another. Thomas was on top of the hockey world, and why not? The 38-year old, Michigan native had reached what could be the pinnacle of his career.

Only one place to go from there, you know.

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