I Was Just Gonna Suggest That Maybe, Everybody Should Just Cool Out, Maybe

His wife used to be afraid of the dark.  Then she saw Tim naked...now she's afraid of the light.

His wife used to be afraid of the dark. Then she saw Tim naked...now she's afraid of the light.

“We’re not looking to trade Marc Savard,” said Chiarelli, who didn’t rule out other deals. “There’s a chance. I’m looking to improve the team. I’ve had a couple of discussions, more than a couple.” – Boston Herald

He ended that statement by suggesting that maybe, everybody should just cool out, maybe.  Sage advice.  I think it says something about the attitude of Bruins fans and the hockey blogosphere that the Marc Savard trade rumors, (started by the Herald, mind you, and completely unsourced) were given more than a second of legitimate thought.  Why would a team whose primary weakness is goal-scoring trade away one of the top point producers in the league?  That’d be like the San Jose Sharks trading away Joe…never mind.

So, Savard is staying, obviously, but Tuukka Rask is starting the season in goal at the Dunkin Donuts Center rather than the Garden, and he ain’t happy.  Now, if I was Rask, I’d know that the number one goalie position was mine in 2009, and maybe, just cool out, maybe.  That said, I think the Bruins need to keep Rask happy, and that means bringing him up by Christmas for an extended tryout, if injuries don’t make that a necessity earlier in the season.  This means, unfortunately, that the writing’s on the wall for the NHL’s Rodney Dangerfield, Tim Thomas.  Manny Fernandez, even if he returns to his 2005-07 form, will be impossible to trade, given his contract, and the fact that the most interested party for Fernandez’s services (Ottawa) is a division rival who will be battling the Bruins for the same playoff spot.  So it’s time for The Journeyman, Tim Thomas, to journey somewhere where he’ll hopefully be appreciated.  Thank you for getting us to the playoffs last year, Tim, and for your extreme awkwardness while on camera.  You will be missed.

I’m headed down to the Garden to catch the B’s/Isles game, probably by my lonesome.  Will post a report when I get back.

-Gabe

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3 responses to “I Was Just Gonna Suggest That Maybe, Everybody Should Just Cool Out, Maybe

  1. Were you going to reference Upright Citizens Brigade after using that title?

  2. IF YOU THINK THAT THE BRUINS WOULD TRADE SAVARD OR THOMAS THIS SEASON YOUR DUMB. THOMS IS LEADING THE NHL IN SAVE % AND SAVARD IS ONE THE BEST PLAYMAKERS IN THE GAME. MANNY WILL NOT BE RESIGNED BY THE BRUINS AND TUUKKA WILL BE TIMMYS BACK UP TO START NEXT SEASON

  3. Jesus, I point you to the “obscure sketch comedy references” tag. The title is the reference.

    Matt, this post was written on Oct. 4th, during a 48-hour window when Savard being dangled was reported on by the Boston Herald, and everyone except The Jumbotron believed it to be a possibility. Also, this was before the season started and Thomas was set to be in a platoon with Manny, not the undisputed starter.

    What’s that, you can’t hear me?

    SORRY IS THIS BETTR?

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