Look, I don’t do many pure youtube posts anymore. But this is too good.
Tim Thomas is my new favorite goalie. I always had a fondness for the guy. His story of how he got to the NHL is compelling, but his play has sold me in the past. Acrobatic, as well as entertaining, Thomas was the funnest part of the Bruins until they started acting like the big bad Bruins again.
And now this:
Thomas is the man. And I have no idea what is wrong with this play. Thomas checks a player. There is nothing in the rules that says he can’t. If Jason Blake doesn’t get his a$$ handed to him from Brian Burke, it will be because he is on waivers (yeah, won’t happen, I know). Dude, you just got checked by a goalie.
UPDATE: I am lame. Rule number one of hockey blogging is that you give credit where it is due, mostly in the form of a link. Some bloggers (aka: the MSM) do not care for this, since it takes away eyeballs from their own blog, or so they believe. They are flat out wrong, but that is for another time.
I would have seen this highlight on the NHL Network, but Kukla’s Korner brought it to me first, so all credit goes to Paul.