Re: How much time will it take Floppy « no neck » Thomas to allow the first goal tonight??
posted at 5/20/2011 9:06 PM EDT
In Response to Re: How much time will it take Floppy « no neck » Thomas to allow the first goal tonight??
[QUOTE] Let me explain something to you because you might be too young to understand that hockey is a business. TT makes more than 5 million a year. Who gave him that much money...Chiarelli. Who is Chiarelli... yeah it is Julien's boss. The same guy who extended Julien's contract for 3 years. As soon as Rask failed to deliver in the beginning of the year they went back with Thomas. And everytime Thomas was bad they play Rask but still cameback with Thomas. Why...because Julien will not make is GM look bad. No way in Hell that if Rask would have been cold that long during the regular season that he would have kept his number 1 job last year. They might fool the regular fan who does not understand the nature of the sport but they will not fool me with that!!
Posted by lucaooo[/QUOTE]
Hockey is a business. This is true. And any owner who tells you that he's not looking to reap maximum profit is yanking your chain.
Thomas has a $5 million cap hit this year, and is the best regular
season goaltender (except Rinne obviously. He should have been the undisputed, consensus Vezina winner this year. It's too bad all the voters have a bias against technically sound goaltending and prefer Thomas's bellyflop style).
Thomas just doesn't bring it in the postseason though, as evidenced by games 1 and 2 of the MTL series, and games 1 and 2 of this series. Nevermind the other games. Even a blind squirrel finds a nut 10 out of 14 attempts, right? There's no way to justify having the 10th largest salary cap hit of all goaltenders on your team (source: http://www.nhlnumbers.com/players?position=Goaltender&sort=&year=2011)
But more importantly, of the four teams left, Thomas is the second highest paid goaltender after Luongo. And really, wouldn't we all rather have Luongo (http://www.hockey-reference.com/boxscores/201104190CHI.html) in net?
Luongo: Save percent 0.917, GAA 2.28
Thomas: Save percent 0.932, GAA 2.23
Yes, Patrick Roy only made $4.567 million the season after winning the Stanley Cup. But gasoline was also $1/gallon back then.
And yes, sarcasm is strong with this one :p