Re: Tim Thomas- The epitome of being overrated
posted at 3/22/2011 10:06 AM EDT
In Response to Re: Tim Thomas- The epitome of being overrated
[QUOTE]wow, a bunch of excuses and calling it a "fluke" vezina, i wonder what team you cheer for. Maybe you should call the police on him.
Posted by Seabasshole[/QUOTE]
When I saw this thread, I assumed somebody would claim whoever started it was me under an assumed name. I've heard this before, although I still don't understand the point of that. Why would people change their screen names? However, everyone says it's someone called "Miller." Barney Miller? Whatever.
Of course I agree with everything the OP says. TTs first Vezina was a fluke, one this year would be undeserved in comparison to Rinne and Price. He's everyone's warm 'n fuzzy story. He's a floppy mess that gets people excited because he overplays and overacts every save and he's out of position all the time requiring circus stops. My old goalie coaches told me in the 70's that if you are the goalie who is making circus saves every night, night after night... you are out of position all the time. TT is the poster boy for this.
But hey, he's a "battler," whatever that is.
I would like to answer seabh's comment. I've had this levelled at me a few times. Just because you seriously dislike a player on a team you root for, does not make you a fan of another team. I've been a Bruins fans since the 60s growing up with Cheevers and Johnston and Dallas Smith and Teddy Green. I remember the B's last real shot at winning a Cup ending vs Edmonton in multi-overtime. I also happen to think TT is the most overrated player in the NHL and the Bruins wasted a spectacular opportunity to cash in on his horrendous, horrendous contract by dealing him earlier in the season when he was on one of his little hot streaks.
Everyone forgets that this team tried to give him away in the offseason with no takers. Then he starts off well and he could have brought back a scorer and some financial relief, but no, we have people calling him the MVP because he lays on his back to stop a simple wrist shot. [sigh]
Still, the fact that I don't like TT does not make me a Habs' fan. I want the city of Montreal to sink into their little underground grid. I want the faker Max P to have to wear a dress throughout the playoffs. The fact I think Price is twice the goalie TT is, does not change the fact that I want him (Price) to give up 7 goals a period, every game.
I know the goofs will still resort to the "if you dont agree with us, you arent a Bruins fan!" logic, because thats what people with no analytical ability do. Whatever.