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Thomas: Boston Was the Answer

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Saturday, 04.4.2009 / 11:06 AM ET / Features
By Angela Latona  - Intern | BostonBruins.com
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Thomas: Boston Was the Answer
BOSTON, MA -- Tim Thomas and Boston Bruins General Manager Peter Chiarelli sat down with the media this morning to talk about the recent resigning of the Bruins goaltender as well as his thoughts on remaining in the Hub of Hockey.

“With free agency coming up potentially this summer, you have to think about: Would you rather go someplace else or would you rather stay in Boston,” Thomas said about continuing to play hockey in the place he’s been in since he was 18. “And after weighing things over, over and over, the answer always kept coming back: Boston.

“It’s a great place to play, I have great teammates, great fans, and I’m very happy to be looking at the next [few] years in Boston.”

Chiarelli noted that many factors went into the decision to resign one of the league’s best between the pipes, such as his tremendous personal improvement and contributions to the Bruins organization as a whole.

Thomas, however, threw out the exact same sentiments – in reverse: that the organization is why he’s become a top competitor.

“I’d like to say that, to credit some of that improvement to the Boston Bruins staff,” Thomas said. “I just wanted to point that out, that it hasn’t been just me that’s allowed me to get better – that’s part of the reasoning that I wanted to stay here, it’s because the staff surrounding [the team] has helped me to be a better player.”

It's a great place to play, I have great teammates, great fans, and I'm very happy to be looking at the next [few] years in Boston. - Tim Thomas
With the playoffs coming up in a matter of weeks, Thomas (.932 SV %, 2.11 GAA) is just ready for the business side of the game to come full circle with closure and to concentrate fully on what is the most important part of the season.

“Now this gives me a 100 percent chance to just focus on hockey and just leave the rest of the stuff, not think about it,” he said. “So yeah, I think this puts me at an opportunity to play to my full potential going down the stretch here, and that’s what I plan on doing.”

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