BOSTON – Claude Julien visited the TD Garden this morning and although his office light was one of just a few burning in and around the B’s locker room, the B’s head coach was already thinking about next season, particularly in the light of Tim Thomas’ decision to take some time off from hockey.
“Well I think, you know, Tim has made his decision and as a coach my philosophy doesn’t change, and it’s about dealing with the players that you have in front of you,” said Julien. “We all know that Tuukka [Rask] is a very capable goaltender. He’s proven it time-after-time. We got an opportunity to see [Anton] Khudobin in action in Ottawa one of the last games of the season, and he handled that game extremely well - he was phenomenal.
“So we still feel confident that we have some great goaltenders. Tim has been a great goaltender for us, and what he’s done will certainly never be forgotten, but at the same time it’s important for me to take the news and move forward with it. I’m looking forward to working with some of these other goaltenders.”
I bet when Tim Thomas was a kid he watched WWF wrestling and cheered for the bad guys.