Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Tim Thomas is Good to Go
The Boston Herald reports that Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas' knee is OK despite him suffering a Grade 1 MCL sprain at last spring's world championships. He must be doing well because people have been asking Thomas how his knee is and his response is often "What knee?" A healthy Thomas is critical to Boston's success, as he is coming off of a 2007-08 season where he set career highs in GAA (2.44) and save percentage (.921) while tying his career best with three shutouts. The B's could see more of a platoon in goal this year, as Manny Fernandez is healthy after missing most of last season with a knee injury of his own. Of course, having two very good goaltending options is never a bad thing, as the Pittsburgh Penguins and Detroit Red Wings could tell you. Expect Thomas and Fernandez to lead Boston back to the playoffs in 2008-09.