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Tim Thomas Will Never Get A Job At A Full Service Gas Station With That Attitude

Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas has done just about everything humanly possible to help lead his squad to Stanley Cup glory throughout his team’s entire run through these NHL playoffs. His performance in the Finals in particular have been outstanding: five games between the pipes, six goals allowed. But despite the fact that he faces enormous pressure heading into tonight’s potential elimination game against the Canucks at TD Garden, Thomas has had other nagging, albeit less important, issues to address: the fact that Vancouver netminder Roberto Luongo’s feelings are hurt because Thomas hasn’t gone out of his way to compliment his fellow netminder’s performance.

The source of the apparent acrimony between the two goaltenders (via The Vancouver Sun):

Before heading to Boston on Saturday, the Vancouver Canuck goalie told reporters he’s had lots of nice things to say about his Boston counterpart, but hasn’t been receiving anything in return.

“I’ve been pumping his tires ever since the series started,” Luongo said. “I haven’t heard one nice thing he’s had to say about me, so that’s the way it is.”

Thomas made the following retort while at the TD Garden on Sunday:

“I guess I didn’t realize it was my job to pump his tires. I guess I have to apologize for that.”

I guess you should, Mr. Tim Thomas. I guess you should. Further, that kind of lackadaisical attitude towards the crucial task of properly inflating someone else’s tires will not get him very far in the full service gas station business. Nor will it help him land a job at Tires Plus, either, for that matter. But I guess he’s a pretty good goalie so maybe he’s not worried about post-NHL career plans at this time, although it’s never too late to plan ahead.

Thomas on Luongo: ‘I didn’t realize it was my job to pump his tires’ [The Vancouver Sun]