So after reading the quotes from Tim Thomas do you agree or disagree? Like I mentioned earlier that there was going to be some hurt feelings no matter who won this heated series. Looking back just a few days later this was an epic series and an instant classic in my opinion. That being said, there has been a lot of whining and complaining from the press and fans in Montreal (some of it was warrented) most of it has started when Zdeno Chara hit on the Canadiens' Max Pacioretty then it continued when the Boston Bruins brutalized the Canadians in a lopsided game on March 24th 2011 by a 7-0 score; during that game the Bruins beat the Canadians on the scoreboard but also beat the crap out of them on the ice as well.
On to P.K. Subban, like I have said before, P.K. Subban is an amazing talent and I believe he is an up and coming super star in the NHL but he is a bit of a “punk” or some might say a “show boat.” In my opinion someone needs to sit him down and have a serious heart to heart talk with him and remind him to act like you have been there before, not ever goal requires an over the top celebration. I personally don’t have a problem with Tim Thomas’ comments because Thomas is a class act.
Montreal Whine Feast --- In the moments after his team's 4-3 overtime win on Wednesday, and for part of a Boston sports-radio interview on Thursday, Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas did speak gracefully about Canadiens counterpart Carey Price:
"He battled hard from start to finish in that series," Thomas said. "I've got to give him a lot of credit. . He pushed me to be as good as I could be. I kept waiting for him to break and it just never happened. . My hat's off to the kid."
(Price had lauded Thomas the night before: "Timmy played great, he should win the Vézina Trophy in my opinion. . He's the best goalie in the NHL.")
Then the radio hosts got to chuckling as they asked Thomas about Canadiens defenceman P.K. Subban, whom they said of a first-period scrum with Boston's Gregory Campbell "falls down like he's had a brick dropped on his chest and clearly he might have been flailing around there a little bit."
The way their question was posed to Thomas wasn't unlike the way Mark Recchi, M.D., was led by a different pair of Boston radio hosts to better diagnose the concussion of the Canadiens' Max Pacioretty.
Thomas, usually one of the more polished pieces of cutlery in the drawer, was all kinds of tarnished in his reply.
"I had respect for the Canadiens and the way they played that series and the way they battled," he began. "But to be completely honest, I don't have respect for actions like that.
"That's a travesty to the game. It's not the way the game is supposed to be played. . It can be infuriating, you know?