Tim Thomas was traded to the Dallas Stars on Wednesday, meaning hockey fans are not going to get to see the drama that could have unfolded if Thomas and Roberto Luongo had to coexist as teammates. It was no secret that the two goaltenders were not fans of each other after Luongo criticized Thomas’ style of play during the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.
Unless Luongo and Thomas somehow managed to bury the hatchet and become best friends over the last 24 hours, the tweet Luongo sent on Wednesday afternoon is hilarious.
— Strombone (@strombone1) March 5, 2014
As you might expect, Thomas did not seem happy when the Florida Panthers chose to acquire another goalie earlier this week — let alone one he has a history with.
Pretty apparent Tim Thomas wasnt going to co-exist w/Roberto Luongo when he was going postal on the phone at Garden prior to last night's gm
— Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) March 5, 2014
Either the Panthers intended to trade Thomas all along or he forced his way out of town when Luongo came aboard. Either scenario would be perfectly conceivable.