(Source) - Arthur Staple reports that the Islanders have acquired Tim Thomas from the Bruins for a conditional second rounder in 2014 or 2015. Staple notes that the move is salary cap related as the Islanders needed to make sure that they are over the cap floor. The Bruins suspended Thomas because he did not want to play this season. Thomas, 38, is in the final year of his contract with a cap hit of $5 million.
Oh yeah! I remember that guy! From practically winning the Stanley Cup himself to being traded purely for salary cap reasons. Pretty significant downfall for old Tank. Can’t imagine that he predicted Boston would have forgot about him before he locked the door to his bunker. But after a 2-1 victory from Rask in a hostile Bell Centre, I don’t think anyone ever planned on missing the guy. But if the Islanders like stockpiling former Boston heroes in net then good for them.
UPDATE: We didn’t even send them the real Thomas! Byahahaha! Classic Islanders. Read the fine print, dummies.