It’s being reported that former Bruins goaltender, Tim Thomas, is expected to sign with the Florida Panthers. The organization is planning on signing him to a standard player contract as soon as the team’s ownership problems are resolved completely (per George Richards of the Miami Herald). Also according to Richards, manager Dale Tallon is waiting for the transfer of ownership to occur prior to offering new contracts. Thomas contract is being reported that it will be a one-year deal worth around $3-4 million, with performance base incentives as well.
Before a contract was going to be given to Thomas, he had to have a professional tryout contract with the squad, and so far he has impressed the organization 100 percent. Thomas stepped away from the game last season, but has stated that he is feeling refreshed, and looks forward to stepping back out on the ice in between the pipes.
During his tenure in Boston, Thomas showed the world just how valuable a goaltender he really is. During the 2010 playoff push, the net minder played amazing, as he went 16-9 during the run, with a save percentage of (.940). He led the club to a Stanley Cup championship, and became a Boston fan favorite over night. Bruin fans will be the first to tell the Panther fans that he will not disappoint, and will improve their squad instantly. Everyone will be awaiting his return, as he hasn’t take the ice in a pre-season duel just yet (due to the fact his contract hasn’t been finalized), and most Bruin fans will wish him the best in the future.