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    Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas refuses to attend White House ceremony

    WASHINGTON -- Tim Thomas, one of two Americans on the Bruins' roster, chose not to attend today's ceremony at the White House, according to GM Peter Chiarelli.

    "We're like a family. We have our issues," Chiarelli answered when asked if Thomas's decision overshadowed the visit. "You deal with them, move on, and try and support everyone. It may or may not. If it does, I hope it doesn't. The guys seemed to enjoy it. I enjoyed it."

    UPDATE: Thomas has issued the following statement: "I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People. This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers [ sic ] vision for the Federal government. Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL."

    All other players were in attendance. Chiarelli said attendance today was not mandatory. Steven Kampfer is the other American player from last year's roster.

    "I can require someone to attend a team event. If they don't, I can suspend him," Chiarelli said. "I'm not suspending Tim. Whatever his position is, it isn't reflective of the Boston Bruins nor my own. But I'm not suspending him."

    Mark Recchi, Tomas Kaberle, and Shane Hnidy attended the event. First-year Bruins Joe Corvo and Benoit Pouliot did not participate in the East Room ceremony.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jesus H Christ View Post
    WASHINGTON -- Tim Thomas, one of two Americans on the Bruins' roster, chose not to attend today's ceremony at the White House, according to GM Peter Chiarelli.

    "We're like a family. We have our issues," Chiarelli answered when asked if Thomas's decision overshadowed the visit. "You deal with them, move on, and try and support everyone. It may or may not. If it does, I hope it doesn't. The guys seemed to enjoy it. I enjoyed it."

    UPDATE: Thomas has issued the following statement: "I believe the Federal government has grown out of control, threatening the Rights, Liberties, and Property of the People. This is being done at the Executive, Legislative, and Judicial level. This is in direct opposition to the Constitution and the Founding Fathers [ sic ] vision for the Federal government. Because I believe this, today I exercised my right as a Free Citizen, and did not visit the White House. This was not about politics or party, as in my opinion both parties are responsible for the situation we are in as a country. This was about a choice I had to make as an INDIVIDUAL."

    All other players were in attendance. Chiarelli said attendance today was not mandatory. Steven Kampfer is the other American player from last year's roster.

    "I can require someone to attend a team event. If they don't, I can suspend him," Chiarelli said. "I'm not suspending Tim. Whatever his position is, it isn't reflective of the Boston Bruins nor my own. But I'm not suspending him."

    Mark Recchi, Tomas Kaberle, and Shane Hnidy attended the event. First-year Bruins Joe Corvo and Benoit Pouliot did not participate in the East Room ceremony.

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    Now thats a man seeing the truth and making a stand. Respect!
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    Quote Originally Posted by stilleddiesangel View Post
    Now thats a man seeing the truth and making a stand. Respect!
    I wouldn't expect you to know much or anything about Tim Thomas but if you did you would have loved this guy long before this. He is THE MAN. Everything you'd want in a pro athlete. This is just icing on the cake.
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    I am typically not a fan of athletes making political statements like this. But Thomas is an exception for me.

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    GOD BLESS TIM!

    Our country needs more people to be vocal about the socialist piece of trash that got elected into the highest office of our once great country. Yes I know "he" didn't say it per say but you dam sure know he see's it and is scared for us as a nation that is upside down from the inside out.
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    I agree with what he says, but I would have gone. It would be an honor of the President of the United States wanted to meet me because of my accomplishments, despite what I think of the person holding that office, either politically or personally.

    That said, kinda cool he did it, especially for reasons that I believe in.

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    omg he so crazy I'd give anything to meet Obama. Obama be the greatest. I love you Obama! O-BA-MA!
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    Who? Oh some hockey guy...one of two Americans on an American team, gee how nice. Who gives a fuck...seriously, it's not even an American sport.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Who? Oh some hockey guy...one of two Americans on an American team, gee how nice. Who gives a fuck...seriously, it's not even an American sport.

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    I would not know this Tim guy from Dick Punch but hell yeah!
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    John Kerry was there sporting a hockey injury...isn't he a little...um....seasoned...to be playing hockey?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Brett View Post
    Who? Oh some hockey guy...one of two Americans on an American team, gee how nice. Who gives a fuck...seriously, it's not even an American sport.

    Wake me up when it's someone who matters.
    For a nation who's bill of rights have just gone down the toilet (voted by all parties) and who's freedoms are being removed day by day, one man standing up and being counted is a brave and strong thing.

    It's not the 'WHO' he is... it's 'WHAT' he is standing against that's important here.

    Sadly, when most people do finally wake up, they'll be wondering where the United States of America went and "how the f*** did that happen?"

    An American citizen stood up for what he believed in against the grain at a time when that stand is needed the most. He matters!
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