Fantasia is running wild!
TSN Just confirmed the deal:
The Boston Bruins have traded goaltender Tim Thomas to the New York Islanders in exchange for a conditional draft pick in 2014 or 2015.
Thomas announced last summer that he was taking a year off from hockey.
Thomas is in the final year of his current contract, which carries a $5 million cap hit for the 2012-13 season. The no-movement clause that is a part of the deal expired last July 1.
The 38-year-old went 35-19-1 with a 2.36 goals-against average and a .920 save percentage this past season. In the playoffs, he had a 2.14 GAA and a .923 save percentage. Boston lost in seven games to Washington in the first round.
Thomas won the 2009 and 2011 Vezina Trophy, and has a 196-121-45 record and 2.48 GAA in 378 career games with the Bruins. In 50 postseason games, he holds a 29-21 mark with a 2.07 GAA.
Thomas won the 2011 Conn Smythe Trophy after leading Boston to its first Stanley Cup title since 1972.
More to follow.
Rumour has it that Boston will now go hard after Iginla.
EDIT - Islander GM Garth Snow confirmed that Boston will get the pick if Thomas plays at least 1 game for the Islanders.
Yeah, If Iginla wanted out of Calgary it would have happened by now. He has a NTC and has said he will not waive it.
Right - because nobody with a NTC has ever been traded before. To be honest I've never heard him say that he wouldn't waive his NTC but I have heard him say a number of times that he would do what's right for the organization. As dumb as Feaster is I think even he realizes that the longer he holds onto Iginla the lower his value gets. I think if Boston offered Caron, another good prospect ( and keep yer damn hands off Dougie Hamilton ) and a 1st and 2nd round pick that might be enough to get Iginla in a Bruins uniform.
Jordan Caron still hasn't proved anything yet and the 2 picks aren't that good. Calgary would be stupid to do that, but it is Jay Feaster we are talking about.