Jacobs, the son of owner Jeremy Jacobs, expressed confidence that the Bruins will be able to unload Thomas in a trade despite his intention to sit out the 2012-13 season.
"Timmy's going to do what he wants to do, and you know what? I bet we'll get something for him if he elects not to come back," Charlie Jacobs told WEEI. "And there is in fact a floor for the salary cap this upcoming season, I can see teams trading for that $5 million cap [hit] to bring their team up to the floor."
I do believe the Bruins can get rid of Thomas sometime this season or during the off season, but the real question is what would the Bruins get in return? Would a team be willing to deal one of their players for a goalie who is taking a year off at the age of 38?
At most the Bruins would probably receive a second round draft pick, unless the trade partner is that desperate and ships one of their position players or a first rounder.
I do believe Thomas has some game in him, but not much. Age is creeping up on him and I don't think he will be as good as he was during the 2011 run for the cup, but who knows he could could come back and play very well. Either way, I say the Bruins do what ever they can to ship him and start the new era with the young net minders.
What do Bruins fans think?