Bruins Tried To Trade Tim Thomas To Flyers.

Published April 7, 2020 at 1:30 PM

While the NHL season is suspended we're still seeing some transactions across the NHL. 

Prospects are being signed to their entry level contracts, players are being signed to extensions as well as teams negotiating with soon to be KHL free agents. 

There's action going on but with no hockey happening, we're also hearing stories from insiders and former GM's about moves that didn't happen but came very, very close. 

A very interesting one popped up as Montreal Canadiens' insider Martin McGuire revealed a trade between the Philadelphia Flyers and Boston Bruins that came very close to happening. 

McGuire revealed that back during the 2009-10 season, the Bruins had a deal in place to send goalie Tim Thomas to the Flyers. 

Tuukka Rask was emerging as a starter during the season and finished it with a 22-12-5 record along with a beautiful 1.97 goals against average. 

Luckily Thomas used his no trade clause to block the trade because of course the Boston Bruins went on to win the Stanley Cup during the 2010-11 season. 

McGuire didn't reveal what would have been coming back to Boston in the trade, but he did reveal another trade as the Flyers were desperately trying to find a goalie and tried to trade Claude Giroux to Florida for Craig Anderson. 

So it's feasible that they offered a young Claude Giroux to Boston for Thomas at the time. 
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