In the story, a former hedge fund manager says that certain conditions could result in "the biggest economic shock the world has ever seen."
Above the link Thomas posed the question:
"See why hockey's just not that important right now?"
That was Thomas' first reference to the possibility that he would sit out the 2012-13 NHL season. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told the media Friday that Thomas cited family reasons and fatigue as reasons for contemplating skipping out on the final season of his contract with the Bruins.
Thomas did not explain why it might make sense to walk away from a $3 million salary in the face of a potentially doomed world economy.