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Bruins talk Tim Thomas boycott

Updated: January 25, 2012, 10:03 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

WASHINGTON -- Tim Thomas did not start in goal for the Boston Bruins' 5-3 loss to the Washington Capitals on Tuesday, but it had nothing to do with his decision to boycott the team's celebratory trip to the White House Monday.

"I'm not going to regulate free speech," Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said during the team's morning skate at the Verizon Center.

The Bruins' No. 1 goaltender will not be disciplined for skipping the meeting with President Barack Obama or ...

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