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Getting inside Tim Thomas' decision

If Bruins goalie's planned sabbatical is purely for family reasons, good for him

Updated: June 4, 2012, 9:53 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

If Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas feels strongly enough to skip the 2012-13 season -- and possibly beyond -- to focus his energy and to "reconnect with his friends, family and faith" then good for him for making that decision in spite of conventional thinking.

If he's financially stable and there are other undisclosed family factors involved, then most people probably would want to act in a similar manner if something or someone in their family needed attention. If that's the case, ...

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