Bruins trade Tim Thomas to the Islanders

  • Arthur Staple via twitter: The Islanders send a conditional 2nd round pick in either 2014 or 2015 to the Bruins for Tim Thomas.
  • Arthur Staple via twitter: 2nd round pick is conditional on Thomas playing at least 1 game for the Islanders. GM Garth Snow: “This move gives us roster flexibility.”
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: “The Boston Bruins only get a draft pick from the Islanders for Tim Thomas if he reports to them or any other team if NYI trade his rights.”
  • Arthur Staple via twitter: “Move is cap-related — #Isles needed to be over the floor by tomorrow, needed insurance against not being cap compliant the entire season.”
  • Dan Tencer via twitter: “Cap circumvention at its finest: Islanders get above floor just in time for deadline by trading for a guy they know they don’t have to pay.
  • B.D. Gallof via twitter: “What is not SAID here is if future trades would happen to place #isles under the cap.”

Thomas carries a $5 million salary cap hit and a $3 million salary.

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  1. #1 by Hawky at February 7th, 2013



  2. #2 by hotwings at February 7th, 2013

    new york islanders… home of the players who have no interest in playing for the new york islanders.

    add him to the list of yashin, nabokov and vishnovsky

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