Boston Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas made headlines in January when he decided to skip the team's trip to the White House in honor of their Stanley Cup victory last season. Thomas later explained that his decision was a political statement, saying that the "government has grown out of control."
It only made sense then that White House-related questions would arise once again after the Bruins drew the Washington Capitals in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs. Monday, Thomas decided to plead the Fifth:
Tim Thomas was asked if he was concerned White House questions might kick up w/WASH as their opponent. He promptly shut down media session — Joe Haggerty (@HackswithHaggs) April 9, 2012
So what can Caps fans do to get under Thomas's skin? I have two suggestions:
- They can bring giant Obama head posters and spread them throughout the Verizon Center while chanting "Change" for 60 minutes.
- Obama himself can finally come to his first game and sit right behind Thomas's goal.
Don't you just love freedom of speech?
Adam Vingan is co-founder and editor of Kings Of Leonsis, a Caps-centric blog, and is the Capitals Editor for SB Nation. Follow him on Twitter @Adam_KOL and e-mail your story ideas to adamvingan (at) gmail.com.