Tim Thomas Tackles Jason Blake During Bruins Vs Maple Leafs Games
NHL, Tim Thomas

Bruins Goalie Tim Thomas Thinks He's A Linebacker, Tackles Jason Blake.

1/22/09 in NHL   |   Pat   |   5229 respect



Tim Thomas might have picked the wrong profession. Although he's an excellent goalie for the Bruins, he clearly doesn't get the chance to hit people enough. A week or so ago, he started a fight by hitting Andrei Kostitsyn from behind. This time, he tried to stop Jason Blake by tackling him, NFL style.

Thomas had been beaten by Blake for a goal earlier in the game, but he was determined not to let it happen again. So determined, in fact, that he came out and actually tried to tackle Blake as he came near the crease. He whiffed a bit on the tackle, but it was definitely a textbook football tackle, and certainly not a conventional hockey play.

In case you missed it, here's the earlier play from last week, when Thomas checked Kostitsyn from behind:




Bruins goalie Tim Thomas, a.k.a. Leafs-seeking missile [Puck Daddy]
Notify me by email about comments that follow mine. Preview

1/22/09   |   nyrangers   |   192 respect

kteacher wrote:
I don't know about that---no penalty called on this hit.lol  Check this out.


Ha, there is an exeption when the goalie runs out near the blue line. Also in that incident Brown tried to avoid him and Turco was at fault for leaving the goalie to and race to the puck, which was loose and anybody's puck at that point. But yea if the goalie ever runs out that far any contact is warranted (as long as it isn't malicious!)

1/22/09   |   kteacher   |   34313 respect

nyrangers wrote:
You can't hit a goalie. That's why I have a little problem with this "hit." Goalies have a full face mask and full pads and are untouchable. Run into them and it's a penalty. Touch them and some goalies will dive and draw a penalty.

I don't know about that---no penalty called on this hit.lol  Check this out.


1/22/09   |   nyrangers   |   192 respect

wrote:
Tim Thomas is the man.  Seriously, I don't think there's anything wrong with this "hit".  Blake was coming at him with the puck, so I kind of see it as a defenseman hitting a forward.  The cross check on Kostitsyn was a bit dirty though.

You can't hit a goalie. That's why I have a little problem with this "hit." Goalies have a full face mask and full pads and are untouchable. Run into them and it's a penalty. Touch them and some goalies will dive and draw a penalty.

1/22/09   |     |   1 respect


1/22/09   |   Just_Smile   |   98 respect

Thomas is cracking me up!!!!   I'm lovin the Goalie w/ Attitude!!!!!! 

1/22/09   |   TheVille77   |   2 respect

Thomas would have to change his technique to play in the NFL.  Both of those were borderline helmet to helmet hits.  I could see lots of penalties and fines in his future.

1/22/09   |   jimmycaray

nice hit by tim thomas, kinda surpirised blakey