In a topic that essentially hasn't been put to rest continued to circle around Ottawa on Saturday at the site of the 2012 NHL All Star. Earlier this week, Boston Bruins goalie Tim Thomas shocked the Hockey world when he decided he was not going to attend the Bruins' honorary day at the White House after winning the Stanley Cup over the summer.
On Saturday, Bruins owner Jeremy Jacobs stopped and talked with the media after the NHL Board of Governors meeting and offered his support to Thomas for his controversial decision.
"Tim is a great hockey player. He's done his job very well for us and I'm totally behind him as a great hockey player," said Jacobs. "I don't necessarily agree with his political view, but that isn't what he does for me. I've got to say this: while I don't agree with it he certainly has the right to express himself as every American does. He does a good job." (via CSN New England)
As for Thomas himself, he's also ready to move on from the controversy and get back on the ice for his sake and for others.
"I don't think I should address stuff that's made up out of thin air," said Thomas. "I would really appreciate if people would leave my teammates and my family out of it. I'm looking forward to getting back on the ice because that's what I do and that's what I love. I'm still going to have a lot of fun with it." (via CSN New England)