What a difference a year makes.
Tim Thomas' career was at a crossroads at the end of the 2009-10 season. The veteran goaltender had lost his starting spot to Tuukka Rask and the Bruins had just given away a 3-0 lead in the Eastern Conference semifinals. Many wondered if the former Vezina Trophy winner would spend the rest of his contract as a backup.
Thomas wondered the same. In his comments following the playoff loss to the Philadelphia Flyers, Thomas vowed to come back and compete for the starting job in 2010-11.
Few would have guessed that a year later, he would collect the Vezina Trophy (again) and the Conn Smythe Trophy after leading the Bruins to a Stanley Cup Final victory.
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