When the Boston Bruins travelled to Washington on Monday to visit with President Barack Obama, the team was missing goaltender Tim Thomas. Thomas refused to attend the ceremony honoring the NHL Stanley Cup champions because he does not support the current administration he believes is “out of control.” The Tim Thomas White House snub has stirred up outrage from some who think should not have put his personal feelings above his team. Others, however, feel the Boston Bruins player was justified in expressing his personal feelings by bowing out of the event.
While the Boston Bruins were meeting President Barack Obama on Monday, goaltender Tim Thomas sat out the ceremony in protest. The Bruins goaltender posted a note to his Facebook page explaining his decision to abandon his teammates.