After being questioned last season, he posted some of the best statistics of his career during the regular season and received a nomination for the Vezina Trophy. During the playoffs, he came up huge in Game 7 of the first round winning the game in overtime and overcoming his playoff demons by defeating his hated rivals. Throughout the postseason, he posted 4 shutouts, including 2 in the final round. He backstopped his team to Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Final. And won.

Yes, I’m talking about Tim Thomas in that paragraph above, but up until those final two words, I could have been talking about Roberto Luongo. So why isn’t anyone in Boston calling for Thomas to be traded?

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Third Man In is a feature that reminds the world that PITB actually has three writers and occasionally, that third writer comes flying into the fray with his gloves off, looking for a piece of the action. Usually on Friday.

This week, Qris dips into the past, present and future, tackling disappointment, despair, what went wrong, and what happens next.

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