Bruins trade Tim Thomas to the Islanders

  • Arthur Staple via twitter: The Islanders send a conditional 2nd round pick in either 2014 or 2015 to the Bruins for Tim Thomas.
  • Arthur Staple via twitter: 2nd round pick is conditional on Thomas playing at least 1 game for the Islanders. GM Garth Snow: “This move gives us roster flexibility.”
  • Bob McKenzie via twitter: “The Boston Bruins only get a draft pick from the Islanders for Tim Thomas if he reports to them or any other team if NYI trade his rights.”
  • Arthur Staple via twitter: “Move is cap-related — #Isles needed to be over the floor by tomorrow, needed insurance against not being cap compliant the entire season.”
  • Dan Tencer via twitter: “Cap circumvention at its finest: Islanders get above floor just in time for deadline by trading for a guy they know they don’t have to pay.
  • B.D. Gallof via twitter: “What is not SAID here is if future trades would happen to place #isles under the cap.”

Thomas carries a $5 million salary cap hit and a $3 million salary.


  1. Hawky

    February 7, 2013 at 6:15 pm



  2. hotwings

    February 7, 2013 at 8:52 pm

    new york islanders… home of the players who have no interest in playing for the new york islanders.

    add him to the list of yashin, nabokov and vishnovsky