On the same night that another team raised the Stanley Cup, the Bruins made two moves to keep members of their Cup-winning team in Boston. 



According to TSN's Bob McKenzie on Twitter, the Bruins have re-signed centers Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell to multi-year deals. McKenzie reports that Kelly's deal is for four years and $12 million while Campbell will get three years and $4.8 million. 

According to a pair of tweets from TSN's Bob McKenzie, the Bruins are close to locking up centers Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell. 

McKenzie tweeted the following on Saturday:

They are not done yet, but Chris Kelly and Gregory Campbell are closing in on new multi-year deals with BOS. Both are UFA on July 1.

Point is, unless there is some unexpected last-minute hitch in final stages of negotiations, both will be back in BOS next season.

For all of the talk of Tim Thomas leaving his teammates high and dry, he sure did come up big for the guy who sits next to him in the Bruins’ dressing room. 



Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli and president Cam Neely weighed in Monday on the likelihood that Tim Thomas will not play next season. The veteran goalie posted on Facebook Sunday that he will spend the next year focusing on "friends, family and faith."

Speaking to the Boston Globe Monday, Tim Thomas' agent said that the veteran goaltender's decision to not play next season is not a ploy to get a contract extension or to be traded to another team. 

Thomas, 38, has one season remaining on his four-year, $20 million deal, but indicated via Facebook that he will spend the next season focusing on "friends, family and faith."

On June 15, 2011, Tim Thomas completed as dominant a postseason as any in the history of Boston sports with a shutout in Game 7 of the Stanley Cup Finals, carrying the Bruins to their first Cup in 39 years with four shutouts and a 1.98



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If you’re trying to figure out what Tim Thomas is thinking or doing, save yourself the headache and just give up. Take the good with the bewildering. 



In a post on his Facebook page Sunday, Tim Thomas wrote about his plans for the upcoming year. On Friday, Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli told media that Thomas had suggested to him that the goalie would be sitting out the 2012-13 season. On Saturday, Thomas posted a pair of links on his Facebook page, both links predicting world economic disaster. Thomas led into the first link by writing, "See why hockey's just not that important right now?" 

Bruins goalie Tim Thomas published two posts on his Facebook wall Saturday night, both linking to predicted world economic downturns. The first, which was re-posted after initially being removed, led into the link by saying, "See why hockey's just not that important right now?"