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?" 

Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli confirmed earlier reports that Tim Thomas is contemplating sitting out the 2012-13 season, saying the goalie expressed his potential desire to skip next season when talking to the GM in early May.

Chiarelli explained that if such a scenario unfolds, the Bruins would be forced to suspend Thomas, which would still mean the team is saddled with the goalie's $5 million salary cap number. At the end of the season, the Bruins would then have the option of either extending the contract another year, or terminating the deal.

The Bruins announced Friday that they have signed forward Daniel Paille to a three-year contract and recently acquired forward Chris Bourque to a two-year deal.

Paille's contract is worth $1.3 million annually. Bourque's deal is a two-way contract in the first year, worth $550,000 if he's in the NHL and $200,000 at the AHL level. In the second year, it's a one-way contract worth $550,000.

According to Pierre LeBrun of ESPN.com, Bruins goaltender Tim Thomas is considering not playing next season. Writes LeBrun:

A source told ESPN.com on Thursday that the 38-year-old Boston Bruins netminder was contemplating taking next season off. Which doesn’t mean he will, but it’s something he’s apparently raised.

The Bruins swung a minor deal with the Capitals Saturday night that sent former eighth overall pick Zach Hamill to Washington in exchange for left wing Chris Bourque. 

Bourque is the son of Hall of Fame defenseman Ray Bourque. The longtime Bruin holds the NHL record for goals, assists and points by a defenseman in addition to holding the Bruins' record for career games played, assists and points. 

Hoping for the Bruins to spend big this offseason? Don’t count on it. 

The Bruins were named the Sports Team of the Year at the SportsBusiness Journals' 2012 Sports Business Awards Wednesday. 

Other teams nominated for the award included the Texas Rangers, Dayton Dragons, Sporting Kansas City and Stewart-Haas Racing. The Bruins are the fifth team to win the award. 

Bruins president Cam Neely joined owner Jeremy Jacobs and principal Charlie Jacobs Thursday at TD Garden to assess the 2011-12 season and discuss the future of the team.