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Neely On Thomas: “It Was A Team Event, That Would Have Been Nice For Him To Be A Part Of”

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Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

Tim Thomas of the Boston Bruins. (Photo by Paul Bereswill/Getty Images)

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BOSTON (CBS) – Boston Bruins President Cam Neely joined Felger and Massarotti to talk some Boston Bruins and Tim Thomas skipping out on the visit to the White House.

How did the organization attempt to get Tim Thomas to the White House? Did the organization know in advance that Thomas would not go?

“It is what it is as they say,” said Cam Neely. “We knew he was going to release a statement, we didn’t know what was going to be in the statement.”

How did Cam approach the visit to the White House? Cam feels that it’s an honor to visit the White House and those political views should be put aside.

“Regardless of what your political views are, from my perspective it didn’t really matter who is the current president,” said Neely. “It mattered you’re getting invited by the current president to visit the White House and be honored as a team and for what you accomplished as a team.”

How much does politics play a role in the Bruins locker room?

“For the most part, Tim has kept his views to himself, from what I understand,” said Neely.

How will Tim Thomas be viewed going forward?

“We’re fortunate that we’re playing tonight, and it’s going to be the All-Star break and we’ll move on from this,” said Cam. “These are conversations we shouldn’t be having, questions players shouldn’t be answering.”

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