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“I don’t think it’s impacting the team all that much,” said Haggerty. “I honestly think they don’t care. All they care about is him stopping pucks.”
But still, Haggs believes the players are getting sick of having to answer questions about it, and not Thomas himself.
“There has to be annoyance there that he won’t meet this head on and actually talk about it and just open up and answer a lot of these questions and put it to bed. But at the end of the day, as long as he is Tim Thomas best goaltender in the world like he’s been last year during the playoffs and in the past, they’re going to overlook this stuff.”
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“The big issue, I think, is the unwillingness to talk about it and the unwillingness open up. If you’re a public figure, you’re a professional athlete, you’re using your platform to get this message across. Then to passively aggressively put the message out there and then not talk about it and having this put-off expression and adversarial reaction when people want to ask you questions on it, I think it’s disingenuous and I think it’s ridiculous.”
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