Selfish act or principled stand?
Conn Smythe winner Tim Thomas wasn't with the Bruins when they visited the White House to be honored as Stanley Cup champions. Thomas explained his political objections on Facebook.
Is there a right time to speak out?
Whether it's visiting the White House or the recent controversy about the MLB All-Star Game in Arizona, should athletes make political statements?
Is Thomas still the best goalie in town?
Thomas was also notably absent in a weekend showdown against the Rangers, as the Bruins opted instead for Tuukka Rask (above, left).