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This year, the Florida Panthers have decided to invite Thomas to their pre-season camp. Thomas boasts a pedigree (two Vezinas and a Conn Smythe) the Panthers, who gave up the most goals in the NHL last season, cannot pass up on.
Thomas brings to mind another Tim: Tim Tebow. One main difference would be that, arguably, Tebow doesn't have the consistency or versatility to be a professional athlete. Thomas, on the other hand, has shown longevity by virtue of a fourteen year NHL career (with time in the Finnish leagues, as well). Like Tebow with Focus on the Family, Thomas also has a conservative affiliation: the Tea Party. And, arguably, both have been praised -- and perhaps protected -- because of their right-wing politics. Tebow has been given chance after chance to be a regular in the NFL. We'll see what happens with Thomas. At age 39, time is not on his side.