Tim Thomas G DAL May 05 '78

Boston coach Claude Julien isn't shedding tears about the likely departure of goalie Tim Thomas from the Bruins.

"Well, you know, we lost a guy by the name of Marc Savard who led our team in scoring every year and we were able to adapt," Julien said. I see (Thomas going AWOL) as the same kind of a challenge. There's no doubt, nobody's going to deny what Tim's done here for our hockey club over the years. But we've mentioned that Tuukka (Rask) is a very capable goaltender. He's got his opportunity to showcase that this year." Julien also spoke highly of Anton Khudobin, the Bruins' likely No. 2 goalie next season. "I honestly have a lot of confidence in our goaltending," Julien said. "And, you know, obviously we drafted, we've signed a few goaltenders as well. I think our depth is there. I don't really see that as an issue. And that's because I have the confidence in what I have in front of me right now."

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