LAS VEGAS – Tim Thomas has no plans to rest on his laurels.
After authoring one of the most amazing goaltending stories in the history of the game – wrapped up Wednesday night with his winning of the Vezina Trophy as the League's best goalie this season – Thomas is already looking forward to a sequel.
He has little interest in contemplating his accomplishments this season, a list that includes setting the mark for best save percentage in a season in NHL history, leading the League in goals-against average this season, winning the Conn Smythe Trophy as most valuable player in the Stanley Cup Playoffs, earning the Vezina Trophy on Wednesday night and, most importantly, claiming the first Stanley Cup of his career exactly one week ago with a shutout in Game 7 against Vancouver.
"I'm still playing and the way I feel, I still have many good years ahead of me," said the 37-year-old Thomas. "The goal is always to get better. I think that should be everybody's approach in life in whatever they choose to do. I'd like to see what I can do to raise the bar higher."