SUNRISE, Fla. -- Veteran goalie Tim Thomas had just finished a practice with the Florida Panthers this week when he was asked whether his return to the NHL this season had been everything he had anticipated.
"A lot of it has been," Thomas said. "It's a tough one to answer. I was hoping by this time to be seeing more team success than what we've seen. That's been a little bit difficult. Having said that, it's a process. I knew coming into it where the team was last year. I bought into this process. That's what we're trying to do, is turn it around."
The big question with the NHL Trade Deadline one month away is whether Thomas will be around to try to turn the Panthers into a Stanley Cup Playoff team.