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Yes, we've all heard the stories of Tim Thomas' meteoric rise from the minor leagues, to Finland, to theá NHL, and back to Finland, before finally becoming a full-time member of the Boston Bruins in 2005-06.á We've all heard how he, rather suddenly, went from trying to crack an NHL roster to topping theáleague by winning the Vezina trophy last season.

For a while now, it seems the nation has been gripped with Thomas fever, with article after articleáhighlightingáhis humble childhood, in which his parents pawned their wedding rings in order to send him to a hockey school, and how he has stayed down-to-earth even after becoming a star.

In fact, in all the great details of his off-ice personality, which show that making loads of money does not change everyone, it can become ...

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