Thursday's intriguing people
Tim Thomas, 37, says winning the Stanley Cup is "a dream come true."
June 16th, 2011
01:01 PM ET

Thursday's intriguing people

Tim Thomas

The 37-year-old Boston Bruins goal-tender is regarded as a key the component in helping his team achieve last night’s historic Stanley Cup win against the Vancouver Canucks. It has been a long ride for Thomas, who started his first NHL game at 28 and became a regular goalie at 31. At one point, his parents sold their wedding rings to raise money for his hockey career, and a young Tim sold apples door-to-door, according to the Boston Globe.

"Every night, all season long, he always gave us a chance," Bruins coach Claude Julien told the Globe.

The Stanley Cup win is the first for the Bruins in 39 years.

“This is literally a dream come true, just like it is for everyone on this team,’’ Thomas said. “At 37, this might be my only shot to win it.’’

Angelo Milicia

The principal of a Philadelphia school is retiring early to save the jobs of two music teachers. Milicia will have his assistant principal run the Girard Academic Music Program (GAMP) school next year, bringing $180,000 back into its music program. The 62-year-old has been GAMP's principal for 16 years.

"Here's a man who makes a sacrifice for the students that he loves. That's amazing.You can't get any better than that," Ja'Sonia Hinton, a graduating senior at the school, told The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Dexter Isaac

New York City Police say they will talk to the inmate who admitted to taking part in the shooting of rapper Tupac Shakur in 1994. Isaac was initially quoted on AllHipHop.com on Wednesday, saying he was involved in the attack.

The Brooklyn inmate, who is serving a life sentence in prison for murder, robbery, and other offenses, said that he was paid $2500 by hip-hop mogul James “Jimmy Henchman” Rosemond to shoot Shakur in New York. Shakur, who was not killed in the incident, later died after another shooting in Las Vegas in September 1996. Isaac’s alleged confession comes on the heels of what would have been Shakur’s 40th birthday.

soundoff (20 Responses)
  1. Cesar

    I like watching sweaty men. It makes me so hot.

    June 16, 2011 at 1:21 pm | Report abuse |
  2. banasy

    *Sigh*

    June 16, 2011 at 1:56 pm | Report abuse |
  3. BOSTONGIRL

    @Cesar. You need to keep those thoughts to yourself. We don't care to know.

    June 16, 2011 at 2:27 pm | Report abuse |
  4. Roger27

    Go Thomas! He deserved it. Go Bruins!

    June 16, 2011 at 2:39 pm | Report abuse |
  5. banasy

    Tim Thomas is right-he may not get another chance!
    His performance last night was awesome.
    Congratulations to Tim Thompson and the Boston Bruins!

    June 16, 2011 at 3:14 pm | Report abuse |
  6. Carol

    Tim played a great series and really did an outstanding job in goal........and also had some excellent defencemen ever at his side.......and a savvy coach. All added up to the Stanley Cup. Congratulations Bruins!

    June 16, 2011 at 3:23 pm | Report abuse |
  7. gung hoe

    My congrats go out to boston and to tim thomas your goalie from davison mich and the now defunct flint generals hockey team which i can omly imagine tim grew up going to their games its good and makes me proud to say youre from here tim once again congrats tim on your con smythe and lords stanleys cup

    June 16, 2011 at 3:41 pm | Report abuse |
  8. JehseaLynn

    I have followed the Bruins since I was a little girl, watching with my late father, as he explained the rules of the game to me. It sort of explains why, at 8 years old, during my first figure skating lesson, I skated to center ice and called for a puck. Boy, was I unhappy to learn we had to skate little designs into the ice! CONGRATULATIONS BOSTON BRUINS!!

    June 16, 2011 at 4:14 pm | Report abuse |
  9. countryboy

    We are back on top! http://WWW.CDBABY.COM/ALL/NUMONE buy now!

    June 16, 2011 at 4:39 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Riff*Raff

    @Cesar, I think a doctorate is required to be a high school principal in most districts. $180k is a fair salary for running a large city school. It looks like a specialized curriculum as well.

    June 16, 2011 at 7:11 pm | Report abuse |
    • leeintulsa

      @riff*raff: How is that figured? The cost of the degree? It's kinda like the CEOs. Except that we give the CEOs the money while educators take it. How much does one really need?

      June 16, 2011 at 8:46 pm | Report abuse |
  11. bigbangtheory

    BRUINS SUCK. VANCOUVER OWNS YOU, YOU GOT LUCKY. BOSTON SUCKS..

    June 16, 2011 at 7:16 pm | Report abuse |
  12. Cesar

    Oh

    June 16, 2011 at 8:10 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Bull Pucky

    @ b b theory..yea lucky Boston scored 4 goals and Vancouver 0 .....yea real lucky... .

    June 16, 2011 at 9:19 pm | Report abuse |
  14. trinirules

    @ b b theory-you gonna help clean up the mess Vancouver made out of it's own city?? Really? Can we say "sore losers" pathetic.

    June 16, 2011 at 10:46 pm | Report abuse |
  15. Name

    how intriguing

    June 17, 2011 at 12:05 am | Report abuse |
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