Bruins getting tired of goalie who snubbed Obama

“[Expletive] selfish [expletive],’’ one team source said…

Two team sources think Thomas’s decision won’t have a negative effect inside the dressing room because it reflects no deviation from his character. Separately, the sources both said Thomas’s actions merely revealed what his teammates have known since 2006-07, his first full season with the Bruins: that he is a solitary, me-against-the-world figure who often puts himself in front of the team…

Such is the personality that has left Thomas with few friends among the players. But it’s also the attitude that has made Thomas a two-time Vezina Trophy winner, the reigning Conn Smythe Trophy winner, and the Bruins’ most important player…

Yesterday, Chiarelli declined to comment on Thomas’s actions; he referred to team president Cam Neely’s statement on Monday. Neely said the Bruins were disappointed in Thomas’s absence and that the goalie’s viewpoints didn’t reflect those of the Jacobs family or the organization.