According to sources, Vezina Trophy winner and royal pain Tim Thomas is considering sitting out next season.

Let us rephrase.

The 38-YEAR-OLD Tim Thomas is thinking about taking a sabbatical.

Now isn’t the time to be wasting another year of your hockey life, Timmy.

Many speculate, however, that Thomas is only hinting at this to force the Bruins into trading him. Thomas has one year left on his contract which pays him $3 million, although his cap hit is $5 million. His no-trade clause lifts July 1.