Uncanny how every single one of you missed the point.
Hockey is very ,much a team game. The culture of the game is not one that really looks kindly upon players who place themselves or their own interests above the team. There are likely more players that didn't give a shit about going to the White House, but they went, because that's what the team was doing, and that's what you do.
Thomas and his political agenda don't really mean shit to be honest, but from a Hockey perspective, this is not the first time Timmy has stuck his finger up at his own team.
I get it, Goalies like to be weirdo's and think they are so different yadda yadda, he's still gonna catch a bit of shit for it though.
As for his views. Sports and Politics need to get separate rooms. I don't think athletes should really be using such a huge platform to shoot out their views. But, free speech..whatever... people gonna say what they need to say i guess