Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Shawn Thornton: "it’s not going to happen the way everyone in Boston wants it to"

The toughest guy on the Bruins was asked about Thursdays game against the Penguins and said the following:

I don’t want to sound soft, but listen, we all want to take care of things but at this point in the season, we’re trying to make the playoffs, we’re one point up and it’s probably not going to happen the way everyone in Boston wants it to. Unfortunately.”

Shawn Thornton said that to the Stephen Harris of the Boston Herald.

I repeat, the TOUGHEST GUY ON THE BRUINS SAID THAT. Shawn Thornton is the quintessential goon. He is a pug-faced brawler.

Maybe he said those things as a smoke screen because he knows Colin Campbell is listening, but I doubt it.

Where is the arrogance? Where is the machismo? Where are the “big bad Bruins?”

Well, one of the “big bad Bruins” was asked to give a comment about Thursdays game with the Penguins and the first words out of his mouth were, “I don’t want to sound soft.”

Memo to Shawn Thornton: when you begin a statement with “I don’t want to sound soft,” you DO sound soft.