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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:59 AM

To add: Take a look at what Scott does right after KOing Thornton....looks right back up at the Bruins bench with his fingers up. It may seem very primal, but intimidation plays quite a role in the NHL, especially in tough match ups.


Yep. Sad, but it's the way it goes: check out the Bolduc fight, because they kind of cruised along in front of the Vancouver bench- the looks of nervousness, anxiousness and disgust. The players (safe) on the bench try to move away from what's happening. There's some deep psychological unease going on there.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 05:19 AM

Beauty uppercut.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bAJcnDsu4nE

Thornton hasn't played since that fight. Possible concussion. Then Bruins went on to play the worst game of their season so far, giving up 6 goals, plus 1 EN. Bunch of pussies just don't know how to react if all the sudden they realize that they don't have the blank cheque to goon other teams.



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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:27 AM

Today Thornton will tell everybody he had to fight 7 Sabres at once including Scott.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 08:24 AM

lol at the boston bashing threads. it was two years ago, lets move on.

he definitely looks concussed. not a gigantic loss for the bruins since about half their roster can fight, but you never want to see concussions. good game by the sabres, i think that's the way to beat the bruins; play physical and grind them down. the score isn't indicative of how close the game was, but vanek was just unstoppable.

i still don't think the sabres have enough skill, goaltending, or depth to win the northeast division.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:38 AM

@RenLavoieRDS: Bruins Shawn Thornton will be out for 7 to 10 days. Concussion.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:02 AM

Who on the Canucks has the stones to take on John Scott?

Why bother when you can skate around him?

Nice to see the Boston announcers turn that into how much of a goon Scott is compared to how good a teammate Thorton is to stand in there and do his job. I'm sure that's exactly what they said in the first rematch after the Lucic/Miller incident where one of the Sabres (who was it, Gaustad?) took on Lucic.

Nope, all class as usual and they clearly applauded Gaustad for his attempt to stand up for his team while diminishing Lucic winning the fight:
http://youtu.be/7dDIquszMTA

We know Scott's doesn't do much more than take up a roster spot, but relying on the Boston sports media to give an objective account of something is like expecting Marchand to not be hypocritical about slewfooting and playing dirty.


Hmmm... Almost sounds like, oh I dunno, an enforcer!

Just so there's no confusion, I don't advocate getting a player like Scott in our lineup (I know you mentioned you aren't suggesting we go trade for him either). I know some here will however.

This won't be a regular occurrence at Sabres/Bruins games. Just as I mentioned with the Bieksa quote earlier, you skate around him and score when he's on the ice, you don't stand up to him every time. The Bruins might try and goad him into take a penalty, but I doubt they pair up with him at the next faceoff to throw down again.

The make up of the Bruins does cater to the toughness, so they have less leeway to back down from something like this. Imagine what people would say if there was a situation similar to the Weise/McQuaid/Thornton incident where Thornton thought he was going with Regher next game and Scott stepped in just as Thornton drops his gloves. Thornton wouldn't hear the end of it if he backed out rather than get beat down again, but we'd sure hear how it was such a dirty move.

If they do fail to win the physical match up with Buffalo this year and continue to lose to them on the scoreboard, it will look really bad for them, but if a skilled team plays their game against any team with a goon then it's not nearly as bad, and great if they win.

lol at the boston bashing threads. it was two years ago, lets move on.

he definitely looks concussed. not a gigantic loss for the bruins since about half their roster can fight, but you never want to see concussions. good game by the sabres, i think that's the way to beat the bruins; play physical and grind them down. the score isn't indicative of how close the game was, but vanek was just unstoppable.

i still don't think the sabres have enough skill, goaltending, or depth to win the northeast division.

I might agree on the depth part - although even then they aren't that bad it's just they're a little younger and less experienced in their depth - but I don't know that I could say they're less skilled or that their goaltending is suspect.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:08 AM

How the hell does one recover from a concussion in 7-10 days? Boston Bruins magic?

He got killed in this fight.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:11 AM

How the hell does one recover from a concussion in 7-10 days? Boston Bruins magic?

He got killed in this fight.


There isn't much brain there that needs repairing ::D
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:21 AM

There isn't much brain there that needs repairing ::D


Suddenly Horton's miraculous recovery makes sense as well..
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:41 AM

Of course he mocks Scott by saying "Scott averages all of 3:25 a game, he has 1 career goal"

Rather than just accepting that Thornton bit off more than he could chew. And stating in a non-bias fashion that neither player has really any skill and are just there to fight and be an intimidating presence.

Oh well.


Edwards is a hypocrite, true - the guy rabidly taunts opposition players when the Bruins get the upper hand.
But to suggest that Thornton is just there to fight is reductive - as much as I dislike the B's, he's actually a decent hockey player - scored 10 goals, was a +8 and threw a hell of a lot of hits (more hits than pm) in limited minutes en route to their Cup a couple years ago. I see Thornton in a class with Chris Neil - a tough guy who intimidates but can reasonably skate and play the game - not just a pylon there to punch people.

Edited by oldnews, 01 February 2013 - 11:42 AM.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:49 AM

Yep. Sad, but it's the way it goes: check out the Bolduc fight, because they kind of cruised along in front of the Vancouver bench- the looks of nervousness, anxiousness and disgust. The players (safe) on the bench try to move away from what's happening. There's some deep psychological unease going on there.

To this day I still don't understand... In a team of Rypien, Bieksa, O'Brien, Hordichuk (well... He was busy with Boogaard), and Glass, the one guy to go with Scott was 185 pound Bolduc.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:52 AM

This incident, and the timeout Ruff took with 13 seconds left in the game, are a pre-cursor to when Boston visits Buffalo next .. Lucic and Charra were NOT their usual douche-bag selves last night after Thorton ate his mouthguard ..

I wonder if Charra and Lucic will find a reason to miss that next Sabers home game? .. bullies to the core .. :lol:

(You Lucic bum-boys can relax .. I am having you on .. Milan is all man .. :rolleyes: )

Edited by Tearloch7, 01 February 2013 - 11:53 AM.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Must be tough to tell if Thornton has a concussion, given his baseline reading must be so significantly low to begin with.

That said, Thornton is probably the best fourth line guy in the entire league, and I would love to have him on this team.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 12:45 PM

Must be tough to tell if Thornton has a concussion, given his baseline reading must be so significantly low to begin with.

That said, Thornton is probably the best fourth line guy in the entire league, and I would love to have him on this team.


As much as I hate myself for saying.... I kinda do too...

I miss Torres...

To tell you the truth, the only players I wouldn't want from Boston are Lucic and Marchand.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:16 PM

Edwards is a hypocrite, true - the guy rabidly taunts opposition players when the Bruins get the upper hand.
But to suggest that Thornton is just there to fight is reductive - as much as I dislike the B's, he's actually a decent hockey player - scored 10 goals, was a +8 and threw a hell of a lot of hits (more hits than pm) in limited minutes en route to their Cup a couple years ago. I see Thornton in a class with Chris Neil - a tough guy who intimidates but can reasonably skate and play the game - not just a pylon there to punch people.



He's no Chris Neil but he is far better than Scott.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:22 PM

Too bad Scott didn't go all Gino Odjick and take on an entire line ::D
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:26 PM

As much as I hate myself for saying.... I kinda do too...

I miss Torres...

To tell you the truth, the only players I wouldn't want from Boston are Lucic and Marchand.

Milan Lucic > Shawn Thornton. I'd take Lucic on my team over Thornton any day of the week.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:39 PM

Milan Lucic > Shawn Thornton. I'd take Lucic on my team over Thornton any day of the week.


Yeah, but I don't like Lucic.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 01:50 PM

Yeah, but I don't like Lucic.


Nor I .. he is an over-grown bully .. but he could give Scott a good fight unless he wets himself first ..
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:08 PM

Yeah, but I don't like Lucic.

I know but if Lucic was in our lineup...........
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 02:53 PM

And this is why you need enforcers on your team.

If you have 1 great one, your whole team gets motivated.

The game was 0-0 and then your enforcer absolutely, and I mean ABSOLUTELY destroys one of the best fighters in the game today and knocks him out of the game.

If I would have been on that Sabre bench, I would have played with more passion that's for sure. I'd be pumped the f%$# up.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:44 PM

Scott looked disinterested while handing out that vicious beating.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:47 PM

"oh, thornton lost an edge and it's all over"
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 03:50 PM

Would've been even better if that was Marchand he beat up.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:00 PM

Good.

Thornton sucks. He shouldn't be in the NHL because the doesn't have the skill technically or mentally. The only reason he is is because he can beat people up.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:07 PM

could Buffalo waive him so we could borrow him for a few games then we waive back to them lol.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:21 PM

Kevin Bieksa quote On John Scott: “If a 6-foot-8 guy who can’t skate asks to fight, you say no, then skate around him and score a goal.”

Maybe Thornton should have taken this piece of advice, it would have saved Him an injury. His fight after all did nothing to help his team.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:32 PM

Good.

Thornton sucks. He shouldn't be in the NHL because the doesn't have the skill technically or mentally. The only reason he is is because he can beat people up.


Thornton is perfectly capable of holding down a roster spot on all 30 teams, he has talent and the ability to back it up.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:45 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mtl8cSqVwX0


The Hoff is standing there enjoying every second of that beating.
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Posted 01 February 2013 - 04:45 PM

Thornton is perfectly capable of holding down a roster spot on all 30 teams, he has talent and the ability to back it up.


Very much debatable
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