QUOTE(CloudConnected @ April 30, 2007 - 09:42PM)
Joe Thornton played a hell of a game tonight. He was mean, physical and totally dominating. He did all of that while never getting out of control once. After seeing the way Iginla resorted to goonery in the last series and passing it off as leadership, I have to commend Joe for the game he played. He came up big when he had to. I think he's putting the NHL on notice that he's not going to vanish in the postseason from here on out. He's a superstar the league needs on the left coast.
Side note: We only have to take one here at the Tank. Homer's back for game 4, so we'll be better. Win game 4 and then take care of home ice. We can do it.
Big Joe has been known to take a few bad penalties, but yes... the goonery of Iginla was surprising. Iginla is the guy you do NOT want to get pissed off, as he usually steps it up and scores.
And yes, I'm a bit nervous about that lurk that's going to be in front of our net for game 4......
QUOTE(discohadestwo @ May 1, 2007 - 12:30AM)
Don't cover him. Cover everyone else & the passing lanes.
No matter how many people you put on him, he's going to put it on someone's tape. Lay off him & don't let him pass.
That's a safe bet. And kicking up the physical play.
QUOTE(Grypho @ April 30, 2007 - 10:10PM)
The SJ boards has a Thornton hater (I think he's a Bruins fan, but I'm not sure) whose only goal in life, it seems, is to attack Thornton and downplay his value and contributions to hockey. He comes off looking like the village idiot, of course, so he's allowed to remain, but if you can't set aside your own colors long enough to at least acknowledge reality, there's no chance of seeing all that's going on. Joe Thornton was, indeed, the best thing that ever happened to the Sharks, and regardless how he was seen in previous games, he definitely showed up for this one.
Class thread. Nothing but class. Props to you all.
Those guys on the SJ boards take things SO seriously. It's no business over there.
Edited by Defenseman13, 01 May 2007 - 03:53 AM.