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#21 LeftWinger

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:35 PM

Funny how the commentators say "Watch the cross-check by Thornton and then Toews gives him a jab, Toews started that!"

So even though you saw the cross-check, and even pointed it out, Toews still started it? Why because he just got cross-checked in the back and got pissed? So he is just supposed to take the cross-check and skate away?

Why does it seem that Ken and Mickey are the only guys who aren't so Home Bias that it makes me puke?

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 05:42 PM

Thank f*** Boston won a cup before Joe did.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:02 PM

Funny how the commentators say "Watch the cross-check by Thornton and then Toews gives him a jab, Toews started that!"

So even though you saw the cross-check, and even pointed it out, Toews still started it? Why because he just got cross-checked in the back and got pissed? So he is just supposed to take the cross-check and skate away?

Why does it seem that Ken and Mickey are the only guys who aren't so Home Bias that it makes me puke?


Mickey is considered as a big homer guy among other fans. I've never met fans of other teams who like him.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 06:12 PM

Thornton is gutless. He'll never win the Cup because he's not a leader, man do I wish we add some big nasty types at the deadline and get another shot at San Jose, nothing would be more rewarding then beating those pricks.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:34 PM

Don't forget this one. Though it makes me laugh, I can't believe he got away with it literally right in front of the ref. The ref grabs his glove and takes it out of Sedin's face.



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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:52 PM

my question is, why do most commentators call joe thornton a class act? based on what?

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 07:55 PM



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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:03 PM

Joe Thornton is a Brilliant player but doesn't seem to deal well when the intensity ramps up. He's basically a prick who never crosses the line sufficiently to ever get severely penalised, but 20 years ago someone like Marty McSorely would have pretty much killed him. He's a big little man.

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Posted 11 February 2012 - 08:26 PM

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l1vfRm84Ahs


He is such a dousche. He does the same thing every time. He does something like this, throws up his hands and then yells at the ref like he didn't do anything.
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Posted 11 February 2012 - 10:03 PM

He does the same thing every time. He does something like this, throws up his hands and then yells at the ref like he didn't do anything.


I know... he reminds me of me... when I was 5

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 11:47 AM

Pretty much agree with the majority here.

One of the better players in the league at present time, but takes pissing/moaning to absurd levels when things don't go his way. I get natural frustration if you are losing a game or getting beat big (i.e. game 4 between Wings-Sharks two playoff years ago) and wanting to play more physical or start a natural one-on-one fight to charge your team up, but again, goes way off the deep end with things at times.

Part of me would like to have him on the Wings because he is so talented, part of me says forget it because he has a whiney attitude whenenver things go south for him/his team.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:44 PM

Just to defend myself against whoever it was that basically said I was a wuss who didn't like physical hockey, that's not the case. I'm talking about why someone as talented as Joe Thornton feels the need to hit a man off the puck and cross check him a few times. Oh, and the fact that it just so happens to be the opposition's captain and star player. I just find it a bit of a cheap move. Not an overly aggressive one. Now I guess I'll have to go back to watching soccer hey?

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 12:49 PM

Just to defend myself against whoever it was that basically said I was a wuss who didn't like physical hockey, that's not the case. I'm talking about why someone as talented as Joe Thornton feels the need to hit a man off the puck and cross check him a few times. Oh, and the fact that it just so happens to be the opposition's captain and star player. I just find it a bit of a cheap move. Not an overly aggressive one. Now I guess I'll have to go back to watching soccer hey?

Agreed. I think you expect weasely crap like that from guys like Ott, but not the franchise player and captain in Thornton.

Especially considering the kinds of players we've had as captains in Detroit for the last 25 years and how they've conducted themselves.

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Posted 12 February 2012 - 01:18 PM

Thornton is a turd and a spot picker. Id like to see a guy like Milan Lucic go Eric Lindros on his fragile face again and collapse his jaw and orbital with a single blow ... resulting in wearing the birdcage for the rest of the year ... again. Thornton gets tough with guys he knows he can beat up, Kesler, Lidstrom ,Hank, Sedin, Toews ... meanwhile, hes a gutless perimeter player and nowehre to be found when theres a guy above 200lbs that can shed the mitts and throw'em. Outside of him fighting Getzlaf this guy just has just oozed big softy his entire career.

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Posted 13 February 2012 - 08:00 AM

Pretty much agree with the majority here.

One of the better players in the league at present time, but takes pissing/moaning to absurd levels when things don't go his way. I get natural frustration if you are losing a game or getting beat big (i.e. game 4 between Wings-Sharks two playoff years ago) and wanting to play more physical or start a natural one-on-one fight to charge your team up, but again, goes way off the deep end with things at times.

Part of me would like to have him on the Wings because he is so talented, part of me says forget it because he has a whiney attitude whenenver things go south for him/his team.

I agree with the bolded, Jack. My feelings for Thornton are the same as the ones I have for the likes of Pronger. If they ever wear the Winged Wheel, I'll stop watching hockey all together.
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