Where did I say either McGrattan or Thornton were good hockey players?
Also, I doubt the Panthers were the only team interested in Thornton this past summer.
Nope, I bet team (the league over) were lining up to sign a slow, talentless, 37 year old dips*** who squirts people with water bottles from the bench. And of course he chose them, not because they were the only team that was interested, but because the Florida Panthers have a long and storied history in the NHL. I mean, who wouldn't want to play for them?
He doesn't know the difference. Anyone who fights more than 3 times in their career=unskilled meathead goon.
Well one of the two people you're talking about just got waived because he's EXACTLY an unskilled meathead goon, and the other didn't have a place on the only team in the league that 100% embraces unskilled meathead goons. So what point are you trying to make? That one of the two of them is a good hockey player?
They're just different levels of unskilled, meatheaded, goon. Hence nobody (other than perennially horrible Florida) wants them.
I know we are all having some fun right now. But I think its important to take a minute to think about those most affected by this. Of course I'm speaking about Brian and the rest of the McGuffin family. I hope they know that through trials ahead, I personally will never forget the significance they've had on me. The name McGuffin will forever be seared in my memory.
Brian McGrattan in his new front office position. Nobody is more capable of A) figuring out which rat hypnotized Brian Burke and forced him to waive the aforementioned McGrattan, and B) making sure that all future Flames embrace a different rat ethic...of the gym variety.
All in a day's work for Brian McGrattan, Calgary Flames Toughness Czar.