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06-27-2012, 01:33 AM
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Originally Posted by Barrie22 View Post
thornton isn't slow in the least. just cause he never uses his speed any more doesn't mean he is slow.

thornton could make any defender look foolish just 6-7 years ago, by bursting past him down the wing. granted since then his game has changed, but doesn't mean he is slow, or else most of the time he would not be the 1st back on the back check even though he has (as some would say here, fastest player in the league on his wing).

thornton doesn't have a fast start to his stride but once the guy gets going he is above average when it comes to top end speed.
So basically you're agreeing with me? I wouldn't say he is above average. Wingels and Galiardi are above average. Thornton isn't as fast as them, especially at his age.

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