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11-14-2012, 05:16 PM
Dennis Bonvie
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Originally Posted by Big Phil View Post
No, not a Bruins fan in particular at all. What I am saying is that who trades their franchise player away after 23 games into the season? You don't think that was a little premature? I mean, Thornton had a 101 point season in 2003 at a time when he joined the NHL's elite. You'd have to think you're best player is going to come around eventually. That was just poor planning by O'Connell and impatience at its finest. Thornton made him look like a fool which is why the Bruins were so embarassed that they HAD to fire the guy after that stunt. Maybe the trade energized him, who knows, but this was already a player that proved he was capable of scoring 100+ points in a season.
Bruins. Traded Espo away 12 games into the season.


My point from the beginning here has been that for 1/4 of the season Thornton did not play like an MVP. I stand by that.

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