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01-30-2013, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Luigi Lemieux View Post
It's not like he was on bad teams though. San Jose has been a contender year in and year out and Thornton's playoff performances have been lackluster. 86 pts in 113 playoff games is not good enough for someone of his talent. In any sport, championships matter. Dan Marino will never be remembered the way Joe Montana is.
I just don't think two or three fluke playoff series' should hold as much weight as you imply.

If a player has a bad stretch during the regular season it is written off as it should be. Why can't that happen in the playoffs? Why does it automatically mean he is unlcutch?

And as we have seen throughout his last several playoff efforts he really is the same player. He doesn't magically wither.

Does anyone think if he puts together a magical run of 20 games out of 1500 or so it makes him that much better?

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