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01-29-2013, 11:21 PM
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Originally Posted by xlnc66 View Post
Joe Thornton...great regular season player. Perennial playoff disappointment.
Simply wrong impression that many carry from his 1 truly horrible playoff in 04.

Originally Posted by tarheelhockey View Post
That's largely because

A) Lafleur and Bossy played on two of the most dominant teams ever, so they were in a perfect position to build a legacy

B) Dionne actually did have some pretty bad playoff showings. Thornton had some weak ones early, but generally he has been fine in the playoffs. He is not Dionne.
Joe and Marcel are different players and it will be very interesting if Thorton can break into the top 50, like Marcel, when it is all said and done.

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