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02-16-2013, 07:36 PM
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You're focusing way too much on one example in shooting. To speculate that Thornton would be unwilling accept a different role on the team because he doesn't shoot more is silly.
On the contrary, throughout his Sharks career, Thornton has changed his game A LOT. He is a MUCH different player than when he was at the start of his Sharks career, and that is a testament to his willingness to evolve his game
And the change in his game took years to accomplish in which he still exhibits many of the bad habits he's been told to break. Yeah, he's gotten better defensively but his tendencies offensively are still pretty much the same as they ever have been...and they all inevitably lead to a pass. People love to bag on Marleau for not driving the net but they've essentially given up on Thornton doing that.
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