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05-21-2013, 09:33 PM
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The Perfect Human*
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Hahaha Ray Ferraro.

"Thornton with a Datsyukian effort there behind the net"

Joe Thornton to me is better now than he was from 05-08. He's a complete 2-way player that dictates pace of play when on the ice. Unlike the guy who got shut down by Horcoff in 06.

He's basically turned himself from a Crosby/Malkin type of offense-first player to a Kopitar/Datsyuk/Zetterberg type player.

To me I think Thornton could still be a 100-pt player if he is used the same way Rom Wilson used him. So could Datsyuk. It's the Sedin model.

They're more valuable to their team the way they play now.

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