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05-27-2013, 05:10 PM
Leidi J
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Originally Posted by TonsofPuppies View Post
Haha, don't be so sensitive. I don't mind Thornton as a player, but people saying he should be on this team are out to lunch. If this was on NHL sized ice, he'd get stronger consideration. He's a good player, but his speed is horrible and he'll be far less useful on the larger ice surface. We have better offensive centres, who are younger and faster (Crosby, Stamkos, Tavares, Giroux) and better defensive centres as well (Toews, Bergeron). There's simply no room for him.
He played on International ice during this year's lockout and HEY WHAT DO YOU KNOW, he was just as good there as he is here.

Thornton with Davos during the lockout: 33 Games, 12 goals, 24 assists, 36 points, +6

Again, I don't necessarily think he'll be on the olympic team. Agreed that there is a new generation of young guys with outstanding skills for this team. But your comments are just asinine and uninformed. I don't know why anyone would take your opinion seriously.

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