“I was actually cheering for them in the final. Just after losing against Chicago and then Chicago hoisting the Cup [in 2010], it would have been tough seeing Vancouver hoist it, so I was cheering for them,” he said, after an optional skate at TD Garden. “I still have a lot of friends here so I was happy for them.”
Thornton went on to say that he contacted several members of the team’s training staff, as well as Milan Lucic, whom he knows well.
“They hadn’t had a Cup here in so long, so it was overdue,” he said. “It was nice to see the Bruins win after the Celtics and Red Sox had in the past.”
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Kinda weird, having two former B's standouts coming to town in a row...I was always a big Joey fan, especially his first coupla years here. I, too, remember the night he was traded; I thought my friends were putting me on, but no, there it was in the glo of the innernet article, traded for Marco and some other guys...I was befuddled and too confused to feel any emotion.
I'd be happy if the Sharks could get to the Finals in the Jumbo-Era.
Now, all that being said, go and slap 'em around, Bruins!
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I know some of the guys who work behind the bench really like Joe and keep in touch with him. Even a few of the folks who work at the consession stand said Joe knew their names and was very friendly to everyone.
I think he was given the "C" too early but grew into the job. I saw his first game with the "C" for the Sharks in Sweeden last year and was pleased for him.
I remember folks crapping on Joe in the playoffs when he was playing injured. We were wondering why he was playing (torn rib cartilage) as he was clearly in pain.
IMO Joe looked pretty sad whe the B's traded him. He loved it here.
I like the kid and wish the best for him.
I was happy to hear he was cheering for the B's in the playoffs. I am sure some fools will boo him today. but I believe there are more who like Joe as a player. It is unfortunate that the fools are very loud.
I always cheer for the B's first but there are a number of players I will always like and Joe is one of them. ....Dennis Wideman too
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I got no problem with Joe. He never wanted to be traded and seemed upset when he was. I was disappointed with his playoffs with the Bruins, though I never resented him at all in 2004 playoffs as he was clearly playing hurt. He continued to be underwhelming in the playoffs for the Sharks but the last year or two I have been really impressed with how he brought it, played with a bad shoulder late in the Vancouver series to. Really good player and seems like a classy guy. Hope the Bruins shut him down tonight though of course.
both teams will be very hungry tonight, one will fall deeper in their hole, the other will keep climbing out of it
this is a very important game, the Bruins need to be playing greater than .500 hockey before October ends or else it could end up being very difficult to lock up a spot at season's end, and TBH, im not so much worried about them locking up a spot as I am for them having to work extra hard just to do so and tiring out just as the 1 round opens up
Last game my random prediction was that Kelly scores a goal, and it came true.
Tonight I predict Poo to pot one
Btw, kind of random, but last year during the post season I was an OT prophet. ESPN's NHL twitter kept doing this "predict the OT winner", and I got it right 4 times in a row. You just had to guess the player that would score the OT winner and I ended up guessing correctly 4 times in a row, and the would praise me as an OT prophet 4 nights in a row haha.