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07-31-2014, 02:50 PM
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Shawn Thornton Excited to be a Panther, Knows Role

Shawn Thornton did a teleconference interview with media today. Spoke at great length about excitement to be with Florida, his role over the past two decades and his disappointment over the Brooks Orpik incident last December. I think he'll be a very solid addition. Here's my latest at Mostly Panthers Hockey:

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I really enjoyed the read.

Sounds like a good guy off the ice.

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Great read.. It definitely gets you excited.

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great article! thank you BW!

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I really enjoyed the read.

Sounds like a good guy off the ice.
Very much so, it seems. I didn't mention his charitable foundation in story (said he wants to get a feel for South Florida) or that he took Stanley Cup to his grandmother's elderly facility right before she passed from Parkinson's and also to children's hospital in Boston. Said it's rewarding to get out and put smiles on people's faces for an hour or so a few times a month.

A little self-deprecating at times, definitely has a sense of humor about him and a quick wit. Very complimentary of Barch and other tough guys. Couldn't pronounce Gudbranson's last name and said he was terrible with pronunciations, but said Erik was tough in the corners.

Big win by Florida in signing him -- character, leadership, winner.

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Florida fans should be equally excited, too, because no opponent will run any Panther with impunity like Rick Nash did to Tomas Kopecky and Mike Richards did to David Booth.
I like the sound of this.

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Terrifically written piece. Peer reviewed periodical quality.

If thorton was on the ice in 2009, Richards would have paid for the crime against Booth.

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I know Thornton won't put up numbers on the scoresheet often and his grittiness is expendable, but his leadership in the locker room should be a huge asset. I'm sure that was Dale's thinking exactly.

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Great read, thanks BW.

This guy is a warrior. Reminds me of the Last Gladiators documentary with Chris Nilan. I love Barchy, but Shawn is definitely an upgrade.

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Great read, thanks BW.

This guy is a warrior. Reminds me of the Last Gladiators documentary with Chris Nilan. I love Barchy, but Shawn is definitely an upgrade.

-ghoste
Hopefully his training/boxing skills can rub off on Guddy, Petro and Racine while his leadership/character rubs off on Barkov, Huberdeau and Ekblad. Other than that recent suspension, the guy embodies a hardworking ethic who is respected around the league. Looking forward to the impact he makes on and off the ice in FLA.

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i have no idea what thorntons skill(s) is expect for fighting.
barch had at least decent speed and played super gritty and for-and back checking hard.
he couldn't handle the puck for shiiiz tho. looked like he paniced evertytime he hade the puck at the blade.
is thornton the same? i read he was decent defensively and positionally. anything else?

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i have no idea what thorntons skill(s) is expect for fighting.
barch had at least decent speed and played super gritty and for-and back checking hard.
he couldn't handle the puck for shiiiz tho. looked like he paniced evertytime he hade the puck at the blade.
is thornton the same? i read he was decent defensively and positionally. anything else?
Thornton isn't a pure goon. He has some puck skills and has an ability to score now and then. He's also great at winning puck battles, a key for a checking line forward in terms of taking care of his own zone, but he can also do it in the offensive zone and creates turnovers and havoc when he forechecks. Here's a clip from last year illustrating his talents…I'm surprised you don't remember him embarrassing us:



Quite frankly Barch is pretty awful and Thornton could at least be a player even if he doesn't fight. That's what you want from an "enforcer" these days. Gone are the days where you have a guy purely for fighting and nothing else.

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I like the sound of this.
How is he supposed to fight people from the press box?




^this isn't even a troll post, when is he going to play? There aren't many games against Boston and Philly etc, and Kopecky is ahead of him on the depth chart for injuries.

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http://prohockeytalk.nbcsports.com/2...artner=ya5nbcs

Interesting...

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Everything in that short article, along with the user comments, is why I wanted Thornton signed this offseason.

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Terrifically written piece. Peer reviewed periodical quality.

If thorton was on the ice in 2009, Richards would have paid for the crime against Booth.
This.
It wouldn't have mattered because of the ******* coach we had at the time. We had the best damn fighter ever warming the bench anyway. Didn't even dress him when Booth and Richards squared off for the first time. I personally would've liked John Scott for the Richards job, because he would've went after that piece of **** whether he was willing or not.

Either way, very happy we got Thornton!


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I really enjoyed the read.

Sounds like a good guy off the ice.
He is, doing tons and tons for charity and the team spirit, you guys made a good move in signing him. Hope he does well!

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