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Guy Lafleur on long beards: 'I think it’s a disgrace for hockey'

Montreal Canadiens legend Guy Lafleur isn’t a fan of wild playoff beards. In an interview with the Montreal Gazette, the 64-year-old Hockey Hall of Famer said that he’s not a fan of long beards like the ones worn by San Jose Sharks’ Brent Bruns or Joe Thornton. “I think it’s a disgrace for hockey. I hate it. It’s not a good image for the NHL,” said Lafleur. “I...
Via Puck Drunk Love
June 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Sharks advance to first Stanley Cup Final

The Sharks just took a big bite out of their negative playoff narratives. Known more for choking under pressure than getting the job done when it counts, the San Jose Sharks have taken the first step to truly silencing their doubters: advancing to the Stanley Cup Final for the first time in franchise history. Sharks don’t touch the trophy pic.twitter.com/VZ3uIzvAcN — Marina...
Via NESN.com
May 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Video: Joe Thornton sprays water and dances with little kids while on the bench

When you don’t have a lot to lose, the ability to keep it loose is a big asset to your team. Joe Thornton has been through it all and has been criticized for his shortcomings for quite some time. But while the Sharks were enjoying a dominant effort in Game 2, Thornton kept things light by spraying water on some fans and dancing with the kids by the glass. As the series continues...
Via Puck Drunk Love
May 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Joe Thornton ruffled feathers with quote on baseball celebrations

Joe Thornton has never been afraid to give the media a good quote. He is one of the rare great players who will interact with the media and say exactly what is on his mind. Remember what he said he’d pull out and stroke if he ever scored four goals? When he talked to Kevin Kurz of the Comcast Sports Network, no one should have been surprised when he spoke plainly and directly...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 22, 2016  |  Discuss

San Jose Sharks: Jumbo leadership struggles

Joe Thornton Joe Thornton may not be the captain of the San Jose Sharks anymore, but he still wears and ‘A’ and holds an important leadership role within the organization. It became clear, on Friday, however, that San Jose general manager, Doug Wilson and Thornton, who goes by nickname, Jumbo, are not on the same terms regarding his revoked ‘C.’ After some comments made...
Via isportsweb.com
March 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Thornton tells Sharks GM Doug Wilson to “Shut his mouth”

There might be no more fascinating—in a “can’t look away from a train wreck” kind of way—team than the San Jose Sharks right now. After years of building a hockey team the right way, of dominating possession and making the playoffs consistently, the lack of advancing to the Cup Final has taken its toll. This summer, Sharks General Manager Doug Wilson stripped Joe Thornton’s...
Via Puck Drunk Love
March 13, 2015  |  Discuss

Joe Thornton Relives Glory Days, Awesome Haircut With Bruins (Video)

A lot has changed in 17 years since Joe Thornton was drafted first overall by the Boston Bruins in 1997. That includes his hair. The San Jose Sharks center returned to TD Garden on a special night Tuesday, as NESN celebrated the 30th anniversary of its first year on air in 1984. To commemorate the occasion, Thornton caught up with NESN’s Tom Caron, who interviewed the forward for...
Via NESN.com
October 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Red Wings making calls about Joe Thornton

Could the Red Wings be contemplating adding Joe Thornton to the mix? It seems like that could be the case according to TSN  hockey insider Pierre Lebrun who says the Wings did in fact make a phone call to San Jose regarding the veteran forward. Joe Thornton has yet to tell the San Jose Sharks he wants to be moved somewhere. Right now, Thornton wants to stay in San Jose. Could...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

MacLean: Joe Thornton only wants to be traded to the Rangers

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, an all-star caliber player may be traded and he only wants to be traded to the Rangers. Okay, so we’ve been down this road once or twice. According to Doug MacLean, Joe Thornton only wants to be traded to the Rangers. Thornton is the proud new owner of a NMC and pretty much can pick his destination. Now that MacLean has put this information...
Via Save By Richter
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Thornton’s Brother: Sharks Captain Could Leave If Fan Support Diminishes

The San Jose Sharks’ season ended in bitter disappointment as they blew a 3-0 first-round playoff series lead to the rival Los Angeles Kings and lost in Game 7. As the top forward and captain of the Sharks for the last decade, much of the blame for the team’s inability to reach the Stanley Cup Final despite having extraordinarily talented teams has fallen on the shoulders of...
Via NESN.com
June 10, 2014  |  Discuss
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