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Shawn Thornton: Bruins ‘Did Me A Favor’ By Eliminating Tough Decision

Shawn Thornton thought he had a decision to make. Luckily for him, the Boston Bruins took that decision out of his hands, and the enforcer doesn’t sound like he has any hard feelings about the situation. The Bruins informed Thornton shortly after the season ended that they would not be-signing him, a decision that made Thornton an unrestricted free agent. Hours after free agency...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Bruins to Focus on Team Toughness

#490588433 / gettyimages.comWith the loss of tough guy Shawn Thornton, the Boston Bruins are going to focus more on team toughness. Joe Haggerty , CSNNE.COM – “I believe [the team toughness] is already there, I do. We have a couple of candidates that played in Providence that surely could fit in if we need them. But I really think it’s already there, I do,” said Chiarelli...
Via Goon's World
10 days ago  |  Discuss

B's toughness doesn't require an enforcer to fill Thornton hole

Not too long ago, we saw Shawn Thornton walk away from the Bruins. Whether you liked it or not, it happened, so it's time to adjust. With Thorty gone, the Bruins have yet another hole to fill: the enforcer...right?Well, maybe not. They say the enforcer is a dying breed in hockey, and it appears the Bruins may head into the season without one.Now that's not to say the Bruins...
Via BruinsLife
11 days ago  |  Discuss

Farewell Thorty: Shawn Thornton signs with Panthers

One of my personal favorite Shawn Thornton moments ( already knew that Shawn Thornton would not be wearing the Spoked-B next season, but we now know which sweater he will be wearing. And it is the sweater of the Florida Panthers. The Panthers announced today that the veteran enforcer had agreed to a 2-year, $2.4 million contract with the team. It sucks to see him leave...
Via BruinsLife
24 days ago  |  Discuss

The Best Boston Bruins Tattoo Of All Time “Honors” Shawn Thornton

  A lot of people would say that getting this tattoo was a horrible mistake. After all, this is a tattoo of a water bottle spraying the Canadiens logo with a helmet on. Aside from the french manicure on the squirter’s hands, the fact that a Bruins fan now has to live with a permanent Habs logo on his body and Shawn Thornton recently being cut from the Bruins, I’m actually not...
Via The Awesome Boston
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bruins fan shows off huge Shawn Thornton water squirt tat

Shawn Thornton has played his last game as a member of the Boston Bruins, but his memory will endure on the forearm of one diehard B’s fan. Said fan is the owner of a brand-new tattoo, designed by Charlie Robbins of Sacred Addition Tattoo in Bridgewater, Mass., that depicts the water-squirting incident involving Thornton and Montreal Canadiens defenseman P.K. Subban that took...
June 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ten Most Memorable Moments In Shawn Thornton’s Tenure With Bruins (Videos)

The Boston Bruins announced Monday that they won’t be bringing back enforcer Shawn Thornton next season. Thornton spent seven seasons with the B’s and was an integral part of the team’s Stanley Cup run in 2011. During those seven years, Thornton scored 30 goals and added 34 assists, but he made his biggest mark in the physicality department, logging 590 penalty minutes....
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton: I Was ‘Very Lucky’ To Be Part Of Bruins

Shawn Thornton and the Boston Bruins parted ways Monday when general manager Peter Chiarelli announced the team decided not to re-sign the 36-year-old free agent. Thornton will be able to sign with any team when free agency begins July 1. The veteran winger was a fan favorite in Boston and shared his thoughts on being a Bruin to D.J. Bean of “I was very lucky and very...
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter Chiarelli Announces Bruins Will Not Re-Sign Shawn Thornton

Shawn Thornton’s seven-year tenure with the Boston Bruins has come to an end. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Monday on BostonBruinsTV that the team has decided not to re-sign the veteran winger, who became a free agent at the end of this past season. “I told him that he was one of the most significant acquisitions we made,” Chiarelli said, “one, for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking News: GM Peter Chiarelli confirms B's will not re-sign Shawn Thornton

General manager Peter Chiarelli announced Monday afternoon that the Bruins will not re-sign winger Shawn Thornton, leaving the 36-year-old enforcer to search for a new home when free agency begins in a few weeks on July 1.Time's up: Shawn Thornton will not return to the Bruins next season (via to BostonBruinsTV, Chiarelli had much to say about the...
Via BruinsLife
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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