Welcome to the Shawn Thornton Mancrush Boston MSM. There's some room in the back seat where the dog pooped.
Anyways, seems like everyone wants a piece of Shawn Thornton since he got concussed by John Two Left Feet Scott. Getting a concussion seems to be the best PR move Twos has ever done.
DJ Bean asked Thornton about some folks saying Chara or Lucic shouldn't fought Scott afterwards in response to Scott dropping Thornton. These folks are fucking dumbasses and she be dealt with accordingly. It was a fair and clean fight. The only shitty part was Scott getting a good hold on Thornton's chinstrap/earstrap but shit happens. Wasn't malicious or dirty. Part of the work hazards. Anyways, here's what Twos told DJ.
Thornton emphasized that he didn’t think there is anything for the B’s to avenge, as it was simply a fight that didn’t go in his favor. He especially stressed that he is against the idea of Chara fighting Scott as a result of it.
“I don’t even know where that [expletive] comes from,” Thornton said. “Listen, Zee’s our best player and arguably the best defenseman in the league. There’s no reason for him to have to fight my battles. I’ve done this for a long time and it’s on me.
“Listen, if I knocked him out I wasn’t expecting somebody to come grab me the next shift. It’s part of it. We’re both men and it happens.”
Patrice Purrgeron's pal Sean Leahy also caught up with Thornton this week. They talked about a variety of things, so be sure ot check out the whole Q&A, but here's some of our favorite bits:
In the aftermath of the Manti Te'o news, is there a guy on the Bruins that you wouldn't be surprised fell for a fake Internet girlfriend?
[Laughs] I think Tyler Seguin probably has a few hundred fake girlfriends on the Internet.
More after the jump, including some video...
CSNNE Mike Giardi is back on hockey duty. He also got a quick talk with the Patron Saint of Days of Y'Orr:
And Picard also had a story on the Thornton:
"I don't like when people try and take advantage of the situation," said Thornton after Thursday's optional Bruins skate at Ristuccia Arena. "It's part of their agenda. There's fighting in hockey. It's in the game. I think it's a necessary part of the game. I don't think it's going anywhere, so there's no point in really even dwelling on it.
"Plus, I'm a big boy. I know what I'm getting into."
One reporter tried to point out, that, while fighting might happen, it isn't a requirement.
"I beg to differ, in my role," said Thornton.
"It's part of the job," Thornton later added. "I wouldn't overreact."
What's the over/under it was KPD that said that?
And lastly, a great one liner via a tweet from Matt Kalman Clutch:
Thornton on KO by Scott:"Just happy it happened to a guy 6-8 instead of 5-8. I don’t look as bad.”— Matt Kalman (@TheBruinsBlog) February 7, 2013
Thornton is still an unknown for Saturday's game against the Lightning.