Stuart was gassed at the end of a long shift. I think Thornton did take it a little easy, realizing Stuart was gassed, and it's one of his good buddies....Stuart will always have respect in Boston- we still like the Caveman a ton up here.
And Club34- BRILLIANT.
Interesting one here. I think Thornton had felt he has had a rough couple games and was frustrated. Stick to the neck in Cashmucks game, Weiss pussin' out, phantom head shot call in this game, etc... I think when Stuey took him down, he didn't care who it was for a moment, someone was getting punched. Lol. Win Thorny
This is the type of B's team I've been waiting for since I was kid in 87-90 when we had Neely, Miller, Byers, Plett, etc... It's nice to keep rolling along with wins and play a tough brand of hockey as well. Thank God the B's won the Cup this past season, now they can just breathe and play their brand of hockey and let this one come to them this year! Go Big Bad Bruins! ....and before any haters start, I respect your teams too! There are some good, tough teams out there this year that are respectable: Rangers, Blackhawks, etc... I have to exclude the two most whiny, bunch of Sally's ever assembled though: Canucks and Canadiens. lol. I expect some anger here ;)
All Thornton. Kudos to a hockey tough Stuart......good friends, but hockey players first. Could have got ugly for Stuart. Thorntons class shows in so many ways. Time for him to get another one or two year deal.
Thornton did a good job of tying up Stuart's right and if you can't punch with your off hand in that situation you're pretty much done. It looked like Thornton held back a bit because this could have been a lot worse for Stuart.