Being a Bruins fan, I WOULD vote against a Bruin if he lost a fight.
But Thornton dominated Rivet (the ex-Canadien); having watched the game, not sure what lead to this, but predicted Buffalo would have to come out in the 2nd period banging ... which they did.
Win for Thornton, good showing by Rivet.
And you guys ready to bash Chara for not dropping against Gaustad ... remember McQuaid challenged Gaustad near the end of the game ... and Gaistad cried to the officials that "McQuaid dropped his gloves". Chara had a splint on his finger as was looking at a match penalty had he fought Gaustad at the time ... although it would have been nice to see Z take the splint off and pound the crap out of Gaustad!
I'm a sabres homer but giving the fight to thornton. I'm glad that buffalo has a captain now that wont back down and actually has a spine. similar to getzlaf, iginla, thornton etc. not a natural fighter but when the team needs him he's there. that is what hockey is truely about. good tilt
Shawn Thornton won this fight. Plain and simple. This is not a popularity contest so why can't people (ie brokenleg/mcb) just be legit with their votes, otherwise this site is pointless. Oh by the way brokenleg/mcb you are a douche.