Originally Posted by Broons66
Damn folks! Thorny fights whoever,whenever! Regardless of a weightclass! Fvckin dude boxes,trains in South Boston,he aint no joke! Thorny wears work boots,a hard working,blue collar,fan favorite! Sorry,i probably sound like Grapes,ive seen O'Reilly,Jonathan,Wensink,Miller,Byers...just sayin'
Save your breath...you'll never convince them. Thorton was the heart and soul of the B's playoff last year. There was not a better 4th line player in the league...I would go so far as to say there were very few third line players that I would have picked over him.
As far as the folks who say his best days are behind him...that's based on what? The man has fought anyone and everyone who has challenged him or his teammates. He doesn't take dumb penalties, he can play both ends of the ice. Someone please tell me how you come to the conclusion that this guy is on the decline.
As far as this "weight class" bs is concerned...I guess his fight with Boogaard last year shouldn't have happened. Boogaard was picking on a guy out of his weight class.