Found October 10, 2013 on
Everyone is all like " Oh I can't believe Joe Thornton said that..." and they don't link to anything.
Here is what he said via Deadspin:
Hearing a question to Marleau about Hertl and whether he was showboating, Thornton said: “Shut up, have you ever played the game?”
When the press turned his way, he then added: “I’d have my **** out if I scored four goals. I’d have my **** out, stroking it.”
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After San Jose Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl scored four goals against the New York Rangers, he drew some criticism for the move he pulled on the fourth goal. Sharks captain Joe Thornton came to his defense and his comments were utterly hysterical.
Hearing a question to Marleau about Hertl and whether he was showboating, Thornton said: “Shut up, have you ever played the game?”...
Keivn Allen of USA TODAY and the president of the Professional Hockey Writers Association, along with Scott Morrison, joined Sportsnet's Hockey Central Show yesterday to discuss the reporting aspect of the 'Joe Thornton quote'.
Mark Spector of Sportsnet with his views on the same subject.
There have been a variety of different reactions this week to San Jose Sharks rookie Tomas Hertl’s breakout performance against the New York Rangers. On one end of the spectrum, you have people like Washington Capitals coach Adam Oates who think Hertl was showboating and is lucky he didn’t get laid out for it. At […]