Found October 03, 2011 on
Editor's Note: Over the course of the next five days leading into the start of the Bruins' defense of their first Stanley Cup championship in 39 years, Bruins beat writer Douglas Flynn will present a five-part series exploring the long road to the NHL for one of the club's most popular players, Shawn Thornton. First up is a look at Thornton's roots in Oshawa, Ontario, his early years on the ice and the support he received from his family in beginning his journey to hockey's ultimate prize. It's a description the opponents he chirps with on a nightly basis...
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