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Shawn Thornton, Foundation Donate $50,000 To Jimmy Fund (Video)

Former Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton might not be suiting up with the Black and Gold this season, but Beantown is still near and dear to his heart. The veteran joined WEEI radio at the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Wednesday, and unsurprisingly, he found another way to endear himself to the city. Thornton and his foundation gave a wonderful parting gift to Boston...
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Boston Bruins Teammates Reflect On Shawn Thornton’s Departure (Video)

Shawn Thornton was a great teammate on the Boston Bruins, but with enforcers in hockey becoming less necessary, the Bruins ultimately decided not to re-sign him after the 2013-14 season. Thornton didn’t have trouble finding a new home with the Florida Panthers, but he has plenty of now former teammates who will miss his presence after he spent seven seasons on the TD Garden ice...
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Former B's teammates lament Thornton's exit

It could be easy for some with agendas to discount what Bruins right wing Shawn Thornton contributed on the ice over the last seven years. After all he was a fourth line enforcer that only scored double digit goals once in his career in Boston, and wasn’t expected to play much more than six minutes a game, if that, once the Stanley Cup playoffs rolled around. The anti-fighting...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

It Just Wasn’t Boston’s Year

from Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald, Long summers are not what a hockey player wants. It means that he fell far short of every player’s goal of winning the Stanley Cup. But goalie Tuukka Rask, speaking at Shawn Thornton’s charity golf tournament on Monday, is taking the long sabbatical for what it’s worth. “It’s been a little different,” Rask said of the...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton Holds Annual Charity Event With Former Bruins Teammates (Video)

Shawn Thornton has a new address and will be playing with the Florida Panthers this fall, but Boston still remains close to him. The enforcer held his annual Putts and Punches for Parkinson’s charity golf event in his old town and former teammates came to support his cause. In what was a sendoff for the former Bruin, who will head south to start his new life as a Panther next week...
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton Excited To Be Playing For The Florida Panthers

from Alain Poupart at,  Shawn Thornton first got to know Dale Tallon more than a decade ago. Now that the two have been reunited with the Florida Panthers, the veteran forward knows exactly what his new general manager expects from him. "At this point, I know my role and the job fairly well," Thornton told South Florida media members Thursday. "...
Via Kukla's Korner
20 days ago  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton: Bruins ‘Did Me A Favor’ By Eliminating Tough Decision

Shawn Thornton thought he had a decision to make. Luckily for him, the Boston Bruins took that decision out of his hands, and the enforcer doesn’t sound like he has any hard feelings about the situation. The Bruins informed Thornton shortly after the season ended that they would not be-signing him, a decision that made Thornton an unrestricted free agent. Hours after free agency...
July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

B's toughness doesn't require an enforcer to fill Thornton hole

Not too long ago, we saw Shawn Thornton walk away from the Bruins. Whether you liked it or not, it happened, so it's time to adjust. With Thorty gone, the Bruins have yet another hole to fill: the enforcer...right?Well, maybe not. They say the enforcer is a dying breed in hockey, and it appears the Bruins may head into the season without one.Now that's not to say the Bruins...
Via BruinsLife
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

The Best Boston Bruins Tattoo Of All Time “Honors” Shawn Thornton

  A lot of people would say that getting this tattoo was a horrible mistake. After all, this is a tattoo of a water bottle spraying the Canadiens logo with a helmet on. Aside from the french manicure on the squirter’s hands, the fact that a Bruins fan now has to live with a permanent Habs logo on his body and Shawn Thornton recently being cut from the Bruins, I’m actually not...
Via The Awesome Boston
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Peter Chiarelli Announces Bruins Will Not Re-Sign Shawn Thornton

Shawn Thornton’s seven-year tenure with the Boston Bruins has come to an end. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli announced Monday on BostonBruinsTV that the team has decided not to re-sign the veteran winger, who became a free agent at the end of this past season. “I told him that he was one of the most significant acquisitions we made,” Chiarelli said, “one, for...
Via Pro Sports Daily
June 16, 2014  |  Discuss
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