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Retired enforcer George Parros paved way for Panthers' Shawn Thornton

George Parros, a nine-year NHL veteran armed with an impeccable mustache and an affinity for the five-minute major, announced his retirement from the league last Friday. The 34-year-old enforcer never scored more than 10 points in a single season over nearly a decade in the NHL, but Parros became one of the league's most recognizable faces for both his willingness to drop the gloves...
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Shawn Thornton: Standing Ovation From Bruins Fans Was ‘Pretty Touching’

Shawn Thornton returned “home” on Tuesday, and it was a special night for the former Boston Bruins enforcer. Thornton played at TD Garden as a visitor for the first time as an opponent, as his Florida Panthers fell 2-1 to the Bruins in overtime. The outcome wasn’t what Thornton hoped for, but the night was still a memorable one. Thornton was honored with an in-game video tribute...
November 05, 2014  |  Discuss

WATCH: Bruins welcome Shawn Thornton back to Boston

Shawn Thornton might not wear the Black and Gold anymore, but Boston will always be home to No. 22. In his first game back at the TD Garden on Tuesday night since signing a two-year deal with the Florida Panthers over the summer, the fan favorite received a tribute and thunderous standing ovation from the Bruins faithful, who were thrilled to see the enforcer back in Beantown, during...
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton ‘Excited’ To Play Against Former Bruins Teammates

BOSTON — Shawn Thornton met the media Tuesday morning at TD Garden wearing a red Florida Panthers jacket and hat. It was a very different sight than what we’ve seen over the past seven years, and that’s how he described his return to Boston for the first time as a visiting player. “I’m excited. It’ll probably settle in a little more when I get here tonight,” Thornton...
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton’s Greatest Bruins Moments Include Hits, Goals And Fights

Shawn Thornton spent seven seasons with the Boston Bruins and will long be remembered for the exciting hits, goals and fights he took part in. Thornton will make his return to TD Garden on Tuesday night as a member of the Florida Panthers. It’s his first game as a visiting player in Boston, and he’s excited for what’s lies ahead. “It was great while I was here,” Thornton...
November 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton skates in Panthers gear at Bruins practice

Here’s a preview of what it will look like when Shawn Thornton officially takes the ice for the Florida Panthers this season. Thornton joined a handful of Bruins for a practice session, sporting his new uniform. These scenes are pretty common heading into camp as players participate in whichever practice is closest to them, but it’s still a bit odd seeing Thornton with his old...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

First pics of Shawn Thornton in Panthers gear are heartbreaking…

GOOD NEWS EVERYONE! Bruins hockey has informally started. Captain’s Practice is taking place today, and along with some of the Bruins on the ice is future Hall of Famer Hall Gill and DOY’s Patron Saint Shawn Thornton. Thornton was sporting his Florida Panthers gear, breaking our little blogger hearts. Thornton in his new colors. — Joe McDonald ...
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September 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Shawn Thornton suspended 15 games by NHL

You figured the NHL was going to make an example out of Shawn Thornton for what he did, and it appears the league will do just that. The Boston Bruins' forward will be suspended 15 games for his actions toward Pittsburgh Penguins defenseman Brooks Orpik. Thornton slew footed Orpik from behind in a scrum, and then punched him twice while he was down, knocking out Orpik on the second...
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December 14, 2013  |  Discuss

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