Re: Thornton & Marleau get extensions
posted at 1/25/2014 10:03 PM EST
In response to kelvana33's comment:
In response to Not-A-Shot's comment:
In response to bostonfan191646's comment:
so are a lot of players that have been part of championship teams. if he got 9 million, it would be a team built around a soft player, at this deal, it's just fine.
When was the last time a soft Captain and a soft #2 won the Cup?
I have a hard time associating the word soft when I think of Joe Thornton. I know exactly what you mean, but for me, I don't know. Hard to explain. I remember him going after Tinordi his rookie year, coming out of the box and manhandling Kelly Buchberger, going after Lyle Odelein, epic fight with Ken Daneyko etc...But it's that 6 foot plus 200 something pound frame with his butt on the sideboards..To look at him he looks like he should run over people, be a bull in a china shop type player but he has those soft (theres that word) hands.
I'm not sure if you know what I mean, perhaps I'm biased, really enjoyed watching him when he was here, still watch/follow him to this day.
Me either... Guy has always gotten a bad rap of not being able to take his team all the way...the guy is an outstanding point producer , has amazing hands for a big man... I still recall him dropping them with Getzlaff off the opening face off in a playoff game... That's not soft... That's a guy who cares....