All this talk about either Paille or Seguin, most likely Seguin, being the healthy scratch in the Playoffs.
When the playoffs start, I think Thornton should be the healthy scratch. People can yap about Thornton's 8 goals all they want, his career year doesnt change the fact that he is the worst hockey player on the team. Assuming this lineup stays healthy, the fourth line should be Paille-Campbell-Seguin.
Even the goonest of teams shy away from fighting come playoff time. Seguin, even as a rookie, would be a better asset to have on the ice than thornton. Paille kills penalties, unlike Thornton.
This is about icing the best possible team come april. I dont know how thornton would help the team more than Seguin/Paille would