posted at 11/10/2010 10:02 PM EST
Maybe not the best fighter in the league but pound for pound as tough as they come. Standing tall with the likes of the Boogie Man and Eric G. Not the best of skills but gives 100% all the time and has a skillful side here and there -- even creative at times. Important and timely goal vs Pens tonight.
Nice to see Wheeler breaking up some Pens offensive chances -- His goal was timely as well (thanks to Recchi).
posted at 11/10/2010 10:04 PM EST
Yeah and wth is he thinking, scoring a goal tonight.. what an effort he made in this game.
posted at 11/10/2010 10:08 PM EST
The entire fourth line deserves credit. They have been on fire lately. Marchand and Thornton both had nice snipes tonight. Incredible.
At the start of the season I was critical of Thornton getting a raise this year. He's definitely deserved it thus far. Hopefully he keeps it up.
posted at 11/10/2010 10:18 PM EST
...Is a snipa and put Malkin on his face and held his own against Godard!
posted at 11/10/2010 10:41 PM EST
GWG and voted first star of the game on the road. Great night for Thornton. As Mike Milbury said on the post game, Thornton has as many goals as Kovalchuk this season.
posted at 11/10/2010 10:45 PM EST
Thorton has 3 goals. Thats not too shabby. The stupid Pitt announcers acted like he has never scored a goal.
Great win. 4th line is as solid as a 4th line should be.
posted at 11/10/2010 10:46 PM EST
Thorton is NOT a super-heavyweight, nor is he HUGE, nor is he a goal-scorer. HOWEVER, at times he looks like all 3 of those, and when he scores, its never a garbage goal, its always an awesome wrist shot or backhand. I REALLY like his game overall. For a 4th liner, he shows how and why he was part of that cup winning Ducks team. He really is a valuable player.
posted at 11/11/2010 12:35 AM EST
thornton has 3 goals, boogard about 3 shifts. i like our guy.
posted at 11/11/2010 8:53 AM EST
Its a 300% Improvement from last season allready! Gotta think having Marchand/Campbell is really helping his game. They all complement each other but Marchand looks really good all of a sudden. See him push malkin off the puck take it turn around dangle a defenseman in the penguins zone? Thats what im talkin bout.
posted at 11/11/2010 9:55 PM EST
In Response to Re: Thornton
[QUOTE]GWG and voted first star of the game on the road. Great night for Thornton. As Mike Milbury said on the post game, Thornton has as many goals as Kovalchuk this season.
Posted by Mutant211[/QUOTE]
Speaking of Kovalchuk -- for those who missed his shootout attempt last night. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i6NuT41Wu7A
Most of my Devil fan collegues here in Jersey called in sick today after the 100 million dollar man pulled this one off.