Re: Time to sit Thornton
posted at 4/6/2013 10:33 AM EDT
In response to Crowls2424's comment:
Feel like I am pretty clear. Easy for you to bash ST. Not easy for you to bash CJ or PC.
As bad as you think ST is, you must think CJ is a moron for putting him in the line-up and in the situations that he puts him in? Also, must think PC is fairly incompetent for signing him to a 2-year extension @ $1.1M per year? Or, maybe you have some faith in those two that they know what they have in the player.
How much of a choice has Julien had this year? He doesn't make roster moves. Chiarelli does. Julien's choices have been Thornton or MacDermid for most of the year.
This goes beyond Boston, however, Crowls. Thornton is the local example. I despise the entire culture of the skating clown. I have been very clear on this. I love angry hockey fights. I hate skating clown code attaboygoodfight interruptions.
Julien? I hate the 4th line out after a goal. I hate him crying in the press about embellishment. I hate young stars getting 17 minutes.
As for Chiarelli, yes, I think that the Thornton contract is a bad one. I also think the Hamill draft pick, the Caron draft pick, the Corvo signing, last year's deadline bonerfest and a few other actions have been awful. He's also made some great moves.
Overall, this is all my personal preference. I dislike games being interrupted by an unrelated fight. I didn't start this thread. Someone else did. I'm just commenting on it. Yes, my feelings on Thornton and the rest of the skating clowns are clear.