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“Joltin” Joe Thornton Responds

from Inside Bay Area,
The Sharks are home tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets. After practice Wednesday, the 6-foot-4, 223-pound Thornton talked about his impact since coming west. Q. What has been your biggest influence on the Sharks? A. Just a new face. I came in here and just started working hard. They were losing a lot of one-goal games and ... I don't know what I did. It's just a team effort. It's just not myself. Everyone has gotten better in the last month. I'm just helping out wherever I can. Q. What is your strongest asset as a hockey player? A. Probably my playmaking ability. I like to pass the puck. Q. What is more natural to you, scoring or passing? A. Probably passing. My idol was Wayne Gretzky. He was always a passer. That's not who I took my game after, but I always watched him.
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