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Thrashers forward Eric Boulton has never been a clean player. Several times in his career, he has delivered cheap shots, and his knee-to-knee hit on the Lightning’s Nate Thompson last week was flat-out dirty. Boulton defended himself, saying the hit was not intentional. That’s fine, he has that right. But he also said, “Who’s Nate Thompson?’‘

This, coming from a guy with 25 goals in 508 career NHL games. The only reason anyone knows his name is because it comes up every so often after one of his dirty hits. It would have been a bush-league thing to say even if a star such as Sidney Crosby or Alex Ovechkin had said that. But Boulton? Who’s Eric Boulton?

-Tom Jones of the St. Petersburg Times.

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Alan's avatar

So that’s where the Lightning get their tendency to be so whiny. Some in their media (not all, mind you, but some) seem to exhibit some of the same characteristics.

Posted by Alan from Atlanta on 12/20/10 at 01:51 PM ET


What a load of horse manure about Bolton. He may be a goon but has never been classified a cheap shot artist. Maybe if Tampa Bay didn’t flop around on every call as if they had been shot they would get a few more calls.

Posted by Bluto on 12/20/10 at 06:20 PM ET

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