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One Of The Last Great Enforcers

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from Joe Haggerty of CSNNE,

Shawn Thornton isn’t going to see the end of enforcer era as an NHL player, but everybody knows it’s coming eventually.

The 36-year-old fourth line fighter will sign elsewhere for next season after GM Peter Chiarelli broke the news to him on Monday that the Bruins won’t be pursuing his services for the 2014-15 season. Thornton will be a great fit on a young, playoff team that’s in need of toughness, veteran leadership and a little bit of swaggering attitude to put them over the top.

Thornton brought attitude, swagger, work ethic, character, leadership and good humor into the Bruins dressing room over the last seven years, and that is still in demand because the right wing can still play. He was an individual that always opened his home to young players on their own for the first time, and befriended shy or introverted players to make life easier for them in the day-to-day world of the NHL.

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Comments

J.J. from Kansas's avatar

You can almost taste Haggerty’s tears through the screen.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 06/17/14 at 09:21 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

It would be interesting to see him in EDM.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 06/18/14 at 12:07 AM ET

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