Kukla's Korner Hockey
by Paul on 05/06/06 at 10:59 PM ET
Stopping NHL scoring leader Joe Thornton is mission impossible, says San Jose Sharks coach Ron Wilson. "How do you stop a guy who has control of the puck? How do you take the puck from him legally, how do you pin him to the boards? The answer is you can't. You take penalties. You have to grab him, hook him or trip him." Wilson also sent a message to the referees to keep an eye on Edmonton winger Ryan Smyth. "A lot of times he hides behind the net or is sneaking in behind the goalie," said Wilson. "Probably more than any player in our league he interferes with goaltenders.more
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