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... Joe Thornton doesn’t like Swedes…



More evidence below… ha.

I think Thornton went after every Swede player on the ice.

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Oilers Rock's avatar

dont think there is a more unclassy star player in the league than joe thornton

Posted by Oilers Rock from Edmonton, Alberta on 12/29/11 at 05:12 AM ET

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+19

He’s about as dirty and classless a star as there is in the NHL.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 12/29/11 at 06:28 AM ET

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Call him for unsportsmanlike, have some balls ref

Posted by Nick on 12/29/11 at 06:52 AM ET

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he’ll get his, no doubt about it

Posted by callmedrw on 12/29/11 at 10:03 AM ET

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I dont get how anyone can like this guy… Such a loser
its this kinda stuff tha makes me want to see the sharks lose every year even more than I want to see the Wings win it all

Posted by Zqto from Brazil on 12/29/11 at 10:20 AM ET

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Joe Thornton is a giant coward. The only time I ever see him play “Big” is against teams with no tough guys.
When he plays the Wings or Canucks, he plays like a prime Lindros. But the minute he plays against a team that has a handful of knuckle-chuckers, he turns into Jimmy Carson.

What a putz.

Posted by Hank1974 on 12/29/11 at 10:24 AM ET

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He was just trying to wipe something off his face.

Posted by bsalamon on 12/29/11 at 11:30 AM ET

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Doesn’t deserve that “C” on his jersey.

Posted by HockeyFanOhio from Central Ohio on 12/29/11 at 11:54 AM ET

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dont think there is a more unclassy star player in the league than joe thornton

Posted by Oilers Rock from Edmonton, Alberta on 12/29/11 at 02:12 AM ET

+19 to this and every other similar comment.

Posted by MsRedWinger from Flori-duh on 12/29/11 at 12:30 PM ET

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holmstrom totaly baited joe there… holmstrom is a diving bitch.

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 12/29/11 at 12:33 PM ET

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I absolutely detest Thornton.  He is a bush league oaf, at best.  When the tough get going, Thornton is nowhere to be found.  A perfect player for a classless organization.  Hmm, he has only played for classless teams, has he not?

Posted by DocF from Now: Lynn Haven, FL; was Reidsville, NC on 12/29/11 at 12:37 PM ET

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holmstrom totaly baited joe there… holmstrom is a diving bitch.

Thornton will bite everytime if it’s a player he knows he can beat-up.
That’s why players like Homer can draw penalties from him at will.

The minute Thornton confronts someone who could beat him down (which is 95% of the league) he folds like a lawn-chair.

Posted by Hank1974 on 12/29/11 at 12:42 PM ET

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Not sure I’ve even seen a more childish move than what he was doing to whichever Sedin that was.  The fact that he clearly hates Swedes also makes him a racist douchebag in addition to being a gutless coward.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 12/29/11 at 01:12 PM ET

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Not sure I’ve even seen a more childish move than what he was doing to whichever Sedin that was.  The fact that he clearly hates Swedes also makes him a racist douchebag in addition to being a gutless coward.

I honestly don’t believe he dislikes Swedes. I think you see him pick on them more simply because he feels they’re non-threatening and he can actually take them in a fight.
If Henrik Sedin could fight like Wendel Clark, trust me, Thornton’s not pulling these shenanigans.

Posted by Hank1974 on 12/29/11 at 01:16 PM ET

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Yeah I was mostly kidding about him being an actual racist.  But totally not kidding about being a douchebag.

Posted by SolidTG7 on 12/29/11 at 01:27 PM ET

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Thornton is a clown and along with Marleau the key reasons the Sharks will not win the Stanley Cup. That being said, the Sedins have to learn to stand up for themselves, this is a direct result of not responding when you get punched in the face five times in the Finals. Grow a set!

Posted by timbits on 12/29/11 at 02:13 PM ET

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Joe Thornton is a punk bitch, but I’m just about positive he’d crush a Sedin in a fight.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 12/29/11 at 02:23 PM ET

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Hello, I’m new here and I agree with others…Thornton is a douche and Holmstrom is a diving bitch.

Posted by starsfan26 on 12/29/11 at 03:46 PM ET

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They’re both D-bags playing for D-bag teams.  Diving, crying, whining, hair-pulling. and now finger-poking.  I don’t care if even Columbus wins the cup as long as both San Jose and Vancouver choke along the way.

Posted by sean_o_sean on 12/29/11 at 04:22 PM ET

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The swipe he took at Zetterberg on the faceoff was pretty bad too.  His wife must’ve cut him off or something. 

The Wings should put Ericsson in training with Brad May for EXACTLY this reason.

Posted by BobaFett from Las Vegas on 12/29/11 at 04:40 PM ET

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Thornton is a clown and along with Marleau the key reasons the Sharks will not win the Stanley Cup. That being said, the Sedins have to learn to stand up for themselves, this is a direct result of not responding when you get punched in the face five times in the Finals. Grow a set!


Might be the dumbest thing you have said here bud.

What is he supposed to do in front of the ref. drop the gloves?  Like sean o sean above, if you come to a discussion and just use it as an excuse to be a hater, you miss the point entirely, and show yourself to just be, thats right…dumb.

One team played with class last night, and one didn’t.  That would be the one that has a douchecanoe for a captain , in teal, for you haters.

How about big tough Jamie McGinn snapping his head and grabbing his face when the stick was about a foot or more away from contact?

I suppose for the haters that is just gamesmanship, right?

Posted by vancitydan on 12/29/11 at 05:33 PM ET

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I don’t think he’s doing that just because the other guy isn’t Canadian or North American; he does it to everyone he thinks won’t retaliate.  He’s a Sean Avery…albeit a very large Sean Avery who can score.  JMO…

He did it to Lidstrom and Datsyuk and those two guys didn’t need to fight because they’ll just turn around and find an open man in a breakaway chance at the Farts’ net.

If he were in a Wings sweater, I’d be laughing my ass off because I’ve seen LaPointe, Dino, and Vladdie get under other people’s skins to great effect.

Posted by SYF from the team that re-signed KFQ and DFC by KFH on 12/29/11 at 05:48 PM ET

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Born loser. Period.

Posted by godblender on 12/29/11 at 06:22 PM ET

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“One team played with class last night…”,

The Hawks were playing tonight?

“...and one didn’t”  Two actually, Vancouver AND San Jose.  Neither has anything remotely close to “class”

Posted by sean_o_sean on 12/30/11 at 03:48 AM ET

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It’s good to see that despite getting bounced from the playoffs in consecutive seasons the Red Wings crowd isn’t at all bitter.

Posted by RoneFace on 12/30/11 at 06:07 AM ET

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