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Shawn Thornton On A Few Topics

from Steve Conroy of the Boston Herald,

... Thornton took some time to weigh in on a few subjects.

One of them was the Bruins story of the summer, Dougie Hamilton’s trade to the Calgary Flames, a move that was seemingly what the young defenseman wanted.

“I don’t care, to be completely honest. He’s not my teammate. He wasn’t last year and he isn’t next year,” said Thornton. “Listen, I’m a little surprised. I love Boston and for someone to want to get out of it, I don’t get it, especially in the first few years (of his career). But it’s his world. He had decisions to make and that’s the one he made. Hopefully he’s happy in Calgary.”...

Thornton is 38 and is heading into the last year of his deal with Florida. Is this his last NHL season?

“I’m OK either way,” he said. “I’m going into my 19th year. I’m happy with what’s happened in my career and I’m OK if I have to shut ‘er down,” he said. “If I have a tough year and that’s it, then so be it. But if I happen to have a good year, things work out and somebody wants to give me a paycheck for another year, I’m more than happy. I mean, I love competing, I love the game, I love staying in shape, I love being around the guys. I’ve said it before, I’ll play till they rip the skates off me. If that happens to be (next) summer, then it is. If it’s the summer after, then even better.”

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