Thornton Returns to Boston

Thornton set to face Bruins

Joe Thornton took some time to remember his time with the Boston Bruins on Monday, a day before his first game against his old team.
“I loved it here,” said Thornton, traded to San Jose on Nov. 30.
“I have a lot of great memories here and made a lot of friends and, really, this is where I grew up and I still come back. It’s a good place to grow up. I had a lot of fun as a kid and now I’m a man.”

When Esche is healthy, who’ll mind the net?

There was no question when the Flyers started this season that the starting goalie was Robert Esche. There is a definite question now.

Don’t kill Rangers about Sykora trade

The trade for an under-performing forward — apparently living somewhat on past glories — for a young prospect would surely raise some eyebrows among the team’s rejuvenated fan base. But, in this case, there is no need to fear.

Criticism not a problem for Kovalchuk

Ilya Kovalchuk never imagined that a simple point of the finger could create such a stir.
Or maybe he’s just being coy.
Clearly, the Atlanta Thrashers’ star doesn’t mind being the center of attention, whether it’s scoring more goals than anyone in the NHL or taunting Pittsburgh phenom Sidney Crosby.

Sakic, Thornton won’t wear 19 in honor of Yzerman

Team Canada captain Joe Sakic of the Avalanche will wear No. 91 instead of his usual 19 at the Torino Olympics as Hockey Canada honors Red Wings captain Steve Yzerman. Yzerman, who wears No. 19 in Detroit, withdrew his name from Olympic consideration in early December. Sharks center Joe Thornton also wears No. 19 in the NHL, but he’ll go with No. 97 in Turin, Hockey Canada announced Monday in releasing the Olympic team numbers.

No bedchecks by Hitchcock on road trip

Ken Hitchcock says he doesn’t worry about his players staying out late.
It’s not necessary to have bedchecks, he says, because he can tell at the morning practice if a player should happen to stay out a little too long.
“They know the times, I’m not going to run around and do bedchecks,” Hitchcock said before Monday night’s game against the Devils. “We can tell the next day whether a player has done whatever. We’re pretty smart guys.”

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20 Responses to Thornton Returns to Boston

  1. Kevin says:

    Art, did the Flyers play last night? If so, how did they do?

  2. doc emerick says:

    look who’s back on the bandwagon.

  3. Roy Rogers says:

    Go Whalers!!!

  4. Long Island Dancer says:

    9th place, not bad.

  5. Kevin says:

    That’s tied for 8th bitch!

  6. Art says:

    Judging by the score, I don’t believe the Flyers did play last night.

  7. Kevin says:

    They said there were a number of good fights in the stands last night including one guy wearing a T.O. jersey that took a swing at one of the security guards who then proceeded to get beaten to a bloody pulp.

  8. Bumba says:

    If only that was TO in that jersey.

  9. Kevin says:

    Yeah but if it was T.O. he probably would have been wearing a Devils jersey considering he was sporting a Cowboys jersey after the Dallas game.

  10. Dan McGillis says:

    You can’t blame the Flyers for looking past NJ. They have some real games against formidable opponents (DET, COL, CAR) comming up. The NJ and CHI games are classic “trap” games, i.e. games against weak opponents prior to games against good opponents. Hope you enjoyed your two and a half hours of fun last night Kevin. Us Flyer fans will enjoy the remainder of the season and the playoffs.

  11. Lou Lamorillo says:

    Hey Dan,
    I hope you enjoy the rest of your time in Albany riding the bus this season.
    P.S. Thanks for letting Elias get the game winner on you in Game 7 of the 2000 ECF. We owe you one!

  12. Eric Lindros says:

    That’s funny, I don’t remember that goal. It must have been the night I was knocked silly.

  13. Scott Stevens says:

    Sorry Eric. I now know how it feels, and I wish I could take it back. I will always love you big guy.

  14. Dan McGillis says:

    Albany is way nicer than Newark. And I get to play in front of bigger crowds in the AHL. And the buses are the nice kind with a bathroom in them and everything.
    P.S. Eric, call me!

  15. Brain Boucher says:

    All this talk about the 2000 season makes me sad because I use to have a bright future. Now I just get mistaken for the retard in “The Waterboy.”

  16. Dan McGillis says:

    Yeah, you do suck Brian.

  17. Bobby Clarke says:

    For the last time, I’m telling you, you DO NOT need a good goalie to win the Stanley Cup!

  18. bernie parent says:

    hey doc, great save! Dr. Pastone for hair plug surgery! Tell them Bernie sentchya.

  19. comic book guy says:

    best comments, ever.

  20. comic book guy says:

    best comments ever.

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