NHL enforcer Shawn Thornton : UFC fighters "best athletes in the world"
Fan favorite Boston Bruins' enforcer Shawn Thornton explains why the NHL and UFC have the toughest athletes in the world and answers the age-old question, could he beat a UFC fighter one-on-one?
A perennial rebuilder, Derek MacKenzie excited for chance to help turn around Panthers
Motivated by wins and losses rather than personal glory and accolades, the play of MacKenzie and his linemates, Shawn Thornton and Tomas Kopecky, has been integral to this sudden turnaround. "I think we've talked about that as a line
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well as teammates Erik Gudbranson, Scottie Upshall, Nick Bjugstad, Brian Campbell, Aaron Ekblad, Jussi Jokinen, Shawn Thornton and Sean Bergenheim. Sound from Panthers General Manager Dale Tallon, as well as 26-year Army veteran JB Spisso
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the best player out there." WORTH NOTING -- Out since Monday with an an undisclosed lower-body injury, forward Shawn Thornton returned to practice on Thursday. Gallant says the veteran enforcer is still considered day-to-day, although
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14. During the offseason, the Bruins lost Jarome Iginla -- their leading goal-scorer from last season -- and Shawn Thornton , and last week defenseman Johnny Boychuk was traded to the New York Islanders. The Flyers are in their 40th season
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have grown this offseason. Two of the East's top teams suffered significant losses. Boston lost Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton while the Rangers lost Brad Richards, Benoit Pouliot, Brian Boyle, Derek Dorsett, and Anton Stralman. More important
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310-165-65); 12th overall in NHL. ADDED: F Simon Gagne, G Niklas Svedberg. LOST: F Jarome Iginla, F Shawn Thornton , G Chad Johnson. PLAYER TO WATCH: Defenseman Zdeno Chara is 37, and it's not clear how long his 6-foot-9
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56-76-4. ADDED: C Jussi Jokinen, C Dave Bolland, D Willie Mitchell, G Al Montoya, C Derek MacKenzie, LW Shawn Thornton . LOST: D Tom Gilbert, C Scott Gomez, C Marcel Goc, D Ed Jovanovski, G Tim Thomas, G Scott Clemmensen, G Jacob
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Shawn Thornton reacts after Boston's victory over Phoenix.
Glut of veterans have Panthers looking for big things this season
to show them how to win," Tallon said. "We have six Stanley Cup champions if you count (Willie) Mitchell, ( Shawn ) Thornton , and Dave (Bolland). It's going to change the attitude of our locker room, even for the veterans here that