Sharks center "Jumbo" Joe Thornton has never been considered one of the NHL’s Bravehearts. A player his size should dominant play night after night . . . yet he plays a fairly passive game in most games
So this salvo at the Rangers after a 5-2 San Jose loss at New York seemed a bit out of place: “They were probably the softest team we played on the trip. We should have had these two points.”
As you would expect, Rangers coach John Tortorella was taken aback by that insult. His response: “It surprised me, and I've never heard a player say that. Joe's a heck of a player, but here's a player popping off about our team, and Joe hasn't won a god d--- thing in this league. He could go down as a player, being one of the better players in our league never to win anything. So what he should do is just shut up. It was uncalled for, it was classless, and I've never had it happen like that before.”
Too bad these teams don’t see more of each other, eh?