Petteri Nokelainen brought an official document for Shawn Thornton to look at. After a glance, Thornton determined that it was a follow-up notice for a speeding ticket. “You better pay that, bud, or you’re going to jail,” deadpanned Thornton.
Other than putting me on the power play, like I always say? No.– Shawn Thornton, on if he thinks the Bruins should’ve done something differently in Game 7
Shawn Thornton: I don't know if [Tomas Vokoun] needed to be carried off on a stretcher.
Toucher & Rich: His face was bleeding.
Shawn: Everyone's face is bleeding at some point during the year. Imagine if I got carried off every time I was bleeding.
I lit Timmy [Thomas] up today. It’s pretty embarrassing, I don’t...– Shawn Thornton
I’m kind of out of the hockey mode now. I haven’t watched a game or anything...– Shawn Thornton
Media: Did you go back and watch game 7?
Shawn Thornton: No. I will not watch hockey until next year.
Media: At all?
Media: Not even the Stanley Cup?
Shawn: Not a game. That's how I do it, I guess.
There isn’t any feeling sorry for ourselves. We battle together, and we...– Shawn Thornton
Like my buddy once said, ‘Pressure is five kids, no job.’ This is just fun. Game...– Shawn Thornton
I think he’s got a couple of personalities, yeah. I call him Tango...– Shawn Thornton, on Mark Stuart
Every man-cave in Canada has that picture [of flying Bobby Orr] hanging on the...– Shawn Thornton
I don’t really have a response, to tell you the truth. I don’t look...– Shawn Thornton, on Philly saying the pressure is all on Boston
Stuey is almost OCD when it comes to his conditioning. The angriest I’ve...– Shawn Thornton, on Mark Stuart coming back from injury
Shawn Thornton offered a puzzled look when asked if he knew who invented the website http://shawnthorntonsays.tumblr.com/ The Bruins winger was amused to learn of such a site, but also flabbergasted. “Gotta be somebody in here. Obviously, there’s some people with a lot of time on their hands.”
My Christmas card probably did not make it to his front door.– Shawn Thornton, on his ongoing feud with Dustin Byfuglien
We gotta figure out a way to score. We gotta start bearing down a little more in...– Shawn Thornton
It’s tough to keep a guy’s fingers out of [Savard’s] mouth, so...– Shawn Thornton, on whether he could have done something to prevent the alleged “biting” incident
I had to text [Seidenberg] an apology, I’d been calling him a big vagina...– Shawn Thornton, on finding out that Seidenberg’s injury was season-ending
Thornton showed his veteran savvy when he refused to comment on the lack of penalty time to Carcillo, perhaps hoping some of his own future indiscretions might get overlooked as well by referees Bill McCreary and Chris Lee. “I’m not going to bad-mouth the refs,” said Thornton with a smile. “I like Billy. And Chris, too.”
If I get 10 minutes of power-play time tonight, you can expect me to get four...– Shawn Thornton
My opinion is maybe if they’d just put me on the point on the power play,...– Shawn Thornton
STICKHANDLING?! You got the wrong guy, buddy.– Shawn Thornton