• Bruins will not re-sign forward Shawn Thornton

    Summary of 6 articles · Updated Jun 17, 2014
    That said, it’s a very big deal that the Bruins are moving on from Thornton. Bruins general manager Peter Chiarelli said Monday he told free-agent forward Shawn Thornton the team would not be bringing him back for an eighth season in Boston. "Today I met with Shawn. But such is the relationship between Shawn Thornton, who’ll drag his knuckles to another city this summer, and the Boston Bruins. Gritty fourth-line forward Shawn Thornton, a member of the Boston Bruins' 2011 Stanley Cup championship team, will not be re-signed this offseason, general manager Peter Chiarelli said Monday. But it’s probably no coincidence that this decision by the Bruins to move on from Thornton happened in the same season that his moral code was demolished in that attack on Brooks Orpik. “It was good in the sense that we talked about the time that Shawn has spent here – seven years,” said Chiarelli. He's beloved because he fights, first and foremost, and he's occasionally a funny if overly moralizing quote, and as anyone who covers the team regularly will swear up and down at the slightest provocation is “good in the room.”
    • Shawn Thornton and the fortunate death of enforcer role (Trending Topics Extra)

      (Ed. Note: Ryan Lambert had much to say about Shawn Thornton’s departure from the Boston Bruins, and we weren’t going to make him wait until Friday to say it. Enjoy this Trending Topics extra.) Tears flooded the streets of Boston yesterday when the Brui…
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