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Boston newspaper sees things differently from Vancouver newspaper

Jan 8, 2012, 1:56 PM EDT

This isn’t news per se, but remember this incident from yesterday’s Bruins-Canucks game?

Yeah, apparently a Boston newspaper saw it slightly differently from a Vancouver newspaper.

First, the description from the Boston Herald:

Right off the bat, the teams let the refs know they wouldn’t have an easy afternoon. Some stickwork on a line change — capped by an Alex Burrows stick blade to Shawn Thornton’s throat — led to a gaggle of Canucks jumping Thornton near the Vancouver bench.

Now, the Vancouver Province explains what happened:

For the first five minutes, the visitors played the Harlem Globetrotters to the Bruins’ Washington Generals, generating a handful of prime scoring chances on Tim Thomas before the predictable occurred. Shawn Thornton started a line brawl.

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  1. yettyskills - Jan 8, 2012 at 2:14 PM

    Brad Marchand is going to end up like Steve Moore his he keeps it up.

  2. numbcracker2109 - Jan 8, 2012 at 2:19 PM

    What, is that a threat? Id relax. Marchand isn’t tall enough to have his head driven into the ice.

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 8, 2012 at 2:22 PM

    Shawn Thronton started a line brawl by getting a stick in the throat and then getting jumped by half the Canucks team for it. Totally his fault eh? Alrighty then…..

    No wonder nobody likes the Canucks.

    • joshuakorr - Jan 8, 2012 at 6:39 PM

      The visitors played like the Harlem Globetrotters?
      Having watched the game I’d say that Canucks destroyed the Bruins while on the power play, but Boston seemed to carry the play at even strength.
      Case in point, Van scored all 4 goals on the PP and Boston scored all of their goals at even strength.
      Well fought game. Bruins shot themselves in the foot. The Marchand hit was pretty selfish and for a guy thats got some skill, he should have known better than to do something like that. Cost his team the game and it’ll likely cost him a few games pay as well.

  4. yettyskills - Jan 8, 2012 at 2:26 PM

    And before someone comes in yammering about where he hit him and the legality of it.
    Nobody playing cares about the legality of it.
    Nobody playing is looking at slo-mo’s to decide whether or not they are going to retaliate
    Nobody playing likes this type of hit

    And some night he is going to do it to the wrong guy on the wrong team and a real tough guy is going to set him straight.

    • gallyhatch - Jan 8, 2012 at 6:51 PM

      I’m with you yettyskills, and I’m a Bruins fan.

  5. yettyskills - Jan 8, 2012 at 2:29 PM

    Oh, and I hate the Canucks and live 5 mins from where Brad grew up and lives.

  6. blomfeld - Jan 8, 2012 at 2:34 PM

    TEAM 1040 Radio = Tokyo Rose

    The lengths to which the local media here in Vancouver go to promote and “candy coat” virtually everything Canucks is beyond compare … I’ve lived in some major urban centers during my time and yet I can’t recall anything quite like it … then again, it’s probably not that surprising, when you consider the fact that the entire apparatus is financed and micro-managed by the Aquilini’s themselves … yes sir, good ole Francesco there, who told his own media patsies to “F&%@ off” after losing game 7 last June … about the only independent voice of reason in this town is Dan Russell with his excellent program Sports Talk on CKNW 98 …

  7. redrew - Jan 8, 2012 at 2:36 PM

    What’s happened to the hockey fan in Canada? Turned into a bunch dainty, shrinking violets. Keep rooting for your favorite European stars! When did the pussification of an entire culture take hold. Watching Canucks and Maple Leaf hockey is like watching flag football….with the obligatory run to the Principal’s office after each game. While Don Cherry begs for the return of oldtime hockey, these finesse teams beg for rule changes that fit their new European style. And the Montreal fan only cares about what language their coach speaks…”Our coach must speak French Canadian to maintain tradition even though we now play European vagina hockey.”

    • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 8, 2012 at 2:43 PM

      Apparently you missed this Leafs game.

      • redrew - Jan 8, 2012 at 3:06 PM

        Your using the Leafs as an example of toughness…..are you kidding. This team is the poster child of finesse/soft.
        Let’s review Toronto vs Boston this season:
        Boston 6-2
        Boston 7-0
        Boston 6-3
        Boston 4-1

        And the Toronto superstar….Kessel…the biggest finesse player in the league tallied……………..wait for it ………….1 assist in 4 games vs. Boston.

        Seriously, you froggies need to turn off Hockey Night in Canada….because you are getting to comfortable with the weak European product of your home teams perform.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 8, 2012 at 3:12 PM

        That means nothing. The Leafs have been getting pumped by Boston for years. Boston is simply a better team and those scores reflect that fact, they say nothing about toughness.

        Just because the Leafs don’t have guys like Lucic and Thornton running around brutalizing people doesn’t mean they’re not a tough team.

        Are you a Bruins fan or just a troll?

      • rdurk86 - Jan 9, 2012 at 10:08 AM

        Really tough play from Phaneuf, takes a run at a guy who is a skill/finesse player, a rookie, and a guy who is now in the AHL.

    • vanfoodman - Jan 8, 2012 at 2:45 PM

      Xenophobic misogynist

    • yettyskills - Jan 8, 2012 at 3:07 PM

      The old time hockey fan from Canada remembers when lil rats who did this type were dealt with right away on the ice.

      We remember when this type of thing rarely happened because certain lil rats would not dare because they would take a pounding.

      They would take a pounding everytime they met until the other team was satisfied.

      This old time red wing fan remember how rare it was to see anyone pull this type when we had Gallant, Kocur and Probert.

      It’s not what happened to us, it’s what happened that lil rats have no fear or being lil rats.


    • blomfeld - Jan 8, 2012 at 3:25 PM

      Well said redrew !

    • vanfoodman - Jan 8, 2012 at 3:34 PM

      Uh, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is Slovakian, David Krejci is Czech, Dennis Seidenberg is German, Tuukka Rask is Finnish, Patrice Bergeron, Daniel Paille and Benoit Pouliot are French Canadian and so is former Bruin great Ray Bourque.

  8. demons87 - Jan 8, 2012 at 3:05 PM

    Dan Hamhuis hit from Game one of the Finals. Not only not penalized but Celebrated on all the highlight shows. Which is it, great hot or suspendable offense?

    • yettyskills - Jan 8, 2012 at 3:10 PM

      And the reaction from the players was the same

      They HATE this type of hit

      Why are people so focused on the rule of law?

      Players consider it cheap and it’s going to cause any player who does it problems.

      The only problem is, he should take his beating on the ice rather than off.

    • redrew - Jan 8, 2012 at 3:12 PM

      The Canuck fans won’t comment on this hit…it was a great day in that 1 sport city. Ok west coast froggies…spin it. Your boy lined up Lucic….no penalty/suspension. But Marchand ducks at the last second….he should be kicked out of hockey. You are all a bunch of frauds just like the finesse style you and your European heros.

      • 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 8, 2012 at 3:13 PM

        Shut your mouth you brainless Euro hater.

      • vanfoodman - Jan 8, 2012 at 3:16 PM


      • blomfeld - Jan 8, 2012 at 3:29 PM

        @redrew – you speak the truth my friend … nonetheless, what you’re doing here is essentially like trying to tell a dress-maker to stop making dresses …

      • vanfoodman - Jan 8, 2012 at 3:37 PM

        Uh, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara is Slovakian, David Krejci is Czech, Dennis Seidenberg is German, Tuukka Rask is Finnish, Patrice Bergeron, Daniel Paille and Benoit Pouliot are French Canadian and so is former Bruin great Ray Bourque.

      • salmon90 - Jan 8, 2012 at 4:06 PM

        Lucic had the puck! Did Salo? And you’re calling out Euro’s? Wonder how Chara would feel about that. Stop embarrassing your fellow Bruins fans.

  9. crusty14 - Jan 8, 2012 at 4:21 PM

    No salo didn’t have the puck, but he was coming in to check Marchand who was just about to get the puck, salo came in for the hit, Marchand ducks, salo goes ass over tea kettle, end story! Should be no suspension, IMO .

  10. stratomaticfan - Jan 8, 2012 at 10:28 PM

    No surprise….Vancouver natives thought rioting, looting and destroying property qualifies as blowing off steam. No wonder they have such a skewed view of the incident.

  11. homelanddefense - Jan 9, 2012 at 11:07 AM

    honestly, I dont care what team you cheer for. How does anyone watch the video of what happened and say “Thornton started a line brawl”. At worst he started a fight with 1 player on Vancouver and got jumped. Who turned that into a line brawl? The 4 other Bruins on the ice were the last 4 players involved.

    I usually crap all over the negative Boston media. But Ill take that anyday over homer media like that article from The Province.

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