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Bruins’ Thornton hurt in fight, to be evaluated today (Update: 7-10 days, concussion)

Feb 1, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

Boston’s Shawn Thornton might want to think twice before engaging Buffalo’s John Scott again.

Last night, the two squared off to see just what kind of protective muscle the Sabres had brought in this summer. The end result saw Thornton handled with ease and he wound up leaving the game after serving his five minutes. After the game, Bruins coach Claude Julien told reporters there was no update on his condition, as Joe Haggerty at shares.

“We’ll know more [Friday],” said Claude Julien. “He’s being evaluated, until we get a definite answer [there is] nothing more.”

In the meantime, the Bruins have called up Jamie Tardif from Providence on an emergency basis.

We all know the dangers of fighting and it’s safe to say Thornton knows them as well as anyone. When dealing with a 6’8″ monster like Scott, however, perhaps it’s best to just leave things alone.

After all, this isn’t the first time Scott’s left an opponent dazed and injured after a fight, just ask Alexandre Bolduc.

Update: The Bruins have announced that Thornton will be out 7-10 days with a concussion. It remains unclear why a timeframe has been put on a concussion (or, that particular timeframe) especially given the uncertainty of recovery from head injury.

Regardless, that’s what the Bruins are claiming.

  1. badguy711 - Feb 1, 2013 at 9:36 AM

    Couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy.

    • rrsm53 - Feb 1, 2013 at 10:04 AM

      your a moron, thorton is one of the more classy fighters in the league he doesnt show boat an stands up for teammates the right way an can acutally play the game. What can Scott contribute besides being a tool. How did he do against Orr the other night not so good did he. Thornton at least answered the call he was surely overmatched but did his job.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 1, 2013 at 10:14 AM

        What does Scott contribute? Really?

        1) First and foremost, he eliminated a goon from the Boston bench – which YOU might not have liked, but most of us LOVED. 2) he showed the world what Lucic really is, a spoiled little brat who can only pick on littler athletes but doesn’t dare fight his own battles if there’s a chance he’ll get his maggot face collapsed, and most importantly 3) instilled such a fighting spirit on a team that didn’t have it last year that they straight up WALLOPED the Bruins and made them look just plain amateur.

        It’s awesome, what Scott contributes. As long as goons run goalies, there will be a place in the line up for a guy with 1 goal in 154 NHL games haha…he contributes plenty.

      • capesouth - Feb 1, 2013 at 10:20 AM

        Thornton is the man…and he actually plays more than 4 minutes a game.

      • madtolive5 - Feb 1, 2013 at 10:29 AM

        Yeah that is one of the worst comments ever.

        One of the most respected people in the league, plays hard, doesn’t throw cheap shots and sticks up for his teammates. Chara, Looch or McQuaid should have been the ones to fight Scott and Shawn Thornton steps up to do the job to protect his teammates.

      • badguy711 - Feb 1, 2013 at 10:36 AM

        First of all, it’s ‘you’re a moron’.

        Second of all, ‘Thornton’ (I could spend all day correcting spelling mistakes from the guy who called me a moron…lol), is a punk on and off the ice. He shows his true character doing things like ambushing senior citizen media members on TV after colluding with the host of the show. So save your typical Bruin Fan Homer “Thornton is noble” crap. He’s nothing but a bully caveman who ran into someone bigger and got his rear kicked.

        Third, my original point, couldn’t have happened to a more deserving guy.


      • bigt12789 - Feb 1, 2013 at 10:50 AM

        Damn Hockeywithdrawal I think you are having sun withdrawals or something. As far as the B’s getting walloped, it was a back and forth game that Buffalo won because Vanek went beast mode on them, especially late in the 3rd. I’d ask you if you actually watched the game but I know you were too busy blowing up the message board as soon as PHT put up the Thornton fight last night. In the future I’d suggest taking 5 minutes to compose your thoughts, when you post 5 one sentence comments in a row it kinda just makes you look like a ranting D-bag. The article also stated that Thornton and Scott had talked pre-game, pretty much agreeing to drop gloves. So stop making it seem like Scott skated up to Lucic last night and Thornton had to step in. The Sabres were smart to realize its Buffalo vs. Boston, not Buffalo vs. Milan Lucic. If you wanna keep up grudges from last year feel free man, but that’s not gonna help the Sabres this year.

      • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 1, 2013 at 11:28 AM

        Big T if I were actually going to take the time to read that long sob story I’m sure you’d make a point.

        …wait – no I did read it…and no, you didn’t make a point.

      • buddysguys - Feb 1, 2013 at 12:51 PM

        Classy Fighter? is there such a thing?

        Also they need to worry about finding someone to stop Vanek he torches the B’s no matter if its Rask or the Quitter Tim Thomas.

      • pepper2011 - Feb 1, 2013 at 2:26 PM

        Have any of you actually watched a hockey game before. The tough guys fight each other. that is what happens. You may all hate Lucic or Chara but Lucic is a 30 goal scorer and Chara is a perennial Norris trophy winner candidate. SB Nation posted something prior to the game on how these guys would fight. I hate to break it to you, but this was not about Lucic running miller. It just wasn’t. It was about Buffalo showing that that type of thing wouldn’t happen again, but honestly more that Buffalo grew a pair. a 6’8″ pair. Gaustad and Lucic settled that. Just like the Savard/Cooke thing was settled the next game. Scott wasn’t even on the team. It makes no sense. it would be like the Bruins signing scott next year and having him get in a fight with Pittsburgh’s tough guy and saying it was about savard. stupid. it was about two rivals; and their respective sheriffs playing hockey. Scott didn’t even go near Lucic. To all the people saying Thornton deserved it or whatnot. Learn the game. Really. Just cause he’s not on your team doesn’t mean he’s not a good or respectable player. He’s tough, but he is the best at what he does – and by this I mean he can actually play. He can be on the ice and not hurt your team. He has played over 450 NHL games and isn’t a goon. 130 pims and 15pts a year isn’t a “goon”. Thornton has 67 playoff games and his name on the cup a few times.
        one more: mostly to the Vancouver(not babych) and MTL fans who like to call Lucic and Chara cowards. PK subban runs from everyone but marchand and I didn’t see anyone go near Chara since the pacioretty incident. is the whole team Cowardly habsfan? Yes, we know lucic wouldn’t fight Laraque. He retired 2+ years ago. let it go; he is also out of hockey because goons aren’t needed anymore. they hurt your team. I think he just got arrested for fraud, no? Lucic was also like 20 years old. Lucic is a star. Chara is a star. you don’t see stars fighting useless player; you just don’t. how come sedin didn’t fight Marchand? Marchand is actually good – is he a coward? no, cause if he breaks his hand on marchands helmet the canucks season is done. I hate when Chara or Lucic fight. they are too valuable to the team. Honestly most of these comments show how little about hockey you know.

      • eigglesnosuperbowls - Feb 2, 2013 at 9:29 AM

        Thorton ran around this league for a long time being a bully now I hope big john has a couple right hands with lucic’s name on them !

    • davebabychreturns - Feb 1, 2013 at 11:47 AM

      Disagree that Thornton had a beating coming (except inasmuch as it’s his job description).

      Thornton is a stand up guy – and this is coming from a Canucks fan, mind you.

      That being said it’s his job to fight battles for clowns like Milan Lucic and Brad Marchand so here we go. Gotta wonder if Milan is going to be sending a “Get Well Soon” card to Thornton for catching that beating on his behalf, or at least think twice before steamrolling someone 50 pounds lighter than him.

      Probably not.

      • tdrusher225 - Feb 3, 2013 at 4:54 PM

        You know that this fight had nothing to do with the Miller/Lucic incident? This fight has been brewing ever since the Bruins played the Blackhawks a few years ago when Thornton got sliced by a skate and the Blackhawks bench was chirping him. Thornton took exception and Scott was on that team saying that he would kick Thornton’s ass in a fight(which ended up happening). Sure enough they finally got to play each other and it happened. Scott wanted to fight Thornton, specifically; and I don’t think Thornton’s ever said no to a fight. This feud was independent of the Boston/Buffalo rivalry.

      • davebabychreturns - Feb 4, 2013 at 11:00 AM

        Yeah. I’m sure it had nothing to do with Buffalo utterly failing to stand up to the Bruins last season, then going out and getting a hired gun in the offseason.

        There’s no way John Scott wants to do the only thing he does well against the team that was the impetus for the contract offer he got from the Sabres.

        No way. Nope.

    • capesouth - Feb 1, 2013 at 11:50 AM

      badguy – first of all, your name can’t be reflective of who you are. I’m sure you’re a real great guy. Second, you obviously have no clue who Thornton is because you don’t watch enough of the Bruins to know. Anyone with a clue knows that he plays the game right. If you can’t see that as being obvious then there isn’t much to say. You won’t be convinced despite how misguided you are. Just rest assure that most people actually respect him. As for the ganging up on a senior citizen, talk about spin. Do you have any idea what context that interview was in? No? Maybe do some research. Man, all these Bruin’s haters just come out of the woodwork, all high and mighty, after one loss. Truth is they respect the Bruins, they just can’t separate their own hatred from the reality of the situation. Ya, Thornton is not a class act, Lucic is scared, McQuaid should have stepped up, Chara, etc. This team is just full of losers. Seems like a great explanation for why they have been contenders for the past 5 years and won a cup. Team full of pansies…

      • bigblackzaranek - Feb 1, 2013 at 12:18 PM

        hell of a contender getting knocked out by a third string goalie and a 7th place team last year…

      • pepper2011 - Feb 1, 2013 at 2:37 PM

        when you play well into June; there isn’t a lot of time to recover. That’s why it’s called the cup hangover. It wasn’t their goalie – it was hunter’s coaching and their D, but ovi didn’t like him cause he made him earn his ice time. that’s working out well for them huh? Are you really saying they aren’t a contender? cause that’s just dumb. no offense.

  2. bruinpred - Feb 1, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    It’s time the NHL got rid of guys who need there sticks to hold them up so they can skate.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 1, 2013 at 9:54 AM

      Agreed. They also need to get rid of little brat thugs that run goalies but won’t fight their own battles.

      • capesouth - Feb 1, 2013 at 11:53 AM

        he did fight his own battle. You just didn’t like the outcome – a pummeled Gaustad and the Sabres falling apart, missing the playoffs.

      • buddysguys - Feb 1, 2013 at 12:55 PM

        still want to see when he pummeled Gaustad….he won the fight thats for sure but a pummeling is what happened last night betwen Scott and Thornton…thats was a pummeling…

      • pepper2011 - Feb 1, 2013 at 2:41 PM

        @hockeywithdrawl- you have issues. You said you were a pens fan? why do you care so much. worry about your own Malkin tomahawks or Cooke runnings or Sid cheapshots/vagisitus. you can spew all the crap you want, but I would tend to believe the players, No?

      • pepper2011 - Feb 1, 2013 at 2:44 PM

        That’s 48% of the vote went to B’s

        Lucic 20%
        Chara 17%
        Thornton 11%

        not one other player in double digits.

    • themohel - Feb 1, 2013 at 9:54 AM

      Yeah, so Lucic and Thornton can hammer away without worry….. Your opinion at all related to being a Bruin fan the day after your boy got pounded after years of deserving it?

    • bruinpred - Feb 1, 2013 at 10:16 AM

      Scott played 4 more minutes than Thornton did

  3. rwbart1 - Feb 1, 2013 at 9:53 AM

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer guy…lol

  4. akmd1984 - Feb 1, 2013 at 10:18 AM

    Last night won’t be the end of this. These teams play each other two more times in the next two weeks. I’m a B’s fan and freely admit that Thornton got pummeled, but who wouldn’t when squaring off against a 6′ 8″ behemoth? Props to Thornton for having the balls to drop the gloves knowing he’d get his face rearranged. Most people would run away with their tail between their legs. Time for big Z to step up and give us an epic heavyweight bout next week.

  5. jason9696 - Feb 1, 2013 at 10:22 AM

    Always good to see a Vancouver Canuck getting their ass kicked.

  6. akmd1984 - Feb 1, 2013 at 10:24 AM

    And to all the sabres fans that say Lucic only picks on smaller players, you do realize that Scott has 6 inches and 60 lbs on Thornton right? Hypocrites.

    • yanks33 - Feb 1, 2013 at 10:32 AM

      Nothing better then seeing a Bruin get rocked

    • bigblackzaranek - Feb 1, 2013 at 10:59 AM

      the difference is Lucic can easily find someone around his size… when youre the second biggest guy in the league, its a little tougher… and also if you actually watched it, youd realize that Shawn went after John, including chirping him during warmups…

    • duster1982 - Feb 1, 2013 at 11:27 AM

      wait, what?! SABRES fans are the hypocrites?! Bruins fans have NO problem with Chara and Lucic constantly fighting smaller players, but when it happens to theirs, the tears start flowing.

      THAT is the definition of a hypocrite.

      • hockeyflow33 - Feb 1, 2013 at 1:39 PM

        You may want to look up what the word constantly means

  7. jaybird22seven - Feb 1, 2013 at 10:32 AM

    Colton Orr had no problem dropping Scott two weeks ago. Orr has won all three fights so far this season. Looks like he did a few years ago. Watch out tomorrow Lucic.

    • themohel - Feb 1, 2013 at 12:04 PM

      I think Orr and Scott will have a rematch later this season. Think Orr wins again?

      • jaysaucer - Feb 1, 2013 at 2:34 PM

        Saying Orr beat Scott, while it might appear true, is an exaggeration – Scott slipped and fell from the force of his own punch not connecting, then Orr fell on top of him. That is a much different way of being “beat” then the way Scott punched Thornton into a concussion.

    • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 1, 2013 at 1:44 PM

      This is what Leafs fans do, Tie Domi beat Probert ONCE, in his Life, and Leaf fans went on proclaiming Domi as the best. Even after Probert rag-dolled him later in the year.

      Scott will destroy Orr 8 outta 10 times

  8. letthecoldcome - Feb 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Hockeywithdrawal is the biggest troll on this website. It’s annoying to log on and try to scroll through comments without him trying to be an E-thug to some random person.

    • hockeywithdrawal - Feb 1, 2013 at 11:32 AM

      Sorry ‘letthecoldcome’ – I thought this is where you post comments about hockey…which is what I was doing. Seems like you’re trying to make it about me? Weird….do you have a comment on the article, or the fight, or the game, or not?

      I’m not sure how “Troll” got started, but this is a public comment section – for opinions of all types. It’s not a support group. If it’s hard for you to handle, I’d respectfully suggest just reading the articles.

    • hockeyflow33 - Feb 1, 2013 at 1:40 PM

      Agreed, it’s even more annoying because he seems to know so little about hockey

  9. letthecoldcome - Feb 1, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    Jesus, there are so many hurt feelings on this thread.

  10. kgun80 - Feb 1, 2013 at 11:25 AM

    As a Buffalo fan I hate but respect Thorton. He did his job he stepped up ..someone on the Bruins had to,and as for Lucic he is a good player but the guy does have a history of pounding on guys smaller then him.

    • jasol20 - Feb 1, 2013 at 12:10 PM

      Don’t bother telling me he can’t hold his own against people his own size and bigger. Picking a few instances of smaller guys doesn’t mean he has a history as a player who seeks out smaller guys to beat on. If that’s true then John Scott has almost never picked on someone his own size. See Lucic vs. Komisarek as a Leaf, when Komisarek practically tramples a linesman trying to get at Lucic. Also see Lucic’s TKO vs. Carkner from this year, and Carkner has a good inch on Lucic.

      • bigblackzaranek - Feb 1, 2013 at 12:20 PM

        wow a whole inch?

      • jasol20 - Feb 1, 2013 at 12:24 PM

        Would it have been better if I just said “about the same size”? The point is, he’s not pounding away on someone smaller than him to look like a tough guy.

      • bigblackzaranek - Feb 1, 2013 at 1:15 PM

        lucic can hold his own, i will never deny that. Especially when it comes to fighting his girlfriend and running goalies

      • rdurk86 - Feb 1, 2013 at 2:32 PM

        Wow, you must really be miserable being a Buffalo sports fan. Good luck with that.

      • jimeejohnson - Feb 2, 2013 at 1:15 PM

        Speaking of miserable: how bout them Patriots and Red Sox!

  11. kgun80 - Feb 1, 2013 at 11:27 AM

    And Vanek tore them up last night.. Boston is well aware that he is the most dangerous player on our roster that’s why they slashed his knee out in the playoffs 2 seasons ago.

  12. davidschap - Feb 1, 2013 at 11:33 AM

    Huge bruins fan but yeah, Thornton got rocked last night. Was over before it started.

  13. jasol20 - Feb 1, 2013 at 11:39 AM

    In all the articles about this game, I’ve seen nothing but whiney Buffalo fans. They made it clear they needed two points out of this game, and Vanek made sure it happened. All I see is Sabres fans whining that they didn’t get any blood out of Lucic. He’s a first line player on a Cup contending team – he’s not going to drop the gloves over something that happened more than a year ago with a 6’8″ behemoth. Lucic fought Gaustad (not exactly a little guy either) in the next game, and answered for it. Sabres fans expect Lucic to have to answer for the “Great Lucic-Miller Incident of 2011” every time he steps on the ice. Shut up and enjoy your win, complete with a Vanek hat trick, and the fact that Scott lit up Thornton.

  14. stratomaticfan - Feb 1, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Pretty sure it’s not Lucic’s fault that the only guy with the nuts to come after him the game after the incident last season was Gaustad. He knew they were coming for him that game and would have thrown down with whoever came his way. A season later, he’s not about to hurt his team by trading his skills for a guy with 5 points in 150 career games. Especially in a short season where every win and loss is magnified. Sabres fans should stop worrying about the past and worry about wins and losses. Besides, if Scott had thrown down with Lucic and beat him and Bruins had won the game, would it change the past? Would it have been a happier result for you? It’s not impressive that you went outside the Organization in an attempt to right the wrongs of the past. I give SUPER props to Gaustad for being the only one to “man up” even knowing he was the smaller guy in a confrontation with Lucic. Good teams have each others’ backs at any sign of trouble. That’s why hockey fans in all markets pointed to your team last year and called them “soft.”

    • buddysguys - Feb 1, 2013 at 1:00 PM

      keep using the idea that he doesnt want to hurt his team…he had no problem throwing a hit from behind last night to take a 5 on 3 that sure hurt his team didnt it?

      • stratomaticfan - Feb 1, 2013 at 2:06 PM

        You equate taking a bad 2 minute penalty (he was the first penalty, not the 2nd that made it a 5 on 3, if you watched the game) with giving up yourself to throw down and get 5 minutes each against a guy and who plays 4 minutes a game and poses little to no offensive (or defensive for that matter) threat?

        Everyone takes bad penalties now and again. Throwing away 5 minutes to prove you’re tough for a scrub like Scott. Not likely.

      • rdurk86 - Feb 1, 2013 at 2:35 PM

        Calling Scott a “scrub” is offensive to cleaning products everywhere.

    • jaysaucer - Feb 1, 2013 at 2:46 PM

      That’s a good question – as a Sabres fan, would I have rather had Lucic got knocked out and concussed in a fight vs Scott, but the Sabres lose? Boy, that is seriously a toss up. I think the rest of hockey nation underestimates the Buffalo fan hate for that guy after he took a cheap shot at Miller and concussed our goalie.

  15. concoursrider - Feb 1, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    Guess you know your team is doing well when the haters come out! Keep it coming boys, the Bruins are stacked team, so I’ll look forward to your comments.

  16. salmon90 - Feb 1, 2013 at 12:08 PM

    Not a fan of the Bruins and especially Thornton after he dragged the NHL into some WWE sideshow last year with his ‘reporter ambush’ but fact is concussions suck. Everybody should check themselves a little bit with their comments. Yes you may want to see him get beat down but as soon as the c-word enters the picture you can ‘t gloat on that. We’re talking about a guys brain and life here – let’s all just have a reality check.

    • bigblackzaranek - Feb 1, 2013 at 12:22 PM

      eh concussions are a cake walk, i got 4 of them and jddjibfhhfdbygwygsysdchdcydodhhgfyfguy

    • hockeyflow33 - Feb 1, 2013 at 1:59 PM

      You had a problem with a player actually taking exception to the made up facts reporters use in their columns? I wish more guys did that.

  17. Stiller43 - Feb 1, 2013 at 12:22 PM

    How is scotts hand? It must be real hurt bouncing off of thortons head that much

  18. doublezero74 - Feb 1, 2013 at 12:42 PM

    look buffalo nitwits, lucic or chara fighting a useless hockey player like Scott would be stupid. taking our top players (who can actually plat the game) in an exchange for scott would be pretty stupid. im glad chara or lucic didnt serve out a 5 min major for fighting with baby huey. Ruff is a tool for calling that timeout with 13 seconds left.

    • buddysguys - Feb 1, 2013 at 1:04 PM

      they had no problem taking them selves out for a 5-3 last night? Julien is the tool putting that chump “tough guy” on the ice with 13 seconds left to try and pick on some skill players…..B’s fans are the biggest hypocrites around.

  19. budzo83 - Feb 1, 2013 at 12:53 PM

    hockeywithdrawal- You need to give that old Lucic-Miller angle a rest. That season is over and these are two different clubs. If anything, you should be thanking Lucic because it was a wake-up call to the Buffalo brass that the Sabres needed to get tougher. Ott was a good start; he’s a greasy guy that can actually play. John Scott on the other hand has only one purpose; a big reason why he is on his fourth team in three years. Personally, I’m not a big Lucic fan but I do like Thornton. I don’t think anybody will argue that Thornton is the best fighter in the league, hardly even in the top ten, but no matter how much you hate him, you can’t deny that he is more useful than John Scott. He sticks up for his teammates, fights clean, will take on all comers, and you can actually give him a regular shift. If you really believe John Scott is a key contributor for the Sabres and you are an actual Sabres fan, you are in more trouble than you realize.

    • hockeyflow33 - Feb 1, 2013 at 2:01 PM

      He also had double digit goals a few years ago!

  20. buddysguys - Feb 1, 2013 at 1:13 PM

    the Bruins are like the O’Doyles from Billy Madison….bunch of goon dummies that when they do lose they still go on about how much tougher they are and what a great team they are.


  21. scalfor3 - Feb 1, 2013 at 1:14 PM

    Couple of things:

    1. Bruins were due for a loss; they hadn’t lost in regulation all year and most of their games had been relatively close. Sabres had lost 4 in a row and were due for a win.

    2. The people saying the Sabres “blew out” the B’s clearly didn’t watch the game. It was tied going into the third and was a one goal game until Buffalo got two insurance goals (including an empty netter) during the last two “desperation time” minutes. This was a good, competitive hockey game.

    3. John Scott is 6’8″, 270. Shawn Thornton is 6’2″, 215. Thornton’s job is to take the fights so the B’s better players (yes, including Chara and Lucic) don’t have to. He did it admirably. Maybe if the Sabres had a player with balls like that last year they wouldn’t have peed their pants for the entire league to see when Luc ran Miller.

    4. Vanek turns into Wayne Gretzky when he plays the Bruins. Gotta respect the man. Also, Miller was awesome, turned away a flurry of good scoring chances that could’ve tied it late. I believe the B’s actually outshot Buffalo by 10.

    5. The Sabres are still last in the division. Don’t blow your wads too much over one game.

    • bigblackzaranek - Feb 1, 2013 at 1:20 PM

      yeah, that whole last in the division doesnt hold much weight when were only 7 games into a season, even a shortened one… seeing as the sabres are 4 points out of being tied for first, in the division. But i do enjoy chirping boston fans, because when their team is good, they all come out of the woodwork, but then the down turn comes and half the fan base switches sides…

  22. bruinpred - Feb 1, 2013 at 1:30 PM

    Bruins are tough throughout their whole lineup and are Bruins. Scott is a mercenary that the Sabres had to sign because they are soft all over. Bruins had 38 shots, Miller is a good goalie. I don’t think many teams have gone undefeated, even in a 48 game season. Scott did his job, Thornton did his – too bad for Shawn in this case. To suggest Lucic should fight Scott is ridiculous. Not worth it unless Vanek wants to take Scott’s spot in the box after the fight. I suggest Sabres fans respond back in a couple weeks when they get their next win.

    • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 1, 2013 at 1:47 PM

      Krejci, Horton, Bergeron, Peverley and Segin are proof that the Bruins are not tough throughout their lineup.

      • bigblackzaranek - Feb 1, 2013 at 2:00 PM

        dont forget marsha

      • scalfor3 - Feb 1, 2013 at 3:48 PM

        I’ll give you Krejci and Seguin, but Horton and Bergeron are hard-nosed players who don’t shy away from contact.

      • misterchainbluelightning - Feb 1, 2013 at 4:50 PM

        Horton has a history of concussions and no longer is that player. And Bergeron is a hard worker but nobody is mistaking him for a tough guy. Nearly all hockey players are “tough”, but tough isn’t a top 3 word people use to describe Bergeron.

        Don’t get me wrong, I love the Bruins lineup. It’s top notch and can play with anyone in this league.
        But “tough throughout” is not true. No team in todays NHL can be described this way.

  23. houseof666 - Feb 1, 2013 at 5:13 PM

    Budzo83 – Agreed..

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