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Video: Milbury, Jones bash Joe Thornton’s Game 7 performance

May 29, 2013, 12:45 AM EDT

For the most part, Joe Thornton earned praise during the 2013 postseason for using his size and still-impressive skills. His 10 points in 11 playoff games represents some commendable production in itself.

Things didn’t go so well for him in Game 7, however, if you ask Mike Milbury and Keith Jones.

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In other words, some might still call the 33-year-old a “choker.”

  1. ethanmacleod1685 - May 29, 2013 at 12:51 AM

    Like anyone gives a crap about what they think anyway, jumbo had a hellava series, he was not to blame

  2. sjsblitz - May 29, 2013 at 12:57 AM

    Cant knock stellar goaltending. Especially if you were one of the worst GM’s in league history

    • devilsarethebest - May 29, 2013 at 12:59 AM

      Yes, but he did show that Thorton had 0 SOG this game.

      • ethanmacleod1685 - May 29, 2013 at 1:01 AM

        He’s a passer not a shooter

  3. nightfireop - May 29, 2013 at 1:07 AM

    from a kings fan:
    that’s not true, anybody who properly watched that game would tell you that thorton did what he could. i mean hell if the kings lost tonight, we would be saying that dustin brown was as no-show tonight either.

  4. qsnavior - May 29, 2013 at 2:41 AM

    Jeez you would swear Marleau was the one with the C… Thornton played fine, but I guess a scapegoat is always needed when it comes to these guys.

  5. bleedingteal4life - May 29, 2013 at 2:54 AM

    Sharks blew it, hockey is no fun. Lets have another lockout 😛

    • hockeywithdrawal - May 29, 2013 at 7:59 AM

      The only good thing about that lockout was the lack of Milbury comments.

  6. 19to77 - May 29, 2013 at 3:06 AM

    If Milbury doesn’t have some scapegoat to b*itch about, he doesn’t have anything to say. He sounds like an idiot commenting on team strategy or anything remotely complex, so he hides behind dumbassed criticisms of the easiest target. He’s an ignorant windbag. Why is one of the worst GMs in history still treated like he knows anything at all about hockey?

  7. bigtganks - May 29, 2013 at 3:29 AM

    It’s ok. Joe will just tell you “Experience makes us so calm it’s scary”.

    Experience in what? Losing EVERY year in the beginning rounds?!?!

  8. ethanmacleod1685 - May 29, 2013 at 3:38 AM

    Your an idiot

    • bigtganks - May 29, 2013 at 11:08 AM

      ^^ lol

  9. johnwwt1976 - May 29, 2013 at 4:01 AM

    Coming from a guy that try’s to fight 10 year olds ( Milbury) and who did such a great job as GM for the Islanders ( Milbury) ruined them for 15 years and Keith Jones who had such a great playoff career himself with 24 points and only played in 63 playoff games, I think we all know not to listen to them, Jumbo was a beast this year!!!!

    • spitfisher - May 29, 2013 at 6:49 AM

      Just not in game 7 that is, I watched the game and he did not inspires others around him, he had zero shots, I don’t believe I saw one hit out him…….if that’s playing well, then the outcome was correct. It is these times that man with C rises up and takes it to the other team, not with a fist or cheap shot, but rather intense play as a leader.

      Oh sure once again Joe had a lot of assists, big deal, have fun golfing Joe…..again and again.

  10. heynyc61 - May 29, 2013 at 7:18 AM

    His record shows he doesn’t come through In big games… But they didn’t call him a choker .. Milbury is an ass but he didn’t say that

  11. pens5829 - May 29, 2013 at 7:44 AM

    Milbury’s a moron.

  12. spitfisher - May 29, 2013 at 8:00 AM

    I love it, when someone is critical of the play, in game seven no less, a do or die situation of the captain Joe Thorton. they get critical of Milbury, the messenger. The very same posters ignore the fact that Kevin Jones was all equally contributing to the total lack luster performance. Self admittedly Kevin said they struggled to find any highlights other than an early face off or two. BTW this nothing new to Thorton who typically glides around when it comes to playoffs- I thought this year was different …….But once again complacency prevails, “oh well, aw shucks” back to the couch & golf for Joe

  13. bgrillz - May 29, 2013 at 8:02 AM

    That’s rich coming from two of the worst in their profession. Milbury was an awful coach, and Jones was not a very good player. Project much guys? I mean these guys are still talking about Pittsburgh’s defensive woes. Really terrible when your goaltender has a 1.95 GAA and a .924 save %. Looks like they are really struggling still…

  14. xtrememachine1 - May 29, 2013 at 9:07 AM

    1 goal and 3 assists in 7 games against a good defensive minded Kings team isn’t bad. They’re not great numbers, but it was a very low scoring series, so its not like he was the only one not scoring.

  15. sharksman - May 29, 2013 at 9:44 AM

    everyone can say what they want sharks lost end of story
    quick beat them tonight but what cost them the series was game 2
    so here we go another offseason of what if’s
    Heres to next year and yes, I do bleed teal !
    Hats off to the kings !

  16. johnwwt1976 - May 29, 2013 at 10:25 AM

    Everyone here in New England knows that Jumbo and Milbury’s daughter used to WORK-OUT together, looks like Milbury never got over it

  17. johnwwt1976 - May 29, 2013 at 10:44 AM

    Just saw that Joe had more points than Kopitar, Boyle, Burns, Marleau, Couture, Brown, Doughty, Paveski,Carter, in fact the lead both teams in points during the series

  18. jl9830 - May 29, 2013 at 10:57 AM

    Like I care who Mike Milbury thinks is a “big game” player. He thought Oleg Kvasha was a “big game” player when he traded Roberto Luongo for him. F Mike Milbury.

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