Here’s one I didn’t expect.
Quiet “Jumbo” Joe Thornton suddenly lashing out against his old team.
The former Bruins and current San Jose Sharks captain has decided to accuse the league of favoring the Bruins when it comes to disciplinary matters, according to a story by Matt Sekeres in the Globe & Mail.
Thornton is quoted by Sekeres:
“It’s just something with Boston. It just seems like they have a horseshoe. We’ve seen the [Milan] Lucic cross-check to the head [of Dominic Moore] earlier, and there’s no disciplinary thing.
“It’s just something about Boston and the disciplinary [process] is on their side. I’m not sure why that is. I’m not assuming that Colin’s kid is on the team and that’s why, but it’s really bizarre.”
If anyone knows why this is Thornton’s business, let me know. Or maybe the Globe & Mail is now posting with the Sports Onion. Or maybe Thornton really had nothing better to do today. If the league had known David Perron was going to miss so much time after Thornton’s Rule 48 violation earlier this year, Thornton probably would’ve been suspended longer than he was. So he should consider himself lucky.