MONTREAL — Brace yourselves Boston Bruins fans.
Joe Thornton will be wearing a captain’s ‘C’ again.
Only this time, he’ll be doing it for the Western Conference All-Stars Sunday in the 2009 NHL All-Star Game at Bell Centre, not for his current team the San Jose Sharks. And, of course, we won’t even broach the subject of whether he should’ve had a ‘C’ on his sweater in Boston.
“It’s fun. I got the news from (general manager) Doug Wilson. He phoned me the other night and he said I was going to be the captain. It’s huge honor,” Thornton said today during the Western Conference All-Stars’ media availability. “It’s a big thrill, and I was always watching Wayne or Mario, they’d always have the ‘C.’ So it’s a big thrill for me.”
It’s a thrill also for Thornton to look at the NHL standings and see that the Sharks are atop the West and Boston is atop the East. (more…)