Tag Archives: Shawn Thornton

Must See TV

26 Mar

Do yourself a favor.

Click on the image below.

Watch the video.

Totes brilliant, right?  LOVE IT!!

Screen capping GOLD!

Thornton-san

Making sweet music

Master of the post-National Anthem fist pump.

Nothing more important than the flow.

Gosh, he's just such a noob.

Andy the Science Guy

The Bear is the worst roommate ever.

Patty cake.

I know how you feel, Jack. I love The Bear too.

Shawn Thornton for President

11 Jan

Not of the US or Canada.  But for the United Nations of Bad Ass Mutha F——

I said, "No. New. Taxes."

Last night, Boston Bruin (and Foxy Friday honoree) Shawn Thornton had one hell of a game vs. the Winnipeg Jets.

Not only did he beat up on the Jets’ Mark Stuart like he stole his lunch money, but he also scored this BEAUTY of a shorthanded goal…and on a penalty shot, no less.  Watch it [here].

Did I mention this guy is a 4th line grinder?  4th LINE!  Sick mitts, ya’ll.

Ain't no thang, but a chicken wing.

That goal came on Thorty’s FIRST ever attempt at a penalty shot in his career.  He put the extra spicy sauce on that thing. 

Even Timmeh loves it.

FREE HUGS!!

In the locker room after the Bruins’ 5-3 win, he was joking with reporters that that is a move that he’s been practicing with Tuukka Rask during practice for a while. [Video]

 

Well, Mr. Thornton.  Looks like all that practice paid off.

Without a doubt, ST22 is one of the most affable and popular players on the Bruins.  The fans and the city love him and I think that he loves them right back.

And isn’t that what you want in your President?

Decision 2012 - Thornton for President

 

Yeah….So that happened…

19 Oct

Last night’s game between the Bruins and the Hurricanes was pretty good….

until this happened.

Who farted?

 

PARTY IN THE PENALTY BOX!

But this is a party you wouldn’t really want to go to.  The food is bad.  The champagne is flat.  And someone clogged up the toilet.

It was ugly, people.  Oooglay.

And like Nine Inch Nails, we were headed into a downward spiral.

Chris Kelly – perhaps the most unassuming, gentle man on the Bruins – even got into a fight.

CHRIS KELLY!

Chara goes all Godzilla on this guy…

I’m not one to complain about the officials but they were a little suspect last night.

I'm sensing a pattern here....

Bruins = 72 PIM.  Hurricanes = 22 PIM.

Really?  Only 22 minutes?  Both teams were chippy and throwin’ bows but somehow only the Bs got the minutes.

Chuck no likey.

Neither does Coach Claude.  He got tossed.  Pretty sure if he could have chest bumped the refs MLB-stylo, he would have.

Grumpy Bear.

If they do wrong, give them the two minutes (or four…or ten).  Make them feel shame.  But don’t be one-sided in your punishment.

BTDubs – Shawn Thornton, 2 minutes for “Abuse of officials”?  Never heard that one before.

Roll out the Black and Gold Carpet!

19 Jul

Last night, the Bruins premiered their DVD at the cinema in downtown Boston.

I, sadly, was not there.  My invite must have gotten lost in the mail.

But Andrew Ference, Shawn Thornton, and Brad Marchand were there.

And they brought the Cup along for all to see.

Hot, Hotter, and Motoscooter. AF and ST looking delish...but not so sure about BM's shirt/chain combo though...

BROMANCE ALERT!

Waiting for Tonight…

1 Jun

I’m like a kid on Christmas morning!

Is this really happening?  Is the team that I’ve rooted for and cheered for all season really in the Stanley Cup Finals?

Hell ya, they are!

Bruins and Canucks will face off at 8pm EST in Game 1 of the 2011 Stanley Cup Finals.  I’m supposed to have grad class until 8pm but I’m totally planning on having to “go to the bathroom” and racing home (as much as one can race on public transportation) to watch the game.  I was invited to a meetup of Canadian ex-pats in Boston to watch the game, but they’ll all be cheering for the Canucks and I don’t know if I can handle that…

There has been a lot of media coverage of the SCF here in Boston (natch) and with that comes some awesome photos and screen caps of our most favorite Bruins players.  I only felt is was far to share them with our loyal readers because regardless of your personal hockey affiliation,  you understand the magnitude of the Stanley Cup Finals and what it means to the Canucks and Bruins hockey fans everywhere.

Plus their beards and faces are awesome.  See evidence below.

You’re welcome.

GO BRUINS!

Hi-fives for everyone!

Click, Click, Click...BOOM!

"I once caught a Canuck aboot this...big..."

Learning about the elusive creature known as the...Power Play Goal.

Still pondering just how in the world he made that save on Steve Downie...

Krecji looking all kinds of Euro

.:love:.

I already got my name on the Stanley Cup...what about you?

Teen Wolf like shiny cup.

Notice who's on the wall behind him. *good omen*

"I am Darth Quaider. You will fear me...and my mullet"

Czech me out, ladies.

Why hello there, Boych. Don't you look foxy. P.S. Your profile is *swoon*

The Professor has tenure with the Bruins. 7 years. He's only 25.

 

 

Foxy Friday brings Felicitation! (again)

5 Apr

We’ve done it again! Or should we say, Foxy Friday as done it again!

  • April 1st –  Shawn Thornton named WUYS’s Foxy Friday.
  • April 5th – He is named the 2011 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy nominee.

I’m sure that his great player and all around awesomeness contributed greatly to his nomination but you can’t discount the Foxy Friday Effect.

It sorta magical.  Like the “Felix Felicitas” potion from Harry Potter.

Shawn…you’re welcome, buddy.

Below is the presser about #22’s nomination (courtesy of bruins.nhl.com)

Bruins forward Shawn Thornton is the Boston Bruins 2011 Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy nominee, as selected by the Boston chapter of the Professional Hockey Writer’s Association (PHWA).  The Masterton Trophy is given to the player who best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.
“One of the most popular Bruins in recent memory, Thornton’s perseverance in the pursuit of his NHL dreams and dedication to the community embody exactly what the Masterton Trophy is designed to honor,” said Joe Haggerty, PHWA Boston chapter chairman and Bruins beat reporter for CSNNE.com.
Before Thornton earned a Stanley Cup ring with the Anaheim Ducks, he had spent nine seasons between the Toronto and Chicago organizations trying to earn a full-time NHL role. Thornton was traded to the Bruins following his Stanley Cup victory and since has become a mainstay in Boston’s lineup. This season Thornton has achieved career highs in goals and points (9-9=18), but without compromising the physical aspect of his game that he is known for. Thornton leads the team in penalty minutes with 122.
A leader off the ice as well as on, the Charlestown, MA year-round resident received the 2010 John Bucyk Award for his community contributions. Last summer, Thornton organized the first annual “Putts and Punches for Parkinson’s” golf tournament to raise money for the American Parkinson Disease Association. Thornton is also a key player in the annual Cuts for A Cause charity event, where fans bid to shave participating Bruins’ heads and the funds are donated to the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center.
The winner of the Masterton Trophy is selected by a vote of the 30 chapters of the PHWA at the conclusion of the regular season. The winner will be announced at the NHL Awards, which will be held on Wednesday, June 22 in Las Vegas.

Foxy Friday: Shawn Thornton

1 Apr

Shawn Thornton is a bad-ass. Plain and simple.

Eat your heart out, Marky Mark. I'm the real fighter.

Not only will he pummel you to a juicy pulp like Tropicana, he’ll then turn around and score some sicky goal top shelf like he was Sidney Crosby or something.

Some other reason why Thornton gets this week’s honor?

He took time out of his busy pugilistic endeavors to appear in a Dropkick Murphys’ video.  (For those of you who don’t know, the Dropkick Murphys pretty much provide the soundtrack to the Boston sport scene. See evidence below.)

AND just the other day, he took a skate to the face from Fernando Pisani and needed 4o stitches to close the gash.

Shawn is looking a little bit like Frankenstein’s monster nowadays, but that only adds to his bad-assery and overall hockey foxiness.

 

WUYS digs scars.

 

So let’ see…

He can fight.

He can score.

He can do shots.

He’s got “blue-collah swagga.”

This is a combination that we likey.  We likey very much.

And that is what makes Shawn Thornton this week’s Foxy Friday.

A question I often ask myself...