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Thornton on Stoll: 'Keep your head up'

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07:17 AM ET 05.16 | For Joe Thornton, Raffi Torres' hit on Jarret Stoll in Game 1 follows an old hockey adage. [The Sharks] voiced their support for their teammate, whom they think should not only not be suspended, but shouldn't have been penalized. The Sharks' captain was the most vocal. "We were kind of shocked [Wednesday] to hear he has to fly to New York," [Thornton said]. ... "It almost seems like the player getting hit has no responsibility at all right now ... It seems right now that the responsibility is on the hitter, and not the receiver right now." Do you agree with that? "No," Thornton said. "The way I was brought up was to keep your head up. Just keep your head up. When I was six years old, I was taught that."

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May 16, 2013  08:52 AM ET

Should be fun the rest of the way...

May 16, 2013  09:13 AM ET



He got a nice trip to New York.

May 16, 2013  09:22 AM ET

I've got that song by Argent running through my head now.

May 16, 2013  09:29 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I've got that song by Argent running through my head now.

Good call Bishop.....

May 16, 2013  09:30 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

He got a nice trip to New York.

Looked shoulder to shoulder to me. Why the trip to NY?

May 16, 2013  09:34 AM ET

Thornton on Stoll: 'Keep your head up'

of course, had it been the same hit on one of his guys, Jumbo Joe would be looking for the executioner....what a load of bilgewater.
The only "heads up" he knows this time of year is when someone yells "FORE!"

May 16, 2013  09:42 AM ET

2 things Joe will never be confused with - champion and class act.

May 16, 2013  09:45 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

2 things Joe will never be confused with - champion and class act.

nice

May 16, 2013  09:47 AM ET

I know you guys dont like Jumbo Joe, but seriously, do you disagree with anything he said?

May 16, 2013  09:51 AM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Should be fun the rest of the way...

How long do they suspend Torres for this time? Ten games? Twenty? Now ... we all know that if that was Rick Nash, absolutely nothing would happen.

May 16, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Looked shoulder to shoulder to me. Why the trip to NY?

Coz he's a repeat, repeat, repeat, repeat offender. I'm thinking 6 games.

May 16, 2013  09:52 AM ET
QUOTE(#3):

I've got that song by Argent running through my head now.

That's a good jam.....takes me back many years

May 16, 2013  09:56 AM ET
QUOTE(#7):

2 things Joe will never be confused with - champion and class act.

World Junior, World Cup of Hockey and Olympic championships say otherwise...

May 16, 2013  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I know you guys dont like Jumbo Joe, but seriously, do you disagree with anything he said?

not really, only the hypocrisy of it. It's never a bad thing until one of your teammates gets hit. i saw it for years with the Devils when Scott Stevens was gift-wrapping his elbows all over the league

May 16, 2013  09:58 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

World Junior, World Cup of Hockey and Olympic championships say otherwise...

because of or in spite of?

May 16, 2013  10:06 AM ET
QUOTE(#13):

World Junior, World Cup of Hockey and Olympic championships say otherwise...

Joe may be too soft for Lord Stanley's mug but, he's got some silverware of his own. Not bad.

May 16, 2013  10:31 AM ET
QUOTE(#5):

Looked shoulder to shoulder to me. Why the trip to NY?

That's the way I saw it too. Stoll's head snaps around, but it was just a hard hit to the shoulder.

May 16, 2013  10:39 AM ET
QUOTE(#17):

Stoll's head snaps around, but it was just a hard hit to the shoulder.

I agree.....but we are talking Raffi Torres here.

May 16, 2013  10:43 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

I know you guys dont like Jumbo Joe, but seriously, do you disagree with anything he said?

Nope.

 
May 16, 2013  10:44 AM ET

Music trivia: Former Argent guitarist/keyboardist Russ Ballard went solo and in 1984 recorded a single called 'Voices'. If you liked 'Hold Your Head Up' you'll like Voices. Maybe our DJ, Canuck eh, can find it, lol ...

Good to finally see a post about the Kings/Sharks series, yes, there is playoff hockey on the west coast too.

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