BREAKING NEWS: Shawn Thornton Doesn’t Like Phil Kessel…Duh?

"Kessel sucks and Bitz is dead to me!"

 “…..I don’t like him.”   

Shawn Thornton  stated the obvious this morning on the Toucher  & Rich  morning show and  admitted he wasn’t the biggest fan of Phil Kessel.  “I don’t know if we’re better off without him, but I know he wasn’t the best fit.” Granted it took some prodding from the T&R, but it was nice to finally hear it. After discussing the team’s dynamic with & without Kessel, Thornton talked about the crowd’s reaction to Phil the Thrill’s return on Saturday night. “I hope he didn’t come here thinking he was going to get cheered whenever touched the puck.” He mentioned that there are some players who love getting the hate from the crowd, but from the looks of it, Phil isn’t one of them. Pitty. Not really.  

Phil Kessel isn’t the only one on Thornton’s shit list. Thornton is evidently still a tad bitter that his former linemate, Byron Bitzleft him for the glamorous first line. “I don’t know anyone by the name Byron Bitz…”   You can hear the entire interview on the Toucher & Rich podcast (fast forward to 26:10 for the interveiw) on 98.5 The Sports Hub.


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6 thoughts on “BREAKING NEWS: Shawn Thornton Doesn’t Like Phil Kessel…Duh?

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Cameron Frye, Cameron Frye. Cameron Frye said: BREAKING NEWS: Shawn Thornton Doesn't Like Phil Kessel…Duh? #Bruins #sblog […]

  2. Caroline December 10, 2009 at 4:53 pm Reply

    meeting him on Sunday, he told us that he “wouldn’t mind smacking him upside the head a few times… but strangely, we were never on the ice at the same time [laughs]” …he only commented after looking around for video cameras haha

  3. Caroline December 10, 2009 at 5:02 pm Reply

    oh and he also said Bitzy is his BFF 🙂

  4. […] • Boston Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton(notes) wasn’t exactly what you’d call a Phil Kessel(notes) fan during the now-truculent forward’s time with the B’s: "I don’t know if we’re better off without him, but I know he wasn’t the best fit." [Cameron Frye] […]

  5. […] Kessel claiming not to be bothered by the boo’s, even though his coach said otherwise – Shawn Thornton publically admitting on the Toucher and Rich show that he didn’t like Kessel, and enjoyed the garden jobbing him – buildup, buildup, these games are all about buildup. […]

  6. Tim December 12, 2009 at 1:41 am Reply

    Yeah no big surprise there. Thorton is a class act, I watched him walk out of the garden after the first Toronto beat-down with his g/f. He stopped to sign some stuff for a few kids. Got to love this guy.

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