In what I can only describe as a surprise move, the Boston Bruins will NOT be resigning Shawn Thornton. I say surprise move because the Bruins are such a well rounded team where the sum of the parts are what matters and Shawn Thornton is one of the best fourth line players currently in the NHL.
It will be interesting to see where he ends up signing. A team like the Toronto Maple Leafs may want to kick the tires on this one. Thornton would add the energy and grit that the Leafs are missing. At a 1.1 million dollar price tag, any team would benefit with having Thornton on their fourth line.
Let’s see how things play out when the free agency begins July 1st.