In an interview with Comcast SportsNet New England and 98.5 The Sports Hub's Michael Felger, Shawn Thornton admitted that what he was able to bring to the Bruins during their Stanley Cup Finals run went unmatched by the Vancouver Canucks.
"[Nobody] on that side stepped up," said Thornton. "I don't want to be the sore winner and start badmouthing people over there, but I know if people on [the Canucks] were acting the way I was, I probably would have [come] off the bench and had a word about it . . . "
Thornton was inserted into the Bruins lineup for game three of the series, which the Bruins went on to win, 8-1, the most lopsided of their four Stanley Cup Final victories.
Thornton also confessed that he had some words for Roberto Luongo before game six, after Luongo had insinuated that he was a better goaltender than the Bruins' Tim Thomas.
"I can't repeat what I said," said Thornton. "I honestly can't. I would get suspended."