San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton called the New York Rangers "soft" after the Rangers' 5-2 victory Monday at Madison Square. Sort of strange timing, considering that the Blueshirts won going away. It also did not sit well with Rangers' coach John Tortorella.
"It surprised me, and I've never heard a player say that. Joe's a heck of a player, but here's a player popping off about our team, and Joe hasn't won a g--damn thing in this league. He could go down as a player, being one of the better players in our league never to win anything. So what he should do is just shut up. It was uncalled for, it was classless, and I've never had it happen like that before," Tortorella said.
The Rangers and Sharks do not meet again this season, so the Rangers won't have a chance to show Thonrton first-hand that they disagree.