Boston Bruins forward Shawn Thornton is a tough son-of-a-gun.
He's not the most talented guy in the NHL, but he's built quite a following for himself in Boston by simply being a stand-up guy on the ice who can pitch in some offense and score some big goals.
Tuesday night, he added to his own legend in Boston with one of the ultimate "tough-guy" maneuvers.
Shortly after taking a skate blade above the eye (total accident), Thornton was skating off the ice while he bled all over it. Apparently, some idiot on the Chicago bench had the gall to say something to Thornton, and that set him off.
To recap: Thornton was clipped by a skate blade and needed 40 stitches, and someone on the Chicago bench thought it was funny enough to say something. Whatever it was, Thornton wanted to fight the guy while he was bleeding all over the place.
And you don't think hockey players are different ... ?