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As if people weren't confusing Thorty with Joe Thornton enough...

First, I would like to apologise to Joe Thornton for the quality of strip clubs in the South Bay. If you would like nicer strip clubs, come to San Francisco! Just make sure you check orientation, or at the very least, notice people in lots of leather loitering outside (unless that's your kind of thing, of course).

Second, go watch the clip on TSN called "Backup Plan". It's pretty funny. It makes fun of the life of Jamie McLennan and his role as backup to Roberto Luongo.

So, I was stunned all night, and I was reading online articles about the trade and stuff, and finally, when I read this, I started to cry:
Primeau left a note on the greaseboard in the Sharks' locker room that read: ``Good luck boys, I will miss you guys, Preems.''

I think a lot of people know about the Joe Thornton side of the trade, that he found out after he'd had dinner with his parents, who had flown to Boston to watch him play the Sens today.

But probably only the Sharks and Stars fans know that our boys found out just before game time. Sturm, Stuart and Primeau all took the pre-game skate. Niko and Fahey were in the press box as healthy scratches and had to rush down fifteen minutes before faceoff, and we were short a forward for the game.

From Sharks shakeup: 4-player trade / Tottering team deals for Boston's Thornton:

Wilson had to pull the trigger right before game time. Stuart, Sturm and Primeau all participated in the pregame skate 20 minutes earlier. Niko Dimitrakos and Jim Fahey were in the press box as healthy scratches and rushed down to join their teammates on the bench as the teams were lined up for the opening faceoff.

The three departing Sharks returned to the team hotel during the first period and were unavailable for comment.

"We got the news two minutes before we were to go out and play, and that's the toughest situation I've been in during my career," said Sharks forward Scott Thornton, a cousin of Joe Thornton. "We're all to blame for this. When trades happen it's because the whole team underperforms. It's not to single those three guys out by any means. We should all feel guilty about those guys having to leave."

And because this was funny, from Deal should provide boost rest of way:
``He's the whole package,'' Wilson said.

``It's a little bizarre,'' the whole package said in a late-night conference call with reporters from his Boston home.

And another thing on how last minute the deal was, from Three departing players were popular with team:
``That came down awful fast,'' Coach Ron Wilson said. ``Doug had told me that something could happen while guys were on the ice for the warm-up. That was the first time. We were scrambling. I had no idea of the magnitude. I thought it might be a one-player deal or something.''

I'll be recording the Sens/Bruins game today even though it's got the makings of a bloodbath cos' I want to see "our boys" in their debut with the Bruins.

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dude thats brutal the whole way arond, a phone call! and them finding out after the skate... jesus *hugs hard*

Yeah, at least our boys got told in person. *hugs*

Man it's going to be so weird seeing Joe Thorton in a Sharks jersey and Sturm, Primeau and Stuart in Bruins jerseys...

The weird thing is I can already picture all of them in their new jerseys. I think because Marco's German jersey was kind of yellowish, and Joe Thornton looks a little bit like Thorty, haha.

Poo. I can't see the video of the Jamie McLennan thing. :kicks things:

Primeau left a note on the greaseboard in the Sharks' locker room that read: ``Good luck boys, I will miss you guys, Preems.''

:weepy: I hate trades. Even if it is for the better or down the road you learn that it was for the better at the time they're so sad.

It won't play? Do you have the latest version of Windows Media Player? If you're on dialup I can put it somewhere for you to download...

Yeah, they're almost always sad. *sniffle*

I do have the latest player of WMP. I'm fairly sure. But for the longest time for some reason certain videos won't play on my computer. They used to. There was a time when pretty much everything would play on my computer but then one day for reasons I don't know, it just stopped.

But if sometime you could put it up somewhere, maybe I could try it that way. Though, I'm not sure that would work either.

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Haha, you know about the bar fight incident where he got arrested, right?

That's a lovely nickname for him! *grin*

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I didn't know he was pepper sprayed! That makes me giggle inappropriately.

I remember when Jamie and Joe were traded after the game. *That* killed me. That's so brutal, 2 minutes before.

At least the Sharks GM flew to Dallas to give them the news. Unlike Mike O' Connell who phoned it in. :P

what? well if that's true, we the public didn't know until the next day. I remember it was on trade deadline day.

Really? Maybe my mind's messed up.

Sens/Bruins was all backwards and weird! It was good to see Marco smile when he scored, but holy fuck did they look depressed walking into the building. Sigh.

I haven't watched the game yet, but I'm so proud of my boys!!! I'm glad they got out to a good start. *sigh*

:( I thought of you and Lira last night, inbetween freakouts and "what??" I think I threw my pen at the TV, there's a little bit of a memory blank or something ummm. Dude, this is all sorts of crazy. *hugs you*

*hugs* Thank you, I spent all of last night being stunned, and today I was all happy about my boys being good in their Boston debuts and they all look pretty happy and that made me feel good and then I saw Joe Thornton in a Sharks jersey and it was sooooooooooo weird!!!!!!!!

When I heard about it last night, all I could do was go, "What? ...What!?" I'm still stunned.

I know, tomorrow's game is going to be so strange.

i'd really like a copy of that game. maybe we can rewatch it together and cry like little girls. :(

I still have it on my TiVo and I've archived it for posterity! They said such nice things about our boys. They had a feature at the first intermission about how all three of them contributed to the first two goals, and they had interviews with Stuart and Wayne.

And all of them kept calling themselves "we" like they're the little Sharks mini strike force. *sigh*

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