Morning Skate 111: Thornton video making waves

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Morning Skate 111: Thornton video making waves

Bruce Arthur with a solid column on what goes into the Bruins and Canucks holding such an electric, contemptible rivalry and why thats so engrossing at the NHL level.

A Vancouver Province blogger that uses esoteric reaches at humor to varying degrees of success in deconstructing the Shawn ThorntonTony Gallagher CSNNE hit from Tuesday night. Methinks youre trying a little too hard to be funny, chief.

Another take from Greg Wyshynski that hits the nail close to the head on Thorntons takedown of Gallagher for calling the Bs enforcer unethical. Perhaps that was the wrong choice of words, eh?

The Pro Hockey Talk Boys have their own take on the ThorntonGallagher tiff, and let the video speak for itself.

The Orange County Register has a nice piece on Teemu Selanne thriving and surviving through the ravages of time and the savage NHL.

I always wondered what happened to Paul Shirley after he stopped writing on the Bill Simmons web site and now we find out that he went through his own personal Razors Edge experience.

For something completely different: when Darth Vader attacks.

Quotes, notes and stars: Pomeranz 'made one pitch that hurt' Red Sox

Quotes, notes and stars: Pomeranz 'made one pitch that hurt' Red Sox

BOSTON - Quotes, notes and stars from the Red Sox' 4-2 loss to the Detroit Tigers:

QUOTES:

"He pitched as we had anticipated at the time of the trade.'' - John Farrell on Drew Pomeranz.

"I had a good curveball and I was locating my fastball a lot better. I was in a lot better counts all night, but I made one pitch that hurt us.'' - Pomeranz on his outing.

"He was able to limit the damage against a very good offensive team. He pitched well enough to win. I just wish we could have put more runs on the board for him.'' - Jackie Bradley Jr. on Pomeranz.

 

NOTES:

* Until Monday night, the Red Sox had won their last six series openers.

* Drew Pomeranz has allowed four or fewer hits in 12 of his 18 starts this season.

* Eleven of Travis Shaw's last 15 hits have been for extra bases.

* Jackie Bradley Jr. had his 25th multi-hit game.

* Sandy Leon is hitting .500 (11-for-22) with runners in scoring position.

* The Red Sox are 21-21 in games decided by two or fewer runs.

* Dustin Pedroia (walk, single) has reached base in 28 straight games.

* Xander Bogaerts has 133 hits through 97 games. Since 1940, only Wade Boggs (134 in 1983; 135 in 1987) and Adrian Gonzalez (135 in 2011) had more.

STARS:

1) Justin Verlander

Verlander has enjoyed a bounce-back season of sorts this year, and the Red Sox got to see it up close Monday night as Verlander limited them a single run over six innings.

2) Jose Iglesias

The former Red Sox shortstop haunted his old team with a two-run homer in the sixth to put the Tigers ahead to stay.

3) Drew Pomeranz

The lefty absorbed the loss, but pitched well enough to win, giving up two runs in six innings while striking out seven.