B's Thornton makes cameo appearance in movie 'Ted'


B's Thornton makes cameo appearance in movie 'Ted'

The show business rise of Bruins enforcer Shawn Thornton continues as he scored himself a small cameo role in the Major motion picture Ted that opened this weekend in movie theaters all across the country.

The comedy stars Boston native Mark Wahlberg as a man with a teddy bear best friend (dont ask!) named Ted voiced by Family Guys Seth MacFarlane that makes life difficult for him.

The absurd comedy was written and directed by MacFarlane, so it has all the same stupid humor elements of the MacFarlane-penned Family Guy that still end up making the audience laugh as they cringe. Thorntons quick role takes place toward the end of the movie while Wahlberg is singing badly on stage. The Bruins enforcer rushes the stage as an enraged berserker from the audience as boos begin raining down from the crowd.

Wahlberg slams the onrushing Thornton in the face with his microphone stand just as the Bruins forward gets to the stage, and then keeps right on singing. It's a little bit of a stretch to think the 5-foot-8-ish Wahlberg could take down one of the NHL's toughest customers, but that's what Hollywood acting is all about in the end.The best part: Thornton is listed as Crazy Guy in the final credits for Ted as listed on IMDB.com.

Bruins defenseman Andrew Ference was asked on twitter about Thornton playing Crazy Guy in a movie, and responded by saying thats what hes listed as in the Bruins media guide as well.

Theres no telling if Thornton was picked for the role based solely on his thespian chops or because both he and Wahlberg are good friends with boxer Micky Ward.

But that likely isnt too hard to figure out.

Heres a link to the scene with Thornton and Wahlberg while it was being filmed nearly a year ago.

Morning Skate: Asking price on Shattenkirk should scare off Bruins

Morning Skate: Asking price on Shattenkirk should scare off Bruins

Here are all the links from around the hockey world, and what I’m reading after watching the Boston Celtics take a hard pass on the Boogie. 
-- Bob McKenzie sits in with the good folks at TSN 1200 Ottawa sports radio and talks a little Claude Julien of the Montreal Canadiens

-- The Avalanche youth movement is set to begin as quickly as March 1, as Colorado may move some of its veteran players at the trade deadline. 
-- Ryan Johansen got snubbed in his return to Columbus for the first time as a member of the Nashville Predators. That’s too bad, but it’s also not exactly Wayne Gretzky returning to the Edmonton Oilers for the first time. 
-- The price tag for Kevin Shattenkirk is in and it includes a top prospect and a first-round pick, along with another piece, for a rental defenseman. That should be far too rich for the Bruins’ blood. The B's were already intent on avoiding the rental market ahead of the trade deadline, and the steep price -- even for a potentially useful short-term acquisition like the puck-moving Shattenkirk -- should make that even more of a certainty. 
-- Ken Campbell asks whether hockey agents have gone too far in chasing after prospective prospects before they even enter their teenage years. 

 -- Bobby Ryan has a hand injury that’s going to sideline him, another piece of bad luck for the Senators forward. 
-- For something completely different: On President’s Day, it seems only natural to go through the favorite Presidents in the history of the Marvel Universe.