It’s the preseason, right? No big deal. Just another game.
Oh, that’s right: The last time the San Jose Sharks met the Los Angeles Kings before Tuesday night's exhibition game was the last game of their first-round series, and the completion of the Kings’ “reverse sweep” of the Sharks.
Oh, that’s right: The Kings’ star defenseman, Drew Doughty, infamously called out the Sharks’ leaders, saying that even after the Kings’ first victory in the series he knew they were afraid of losing. “You could see it in their eyes and their team and their captains and leaders that they were worried about us coming back. So we don’t want to give these guys any life,” said Doughty.
So just another game, right Joe Thornton?
“I’ve never really cared if people have compliments or people have jabs,” Thornton said on Tuesday. “It doesn’t change my mindset. You just go out and play. You don’t pay attention to that kind of stuff.”
That said, there are elements of hate even in the preseason. “We don’t likeRead More »from Joe Thornton downplays Doughty’s taunt before game vs. Kings