Blog reader/commenter/ruiner Spade and I have a bet going on this season, regarding whether Joe Thornton or Ryan Getzlaf will have more points when it's all over. The winner (me, probably) gets a glorious t-shirt from this website purchased by the loser (Spade, in all likelihood).
Let's take a look at the stats!
|2011 - Joe Thornton||16||52||68||15||22|
|2011 - Ryan Getzlaf||9||40||49||-12||66|
The Sharks have eleven games remaining, the Ducks have nine. Thornton could probably just chill out and not score any more points for the rest of the season and he would still win the points race, but then the Sharks will probably miss the playoffs so please god Joe don't do that.
I think it may be difficult for us to truly appreciate how incredible Joe Thornton is as a player, since we're his contemporaries and we have seen his highs and lows and have watched him struggle. Great figures rarely get the proper respect in their own time. It's like how in Shakespeare's time everyone said his plays were stupid and made fun of him for wearing funny clothes and probably being gay.
Perhaps a future generation will be able to actually comprehend Joe Thornton's talent. It's ironic: I envy future fans for their advantageous perspective, but I'm sure they would envy me because I'm a first-hand witness to the miracle of Thornton! Hahaha, how very droll.
Long story short, Joe Thornton is amazing and Ryan Getzlaf is poo.
Prediction: I look really awesome in my new shirt.
Today's movie is Shaun of the Dead. That's all I've got about that.