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Sharks Gameday: Insomnia

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Sharks captain Joe Thornton leads his team to playoff victory against the Red Wings, a team that used to be good but that hasn't made it out of the second round for the past couple of years, so they're all a bunch of chokers as far as I'm concerned.
Sharks captain Joe Thornton leads his team to playoff victory against the Red Wings, a team that used to be good but that hasn't made it out of the second round for the past couple of years, so they're all a bunch of chokers as far as I'm concerned.

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San Jose Sharks
@ Boston Bruins

Saturday, Oct 22, 2011, 4:00 PM PDT
TD Garden

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The film Insomnia (my 77th-favorite movie) is an exploration of the extreme measures a "good" man will go to in a desperate situation. Pushed to the brink mentally and physically by lack of sleep and intense stress, LAPD detective Will Dormer drifts further and further from his moral center. Along the way he shows that he is willing to conceal the truth and possibly commit murder in order to do what he thinks is "right."

In related news, the comments on articles like this make me want to commit murder.

My doctor and lawyer have both advised me to avoid engaging in arguments about Joe Thornton any more, so I'll just quote some stuff from a post I wrote last season, when Thornton was approaching his 1,000th career point.

Here are charts I put together on April 6th, 2011. They show the top ten scorers among active players, looking at overall points and points per game. Obviously this information is out-of-date now (and a couple of these players are no longer active) but when I think about having to update these charts my vision turns red and I start hearing a disturbing screams, so this will have to do.

  PLY PTS
1 Recchi 1,533
2 Modano 1,374
3 Selanne 1,336
4 Lidstrom 1,108
5 Weight 1,033
6 Alfredsson 1,023
7 Kovalev 1,022
8 Iginla 1,001
9 Thornton 999
10 Whitney 925

 

  PLY PTS PG
1 Selanne 1.064
2 Thornton 1.007
3 Alfredsson 0.969
4 Recchi 0.929
5 Modano 0.918
6 Iginla 0.907
7 Weight 0.834
8 Whitney 0.809
9 Kovalev 0.787
10 Lidstrom 0.743

 

In summary, if you believe the criteria for becoming a Hall of Famer should be revised or clarified, that's fine. But if you don't think Joe Thornton belongs in the Hall of Fame you'd better have a better reason than "no Cup" or you're due for a swift punch in the dick.

Prediction: Sharks punch the Bruins in the dick.