• email
  • Bookmark and Share

Thornton thought a fight with Kesler would be a good way to start series

VANCOUVER - San Jose Sharks captain Joe Thornton says he thought a fight would be a good way to start the NHL Western Conference final.

Thornton and Vancouver Canucks centre Ryan Kesler jostled and exchanged words during the opening faceoff of Sunday's game.

Kesler told reporters Wednesday that Thornton asked him to fight. Kesler declined.

Thornton laughed about the incident.

I thought "let's start the series off with a bang," Thornton said. "That's about it."

Asked if he was surprised Kesler refused his offer, Thornton smiled.

"No," he said.

Thornton said he enjoys playing against Kesler.

"It's fun playing against world-class players," he said. "It makes you compete harder."

Thornton had a goal in San Jose's 3-2 loss to open the series. Game 2 will be Wednesday.

More Stories

Daniel Sedin, Kesler return to practice as Canucks chase playoff berth

VANCOUVER - It was another one of those days in the Vancouver Canucks' chaotic 2014 season. The...

Ryan Kesler expected to miss 'at least a couple weeks,' says Tortorella

WASHINGOTN, - Vancouver Canucks forward Ryan Kesler will miss "at least a couple weeks" with a...

Joe Thornton's goal caps comeback for Sharks in 5-3 win over Penguins

SAN JOSE, Calif. - As soon as the San Jose Sharks started taking the body, they took over the...

Kesler remains in Vancouver after trade deadline despite multiple rumours

VANCOUVER - Ryan Kesler will remain a Vancouver Canuck, at least for the rest of this season....
blog comments powered by Disqus

THN on Twitter

Was firing Barry Trotz a good move by the Nashville Predators?


Our Partners