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Thornton, Bruins will miss each other

Updated: June 16, 2014, 11:41 PM ET
By Joe McDonald | ESPNBoston.com

BOSTON -- His playing days with the Boston Bruins are now a memory, but Shawn Thornton has earned the right to be mentioned in the same breath as Bobby Orr, Terry O'Reilly, Ray Bourque and Cam Neely.

Statistically, that notion obviously is a stretch. But Thornton wore the black-and-gold sweater with honor and respect. For seven seasons, he was a force both on and off the ice and was a major contributor when the Bruins erased a 39-year drought and won the Stanley Cup in 2011.

He bled ...

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