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Facing Off: Q&A with Joe Thornton

Updated: October 13, 2005, 12:32 PM ET
By David Amber | Special to ESPN.com

With the city of Boston waiting for the Bruins to join the Patriots and Red Sox in the championship circle, a lot of weight has been put on the broad shoulders of 26-year-old Joe Thornton.

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Coming into his prime, the former No. 1 overall pick says he's ready to deliver. Considering he already has taken on his hulking brothers, Iron Mike Keenan and every hacker in the NHL, it's not surprising he's ready for the challenge.

Joe went toe-to-toe with ESPN's David ...

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