on the canucks board, thornton is getting a lot of respect for how he played this year. that wasn't the joe thornton everyone has been bashing for so long. not only did he play great and was easily the most dangerous shark all series, but he seemed like a heart and soul leader too, especially playing with a separated shoulder after the torres hit. i'm curious among fans who may not have followed the series as close as we all did. obviously he is still lacking a cup, but has he shed his choker label now?