You put the “C” on the jersey of the guy you feel that epitomizes your franchise, leads by example, and shows class, integrity, and sportsmanship.
Usually that’s what you do…
Thatta boy, Jumbo Joe.
I thought it was fitting for the referees to call this one, on the heels of Kevin Bieksa calling out his own teammates in Vancouver:
“I know guys will do whatever it takes for a power play to win a game. But sometimes they’re crossing that line of integrity. I think for the better of the game, for the good of the game we need people to stay on that line and not cross it, and not dive and exaggerate for calls.”
That quote via NBC. Obviously, Mr. Thornton wasn’t listening…at all.