Thornton pounds a mag (above)
Thornton checks a fag (below)
Boston Bruins Schedules1998-99 Season Schedule: a bad year!?
1999-00 Season Schedule: This is our year!?
Joe Thornton LinksIn Depth with Joe 07/98
Yahoo Thornton Page
Apr 26 98
Back to Phils filesPhils files
YEAR TM GP G A PTS +/- PIM PPG SOG PCT
97-98 Bos 55 3 4 7 -6 19 0 33 9.1
98-99 Bos 81 16 25 41 3 69 7 128 12.5
99-00 Bos 9 1 4 5 1 2 0 22 4.5
Stay tuned for more high-light goals... Phil 10-22-99
Some people feel that Joe had a bad year for his rookie year, only netting 3 goals. As a 18 year old thrown into the fire, he did a good job, considering he spent most of the year on a checking line with Ken Baumgartner. I wouldn't expect him to score very many goals in that situation. But he did learn to focus on the defensive half of the game, and this will pay off big time in the future. If you check my links to the left, you will find a story explaining that for the first time in his life, Joe is eating right, working out daily, and is adding muscle to his frame. I just hope that the added muscle does not slow down his skating, but it won't. It looks like Joe will get a chance to be the 2nd line center, which will give him a chance to be creative offensively, and score alot of points. This will be a huge plus for the Bruins, who will miss Kyle mclaren for sure, but should be more potent offensively. HERE WE GO BRUINS, HERE WE GO Prediction: 40 goals this year. Phil 10-09-98
Upper Deck card- yes I'm a collector