Shawn Thornton

Former Bruin Shawn Thornton on MFB: 'I really don't care' what's going on in B's locker room

March 30, 2015 - 8:36 am
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Former Bruins and current Panthers winger Shawn Thornton joined Middays with MFB on Monday to discuss the NHL playoff race. To hear the interview, go to the MFB audio on demand page. The Bruins are in the eighth and final playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, but they are only three points ahead of the Senators (who have a game in hand) and four ahead of Florida. "I haven't been following [the Bruins] much at all, to be honest," Thornton said. "Obviously, the points race, we follow if they win or lose because we're four behind them and we play them twice. But I haven't been watching their games or anything. ... We're making it interesting, that's for sure." Added Thornton: "We're aware of the situation that we can't lose either of those games [against the Bruins]. ... We're giving ourselves a chance." The first of the two games between Florida and the Bruins will be in Boston on Tuesday night. It will be the second time Thornton will play at TD Garden since leaving Boston after last season. "It's still a little different," Thornton said. "Playing in that building for seven years on one side and then playing on the other, it's a little different." Thornton was a leader on and off the ice during his time with Boston. Recently, with Thornton gone, the Bruins' dedication and effort has been questioned by management, as many players have not lived up to their expectations. "To be completely honest, guys, I really don't care," Thornton said when asked about the B's struggles. "I have my locker room I have to worry about, I can't be worried about what's going on in theirs." Whether it's the Bruins, Ottawa or Florida, Thornton believes that the eighth seed in the East will have a chance to upset the top seed. "Once you're in the playoffs, anything can happen," Thornton said. For more Bruins news, visit the team page at weei.com/boston.