Joe Thornton’s racy quote lights up Twitter

Joe Thornton may never have intended for his off-coloured comments to be published but Nick Kypreos says the fallout will change how NHL players deal with media in their dressing rooms.

    San Jose Sharks forward Tomas Hertl has been the talk of the hockey world since his controversial four-goal performance Tuesday night.

    That was until teammate Joe Thornton stole the spotlight from the Sharks’ rookie Thursday, after uttering this response to a question posed by reporters to Patrick Marleau in the Sharks dressing room, as reported by the Vancouver Province.

    “Shut up, have you ever played the game?”

    He then added:

    “I’d have my c--- out if I scored four goals. I’d have my c--- out, stroking it.”

    As you can imagine, it didn't take long for the Twittervserse to weigh in on Thornton's comments.