GIF: Shawn Thornton politely gets Justin Abdelkader’s attention

Boston’s Shawn Thornton is one of the more physical players in the NHL. That’s what makes the way he tried to get Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader’s attention so hilarious.



Remove your glove and gently tap your opponent on the shoulder. The previous sentence is so ridiculously polite that it’s hard to imagine it actually happening in hockey.

(H/T Reddit Hockey)

David Rogers

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