Thornton and Samsonov are 26 and 27, respectively. Both have been incredible for the Bruins, leading them into the playoffs in '98, '99, '02, '03, and '04. At least when you look at the Celtics, you can see what they are doing and why, but the Bruins just don't make any sense this year.
Said Samsonov: “Am I surprised? Probably not. But I’m a little disappointed. It’s been a different kind of year than past years, that’s for sure, with the trades. I think they’re trying to figure out what direction they want to go in. But obviously, they decided they didn’t want me in their plans.”
Samsanov's record as a Bruin: