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Bruins will not re-sign Shawn Thornton

When Bruins president Cam Neely called Shawn Thornton seven years ago to try to sell him on Boston, the forward had been in the city maybe once. He had never played at the Garden. He didn’t know much.

He certainly couldn’t have anticipated a seven-year tenure that brought him his second Stanley Cup (after winning one with Anaheim) and the first for the Bruins in 39 years.

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