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BOSTON MA - DECEMBER 02:  Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins reacts after his goal in the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 2 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston Massachusetts.  (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
BOSTON MA - DECEMBER 02: Shawn Thornton #22 of the Boston Bruins reacts after his goal in the second period against the Tampa Bay Lightning on December 2 2010 at the TD Garden in Boston Massachusetts. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
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6 - The total number of goals scored by Shawn Thornton over the past calendar year.

Not designed to pile on Scott Gomez (ok, maybe a bit a lot), but having a fourth liner like Thornton who brings a bunch of muscle while also chipping in on the offensive end makes his $812,500 salary seems that much better when compared to Gomez's $7.35 million deal.