Sharks captain Joe Thornton, as you may have read, was pretty critical of his own team, then took a shot at the New York Rangers after San Jose's 5-2 loss at Madison Square Garden on Monday night.

"To be honest with you, they were probably the softest team we played against on this road trip and we should have had the two points," Thornton said. "We played some good teams and I think we should have beaten these guys."

First the two coaches responded to Thornton's comments:

"Joe said that?" Rangers coach John Tortorella said. "Wonderful."

Todd McLellan tried not to get involved: "That's his opinion and he's entitled to it."

And you know the media/blog world wasn't going to ignore what Thornton had to say. Here's a small sampling: