Shawn Thornton speaks out against those ‘exploiting’ deaths of Rick Rypien, Wade Belak » Shawn Thornton, Jody Shelley

Shawn Thornton doesn't appreciate how some have viewed a sad summer for hockey. (AP)

Shawn Thornton doesn’t appreciate how some have viewed a sad summer for hockey. (AP)

As an elbow pad goes flying, Boston Bruins left wing Shawn Thornton, right, fights Philadelphia Flyers left wing Jody Shelley during the first period of an NHL hockey game, Thursday, Jan. 13, 2011, in Boston. (AP Photo/Charles Krupa)