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Now is the time for star players to step up and show why they are worth their millions of dollars in salary.
Joe Thornton is on pace for a respectable 79 points, but we've come to expect better from the 24-year-old star.
Boston center Joe Thornton isn't fond of the star treatment he's been getting from opponents lately.
They're not making any guarantees in Nashville this season, but the Predators are feeling good about their chances.