Read: Joe Thornton Apologizes For His Comments

On Monday night, Joe Thornton called the Rangers “soft.” The next day Thornton told Darren Dreger that “soft” wasn’t the word he meant to say in describing the Rangers.

On Tuesday, John Tortorella RIPPED Into Thornton during an event at the MSG training center.

Thornton apologized formally, in the San Jose Mercury News, for his comments yesterday:

“Every couple of years you have to say some sort of bone-headed thing,” Thornton said. “Usually I’m pretty good, but I say the wrong word once in awhile. But no harm done. I just used the wrong word.”

He said he had no comment on what John Tortorella had to say.