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Joe S.:

Guilt Trip:

--- Quote from: Nik on October 16, 2020, 12:05:44 PM ---
--- Quote from: CarltonTheBear on October 16, 2020, 11:18:10 AM ---I'm really not sure what him signing a 1 year deal vs. a 3 year deal has to do with his desire to win.
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I think it speaks to a general uncertainty about how committed he was to playing, let alone playing somewhere that gave him the best chance at a cup.


--- Quote from: CarltonTheBear on October 16, 2020, 11:18:10 AM ---Or it seems like a guy who is so focused on being the best player he can be for the upcoming season that he'd start training for it now instead of hanging out in sunny San Jose.

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I'm not intending for this to come off as some sort of serious criticism of Joe Thornton as a person. If his perspective on life/work balance doesn't involve uprooting his family to chase a cup then I say bravo to him. Likewise, if his loyalty to San Jose supersedes a win at all cost instinct I think that's admirable.

But realistically, I think you have to weigh the relative training benefits of playing with Davos vs. the training he could do in San Jose vs. the injury risks both places as well. I really don't think Davos would be the "win a cup at all costs" decision there but that's just my read on it.

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Playing in meaningful games is better then training/scrimmaging.

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