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herman:
Might as well, since Mirtle, Johnston, LeBrun, and Friedman have all mentioned the possibility and mutual interest of Joe Thornton finally landing in Toronto.
To follow up on @mirtle's piece, my understanding is that both Kyle Dubas and Sheldon Keefe have talked to Joe Thornton about the Leafs' interest. So let's see where this goes. Feels like the Sharks or Leafs at this point. I do think Jumbo would be a terrific fit in Toronto. https://t.co/3jZwu8r4x8— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) October 14, 2020
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In the first post-trade deadline 31 Thoughts, @FriedgeHNIC weighs in on Joe Thornton's future, if the NHL will address the EBUG situation, the Vincent Trocheck deal, and much more.

Presented by @GMCcanada.https://t.co/daR9ulwPF7— Sportsnet (@Sportsnet) February 26, 2020
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Wondering where the Joe Thornton to the Leafs stuff came from? Here’s your answer: https://t.co/Ei9ck85rQm— Steve “Dangle” Glynn (@Steve_Dangle) October 13, 2020
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As per highly respected Neue Zürcher Zeitung, Joe Thornton has signed with #HCDavos, and will play this weekend with the 31-time Swiss champs. According to @NZZSport JT will not count against the import quota as he carries a Swiss passport. Nothing official yet from @HCDavos_off. https://t.co/x83XxwOTFq— Szymon Szemberg (@Sz1909_Szemberg) October 15, 2020
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Meanwhile, he will be hitting the ice for Davos

herman:
In 31 thoughts, Friedman mentioned that Joe Thornton could be traded out of SJ — but only at his request. He's uh, still really good... pic.twitter.com/LzU0xYI0bC— zach laing (@zjlaing) January 29, 2020
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I'm not sure the world is ready for what will happen when Thornton helps Nick Robertson put up a 4-goal game.

Nik:

I'm very doubtful we see Thornton in any other NHL uniform but San Jose. He just seems to have entered into the Shane Doan territory of caring more about maintaining what he's got going on lifestyle wise than hockey pursuits.

CarltonTheBear:

--- Quote from: Nik on October 15, 2020, 09:09:22 AM ---I'm very doubtful we see Thornton in any other NHL uniform but San Jose. He just seems to have entered into the Shane Doan territory of caring more about maintaining what he's got going on lifestyle wise than hockey pursuits.
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I get where you're coming with this but San Jose and Arizona are also very, very different organizations. The Sharks have generally been contenders or contenders-ish during his entire time there. Even the season prior to this one they got to the 3rd round. I think Joe still very much wants to win, and the fact that he expressed how disappointed he was at the deadline when the Sharks couldn't/didn't move him shows that.

Doesn't mean I'd rule a return to the Sharks out there. Maybe he thinks they'll be able to rebound, there's still some good players there.

Nik:

--- Quote from: CarltonTheBear on October 15, 2020, 09:13:33 AM ---I get where you're coming with this but San Jose and Arizona are also very, very different organizations. The Sharks have generally been contenders or contenders-ish during his entire time there. Even the season prior to this one they got to the 3rd round. I think Joe still very much wants to win, and the fact that he expressed how disappointed he was at the deadline when the Sharks couldn't/didn't move him shows that.

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I don't think for a second Shane Doan ever stopped wanting to win either, he just didn't want to enough to move for it.

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