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Title: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: herman on October 16, 2020, 04:58:16 PM
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 16, 2020, 04:59:41 PM
Sounds like a player who wants to win a Cup to me...
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 16, 2020, 05:01:21 PM

I was not expecting him to sign for $700k at all. Even Koivu got $1.5mil.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Guilt Trip on October 16, 2020, 05:01:50 PM
Sounds like a player who wants to win a Cup to me...
Nice touch!
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Joe S. on October 16, 2020, 05:02:03 PM
Well how about that. I like this signing but I didn?t think it would happen.

I think I like it even more because Burke was crapping all over the idea yesterday.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: RedLeaf on October 16, 2020, 05:03:14 PM
Exciting news!! I rushed here to see how excited Carlton was with the news~ :)
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Guilt Trip on October 16, 2020, 05:04:14 PM

I was not expecting him to sign for $700k at all. Even Koivu got $1.5mil.
No risk contract. WTG Dubas


I think I like it even more because Burke was crapping all over the idea yesterday.
Definitely and all the other crappers. If this move can allow Kerfoot to go up on the wing, bonus!
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Frycer14 on October 16, 2020, 05:05:28 PM
Yeah, I'm shocked at 700k. 3rd line center?

I figured he'd want/get closer to Simmonds deal.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 16, 2020, 05:05:28 PM
Exciting news!! I rushed here to see how excited Carlton was with the news~ :)

PRETTY EXCITED
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Arn on October 16, 2020, 05:05:55 PM
This is fun.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Frycer14 on October 16, 2020, 05:07:10 PM
This is fun.

Definitely the funnest deal of the offseason. I assume we can now sign Chara for another 700k.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Nik on October 16, 2020, 05:08:31 PM

Well, my track record about always being wrong about these things continues strongly.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Zee on October 16, 2020, 05:12:02 PM
It's gonna be really weird seeing him in a Leafs uniform. He played so long for Boston and then SJ you got used to seeing him in those jerseys. This is like Ron Francis 2.0
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 16, 2020, 05:12:08 PM
Hyman-Matthews-Marner
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Mikheyev-Thornton-______
Robertson-Spezza-______

With the blanks behind filled by likely Simmonds and one of Engvall, Vesey, Barabanov, Korshkov, Boyd, Anderson, or one of the other many randos we have under contract.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Joe S. on October 16, 2020, 05:15:08 PM
This is fun.

Definitely the funnest deal of the offseason. I assume we can now sign Chara for another 700k.

Chara can suck it.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: louisstamos on October 16, 2020, 05:19:41 PM
Old man fight between Thornton and Spezza to see who wears 19?
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Guilt Trip on October 16, 2020, 05:21:40 PM
This is fun.

Definitely the funnest deal of the offseason. I assume we can now sign Chara for another 700k.

Chara can suck it.
Hyman-Matthews-Marner
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Mikheyev-Thornton-______
Robertson-Spezza-______

With the blanks behind filled by likely Simmonds and one of Engvall, Vesey, Barabanov, Korshkov, Boyd, Anderson, or one of the other many randos we have under contract.
Barabanov and Vesey will be the guys. I think Kerfoot stays with Thornton unless Mikheyev can't handle 2LW.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Frycer14 on October 16, 2020, 05:22:55 PM
This is fun.

Definitely the funnest deal of the offseason. I assume we can now sign Chara for another 700k.

Chara can suck it.
Hyman-Matthews-Marner
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Mikheyev-Thornton-______
Robertson-Spezza-______

With the blanks behind filled by likely Simmonds and one of Engvall, Vesey, Barabanov, Korshkov, Boyd, Anderson, or one of the other many randos we have under contract.
Barabanov and Vesey will be the guys. I think Kerfoot stays with Thornton unless Mikheyev can't handle 2LW.

Over Simmonds? I sure as heck hope not. And vesey sucks.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Bender on October 16, 2020, 05:23:53 PM
Lord this is crazy. I don't LOVE the idea of having two pretty aged centres down the middle but we are dying for centre depth and this gives it to us for the time being. They just have to really lean on the top two lines for offense and figure out how to deploy the other two.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: WAYNEINIONA on October 16, 2020, 05:24:17 PM
 I live in St Thomas. I wonder how fast the sports bars can redecorate. ;D
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Frycer14 on October 16, 2020, 05:26:25 PM
Lord this is crazy. I don't LOVE the idea of having two pretty aged centres down the middle but we are dying for centre depth and this gives it to us for the time being. They just have to really lean on the top two lines for offense and figure out how to deploy the other two.

They still have Engvall that can move to center on 3 or 4 if they have an injury or they manage workload through the season.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Guilt Trip on October 16, 2020, 05:28:04 PM
This is fun.

Definitely the funnest deal of the offseason. I assume we can now sign Chara for another 700k.

Chara can suck it.
Hyman-Matthews-Marner
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Mikheyev-Thornton-______
Robertson-Spezza-______

With the blanks behind filled by likely Simmonds and one of Engvall, Vesey, Barabanov, Korshkov, Boyd, Anderson, or one of the other many randos we have under contract.
Barabanov and Vesey will be the guys. I think Kerfoot stays with Thornton unless Mikheyev can't handle 2LW.

Over Simmonds? I sure as heck hope not. And vesey sucks.
Oh crap, never saw he wasn't there..Simmonds is in for sure. Barabanov is the other guy.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Nik on October 16, 2020, 05:29:13 PM

The best thing is that nobody is wearing #24 so Joe can just slide right in.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Frycer14 on October 16, 2020, 05:30:16 PM
This is fun.

Definitely the funnest deal of the offseason. I assume we can now sign Chara for another 700k.

Chara can suck it.
Hyman-Matthews-Marner
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Mikheyev-Thornton-______
Robertson-Spezza-______

With the blanks behind filled by likely Simmonds and one of Engvall, Vesey, Barabanov, Korshkov, Boyd, Anderson, or one of the other many randos we have under contract.
Barabanov and Vesey will be the guys. I think Kerfoot stays with Thornton unless Mikheyev can't handle 2LW.

Over Simmonds? I sure as heck hope not. And vesey sucks.
Oh crap, never saw he wasn't there..Simmonds is in for sure.

Yeah, I was surprised Carlton didn't have him as part of the permanent marker section.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Guilt Trip on October 16, 2020, 05:31:40 PM
Lord this is crazy. I don't LOVE the idea of having two pretty aged centres down the middle but we are dying for centre depth and this gives it to us for the time being. They just have to really lean on the top two lines for offense and figure out how to deploy the other two.

They still have Engvall that can move to center on 3 or 4 if they have an injury or they manage workload through the season.
Engvall is Marlies/trade bound. He's waiver exempt for 15 more NHL games and makes 1.25K so 175K will still count against the cap when he's sent down.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: lamajama on October 16, 2020, 05:32:30 PM
It's gonna be really weird seeing him in a Leafs uniform. He played so long for Boston and then SJ you got used to seeing him in those jerseys. This is like Ron Francis 2.0

The way it's going I was thinking more like Brian Leetch.... ;)
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Guilt Trip on October 16, 2020, 05:32:41 PM
This is fun.

Definitely the funnest deal of the offseason. I assume we can now sign Chara for another 700k.

Chara can suck it.
Hyman-Matthews-Marner
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Mikheyev-Thornton-______
Robertson-Spezza-______

With the blanks behind filled by likely Simmonds and one of Engvall, Vesey, Barabanov, Korshkov, Boyd, Anderson, or one of the other many randos we have under contract.
Barabanov and Vesey will be the guys. I think Kerfoot stays with Thornton unless Mikheyev can't handle 2LW.

Over Simmonds? I sure as heck hope not. And vesey sucks.
Oh crap, never saw he wasn't there..Simmonds is in for sure.

Yeah, I was surprised Carlton didn't have him as part of the permanent marker section.
I never even thought of him NOT being in the lineup. C'mon CTB, you messed up!
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Guilt Trip on October 16, 2020, 05:33:31 PM
It's gonna be really weird seeing him in a Leafs uniform. He played so long for Boston and then SJ you got used to seeing him in those jerseys. This is like Ron Francis 2.0

The way it's going I was thinking more like Brian Leetch.... ;)
Chelios
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Bender on October 16, 2020, 05:40:08 PM
It's gonna be really weird seeing him in a Leafs uniform. He played so long for Boston and then SJ you got used to seeing him in those jerseys. This is like Ron Francis 2.0
I thought "Yeah, but Francis probably wasn't in his 40s when he came here back in the day." And...yeah. He totally was!
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Zee on October 16, 2020, 05:47:12 PM
September 17, 1997, the day Joe Thornton picked up his first-ever point while wearing an NHL uniform (an assist in a 3-2 Bruins preseason win against the Blues in Oklahoma City), is also the day Auston Matthews was born.


How fitting would it be if Thornton's last point is an OT assist to Matthews for the Stanley Cup winning goal?
;)
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: herman on October 16, 2020, 05:49:52 PM

The best thing is that nobody is wearing #24 so Joe can just slide right in.

Simmonds took 24 immediately because 2+4 = 6ix
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on October 16, 2020, 05:50:19 PM
It's gonna be really weird seeing him in a Leafs uniform. He played so long for Boston and then SJ you got used to seeing him in those jerseys. This is like Ron Francis 2.0

The way it's going I was thinking more like Brian Leetch.... ;)
Please don't be Gilmour 2.0.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on October 16, 2020, 05:51:05 PM
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: OldTimeHockey on October 16, 2020, 05:52:18 PM
It's gonna be really weird seeing him in a Leafs uniform. He played so long for Boston and then SJ you got used to seeing him in those jerseys. This is like Ron Francis 2.0

The way it's going I was thinking more like Brian Leetch.... ;)
Please don't be Gilmour 2.0.

The worst was seeing Gilmour in a habs jersey. It makes my skin crawl.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 16, 2020, 05:52:36 PM
Yeah, I was surprised Carlton didn't have him as part of the permanent marker section.

Hey now I did group him differently than the large group of maybes. I think he's basically permanent I just wasn't sure if he was 3RW or 4RW.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Guilt Trip on October 16, 2020, 05:53:25 PM
Thornton called all his teammates in San Jose before the deal was announced. Classy dude. Mike Johnson says he a massive loser because Joe is still playing and he's been retired for 10 years.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 16, 2020, 06:02:17 PM

This made me laugh.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 16, 2020, 06:05:08 PM

The best thing is that nobody is wearing #24 so Joe can just slide right in.

Simmonds took 24 immediately because 2+4 = 6ix

He wore 97 with Team Canada when 19 and 91 were both taken.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Nik on October 16, 2020, 06:17:25 PM

The best thing is that nobody is wearing #24 so Joe can just slide right in.

Simmonds took 24 immediately because 2+4 = 6ix

Feels like 66 would be the way to go there.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Joe S. on October 16, 2020, 06:49:27 PM
Maybe he could Svehla it and got with 67.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Highlander on October 16, 2020, 07:11:47 PM
I live in St Thomas. I wonder how fast the sports bars can redecorate. ;D
Please take a picture of Jumbo the Elephant and post it. But put a Leaf sweater on it first.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Highlander on October 16, 2020, 07:13:03 PM
September 17, 1997, the day Joe Thornton picked up his first-ever point while wearing an NHL uniform (an assist in a 3-2 Bruins preseason win against the Blues in Oklahoma City), is also the day Auston Matthews was born.


How fitting would it be if Thornton's last point is an OT assist to Matthews for the Stanley Cup winning goal?
;)
I like the way you think, so I think I will have a drink.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Jeremiad on October 16, 2020, 07:26:47 PM

I was not expecting him to sign for $700k at all. Even Koivu got $1.5mil.

He's worth $700k for the facial hair alone!
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: WAYNEINIONA on October 16, 2020, 07:30:00 PM
I live in St Thomas. I wonder how fast the sports bars can redecorate. ;D
Please take a picture of Jumbo the Elephant and post it. But put a Leaf sweater on it first.
Will do. As soon as I find a XXXXXXXXXL jersey.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: herman on October 16, 2020, 07:45:01 PM
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Zanzibar Buck-Buck McFate on October 16, 2020, 08:23:33 PM
But he's 54 years old, for heaven's sake.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Zee on October 16, 2020, 08:29:19 PM
September 17, 1997, the day Joe Thornton picked up his first-ever point while wearing an NHL uniform (an assist in a 3-2 Bruins preseason win against the Blues in Oklahoma City), is also the day Auston Matthews was born.


How fitting would it be if Thornton's last point is an OT assist to Matthews for the Stanley Cup winning goal?
;)
I like the way you think, so I think I will have a drink.
I'm nothing if not mr super delusional fan who gets let down year after year but it doesn't stop him from making these ridiculous pronouncements cause I want a Hollywood style ending.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: gunnar36 on October 16, 2020, 09:35:39 PM
Quote
Engvall is Marlies/trade bound. He's waiver exempt for 15 more NHL games and makes 1.25K so 175K will still count against the cap when he's sent down.

We have already lost 2 of our solid PK guys in Kapanen and Johnnson.  I dont see Engvall being sent down based on his effectiveness on PK alone.
As for Thornton and Speeza, I could see them playing somewhat of a platoon thru the season.  There will be some matchups where they will just need a speedier lineup and one will definitely sit.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: disco on October 16, 2020, 10:01:22 PM
Man, when Marleau signed I thought HE would be the cup-less elder statesman hoisting Lord Stanley in Toronto. Now we've got two sweet-passing veteran centres who still have their shot in Thornton and Spezza. 4th line is Legacy Line in Toronto. Welcome Jumbo!
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Frank E on October 17, 2020, 09:52:06 AM
Exciting news!! I rushed here to see how excited Carlton was with the news~ :)

PRETTY EXCITED

This is a key signing.  I'm a big fan.  Now they've got some depth down the middle.

I'm looking forward to the PP looks.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Joe S. on October 17, 2020, 10:35:19 AM
I know I need to stop reading them, but the sportsnet comments are overwhelmingly negative. It?s actually funny. Dubas is a complete idiot according to most of the comments.

Oh well.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: L K on October 17, 2020, 10:36:26 AM
Kind of feels like the Leafs are going for the 2012 Stanley Cup
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on October 17, 2020, 10:46:10 AM
I know I need to stop reading them, but the sportsnet comments are overwhelmingly negative. It?s actually funny. Dubas is a complete idiot according to most of the comments.

Oh well.

There is a contingent of people out there that feel that Montreal is now the second best team in the Atlantic behind Tampa, that Boston has fallen right off the map, and that Toronto might have made some improvements, but they will have to wait and see.  This contingent seems to live in Ottawa and appears on Ottawa radio.

They mock Dubas on the radio in Ottawa saying that he is building his team using analytics and that it will never work.  I kinda want to see it work just because I feel that those comments are meant to be inflammatory and that they are just saying them to get a rise out of Leaf fans. 
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Guilt Trip on October 17, 2020, 11:14:22 AM
I know I need to stop reading them, but the sportsnet comments are overwhelmingly negative. It?s actually funny. Dubas is a complete idiot according to most of the comments.

Oh well.

There is a contingent of people out there that feel that Montreal is now the second best team in the Atlantic behind Tampa, that Boston has fallen right off the map, and that Toronto might have made some improvements, but they will have to wait and see.  This contingent seems to live in Ottawa and appears on Ottawa radio.

They mock Dubas on the radio in Ottawa saying that he is building his team using analytics and that it will never work.  I kinda want to see it work just because I feel that those comments are meant to be inflammatory and that they are just saying them to get a rise out of Leaf fans. 
Me too and for what it's worth. Thornton is a puck possession guy, just like the style the Leafs want to play. He still put up more points then Kerfoot last year on a terrible SJS team. Will his moves work? Don't know but I like what he's done. He's addressed the areas of concern so far. Let's not forget, Dubas did build a Calder Cup winning team in the AHL with the same philosophy.
This notion that the Habs are ahead now is premature. Yes Suzuki and Kont had good playoffs but I wouldn't go reading too much into performances after the return to play.  I'll take JT and Matthews over their top 2 centres every day of the week.
I also don't see Boston going anywhere yet. They'll address their D but their forwards are still pretty good.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: OldTimeHockey on October 17, 2020, 11:29:56 AM
I know I need to stop reading them, but the sportsnet comments are overwhelmingly negative. It?s actually funny. Dubas is a complete idiot according to most of the comments.

Oh well.

There is a contingent of people out there that feel that Montreal is now the second best team in the Atlantic behind Tampa, that Boston has fallen right off the map, and that Toronto might have made some improvements, but they will have to wait and see.  This contingent seems to live in Ottawa and appears on Ottawa radio.

They mock Dubas on the radio in Ottawa saying that he is building his team using analytics and that it will never work.  I kinda want to see it work just because I feel that those comments are meant to be inflammatory and that they are just saying them to get a rise out of Leaf fans.

Montreal? Seriously?
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Joe S. on October 17, 2020, 11:47:58 AM
I know I need to stop reading them, but the sportsnet comments are overwhelmingly negative. It?s actually funny. Dubas is a complete idiot according to most of the comments.

Oh well.

There is a contingent of people out there that feel that Montreal is now the second best team in the Atlantic behind Tampa, that Boston has fallen right off the map, and that Toronto might have made some improvements, but they will have to wait and see.  This contingent seems to live in Ottawa and appears on Ottawa radio.

They mock Dubas on the radio in Ottawa saying that he is building his team using analytics and that it will never work.  I kinda want to see it work just because I feel that those comments are meant to be inflammatory and that they are just saying them to get a rise out of Leaf fans.

Tampa and Boston might not matter if there?s going to be a Canadian division.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Rob on October 17, 2020, 11:51:12 AM
I wonder what Sundin is up to. 
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: RedLeaf on October 17, 2020, 12:07:40 PM
Kind of feels like the Leafs are going for the 2012 Stanley Cup

Reverse the last two numbers and you may be onto something there :)
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: RedLeaf on October 17, 2020, 12:09:20 PM
Exciting news!! I rushed here to see how excited Carlton was with the news~ :)

PRETTY EXCITED

Oh I figured as much. Hopefully he silences all the critics of this move straight away!
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Heroic Shrimp on October 17, 2020, 01:47:12 PM
Kind of feels like the Leafs are going for the 2012 Stanley Cup
I honestly have no idea whether you're any or several of: 1) deliberately paraphrasing Steve Simmons' tweet, 2) unintentionally paraphrasing Steve Simmons' tweet, 3) mocking the trade-bashers, or 4) agreeing with the trade-bashers.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: disco on October 17, 2020, 01:59:59 PM
I know I need to stop reading them, but the sportsnet comments are overwhelmingly negative. It?s actually funny. Dubas is a complete idiot according to most of the comments.

Oh well.

Honestly, in a hard-cap league he's done well. Muzzin and Brodie added without moving a core player. His league-min/$1-million contracts are contributing. The main thing is that they're getting value for almost all of their cap dollars. You can argue the Leafs have no bad contracts, just $1-2 million and an extra year here and there. They certainly have no albatross deals.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: L K on October 17, 2020, 05:04:48 PM
Kind of feels like the Leafs are going for the 2012 Stanley Cup
I honestly have no idea whether you're any or several of: 1) deliberately paraphrasing Steve Simmons' tweet, 2) unintentionally paraphrasing Steve Simmons' tweet, 3) mocking the trade-bashers, or 4) agreeing with the trade-bashers.

Im very much on the Steve Simmons should be allowed to report on the team but should do it with the same amount of press access that I have train.

How anyone can complain about a 700K signing of a player of the caliber of Thornton is beyond me.   He?s not the saviour of the franchise but to think that adding another veteran voice of a player who is still quite good despite limitations in his game is just being intentionally difficult at this point. 
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on October 17, 2020, 08:51:30 PM
I think another angle is that instead of the usual "The team chemistry was blown up because player X was sleeping with player Y's wife and that's why player X had to be traded", we'll get the new variation of "The team chemistry was blown up because player X was dating Joe Thornton's daughter and that is why player X had to be traded.  For his own protection".
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: herman on October 17, 2020, 09:51:30 PM
That angle isn?t likely, SI
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: disco on October 18, 2020, 03:25:59 AM
That angle isn?t likely, SI

What happened to the family of 4 birds that was in that nest?
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Significantly Insignificant on October 18, 2020, 10:47:03 AM
That angle isn?t likely, SI

Well if he plays for 4 more years, maybe....
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: CarltonTheBear on October 18, 2020, 11:08:34 AM
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: WAYNEINIONA on October 18, 2020, 11:12:27 AM

 Well, it sounds good anyways.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Hobbes on October 18, 2020, 01:16:40 PM
Very classy of Spezza to contact and offer him the #19 sweater. Just as classy of Joe to decline the offer and take #97 (which he'd worn before in international completion) instead.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: herman on October 18, 2020, 04:27:24 PM
There?s video (https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7oyyWFOvE0Q) if you prefer
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: herman on October 18, 2020, 10:34:56 PM
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: disco on October 19, 2020, 01:51:07 PM
Noteworthy that this position was highlighted by Joe. Some years of what I would to be very frustrating goaltending in San Jose.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: herman on November 19, 2020, 09:26:45 AM
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: OldTimeHockey on November 19, 2020, 11:26:12 AM

Not sure Dubnyk solves that goaltending issue in San Jose. Both him and Jones had horrendous numbers last season.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: herman on November 19, 2020, 11:38:40 AM
Not sure Dubnyk solves that goaltending issue in San Jose. Both him and Jones had horrendous numbers last season.

Joe agrees with you. Sharks probably going for a one year tank job to reload a good prospect.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Frycer14 on November 19, 2020, 12:30:56 PM
From wheeler's article, it certainly sounds like covid is a substantial risk for thornton.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: herman on December 30, 2020, 12:09:36 PM
This guy is a maniac in the best way
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: slapshot on December 30, 2020, 12:55:38 PM
Hyman-Matthews-Marner
Kerfoot-Tavares-Nylander
Mikheyev-Thornton-______
Robertson-Spezza-______

With the blanks behind filled by likely Simmonds and one of Engvall, Vesey, Barabanov, Korshkov, Boyd, Anderson, or one of the other many randos we have under contract.

Mathews  - 1st overall pick 2016 Leafs
Tavares   -  1st overall pick 2009 Isles
Thornton - 1st overall pick 1997 Bruins
Spezza  -  2nd overall pick 2001 Sens

Only Kolvachuk kept this from being a clean sweep. Still I doubt any four centers on one team ever came close to this...
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Arn on March 04, 2021, 04:20:46 AM
Quietly putting up almost a point per game. What a guy.
Title: Re: Thornton signs 700k
Post by: Zee on March 04, 2021, 08:37:52 AM
I mean he's benefiting from playing with Matthews and Marner, but kudos to him to be able to fit on that line at his age.  It's not a gimmie that just anyone can play there, they're tried other guys that didn't work in the past. Jumbo is truly a hall of famer.  So happy he's here and I hope we get a Cup for him this year.