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Re: Thornton signs 700k
« Reply #60 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.

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Re: Thornton signs 700k
« Reply #61 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. 

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Re: Thornton signs 700k
« Reply #62 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".
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« Reply #63 on: October 17, 2020, 09:51:30 PM »
That angle isn?t likely, SI
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Re: Thornton signs 700k
« Reply #64 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?

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« Reply #65 on: October 18, 2020, 10:47:03 AM »
That angle isn?t likely, SI

Well if he plays for 4 more years, maybe....
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Re: Thornton signs 700k
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Re: Thornton signs 700k
« Reply #67 on: October 18, 2020, 11:12:27 AM »

 Well, it sounds good anyways.

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« Reply #68 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.
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Re: Thornton signs 700k
« Reply #69 on: October 18, 2020, 04:27:24 PM »
There?s video if you prefer
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« Reply #70 on: October 18, 2020, 10:34:56 PM »
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Re: Thornton signs 700k
« Reply #71 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.

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« Reply #72 on: November 19, 2020, 09:26:45 AM »
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« Reply #73 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.

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Re: Thornton signs 700k
« Reply #74 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.
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