you can count Joe Thornton among the big-name NHL superstar players that will
probably never ever win Lord Stanley’s Holy Grail.
find a bunch of other hockey players/athletes that never won anything.
making headlines across the league last week, talking about how former captain
Joe Thornton lets the emotions get to him in the media, Sharks GM Doug Wilson
insists that the 2 have patched things up.
personally think that this team is on a one-way trip to Nowheresville.
NHL playoffs just around the corner, and this team not having any playoff luck
in recent years, I am not convinced that this club can get it all together in
time for this time next month when the post season would be underway.
Thornton’s teammate and one of the top players on the club, Joe Pavelski seemed
a little taken back at reporters’ questions regarding the team’s future.
team’s on-ice future has its doubts, and so does the happenings off of the ice.
That definitely includes possible trades, and that includes Joe Thornton.
has said all along that the veteran centreman will not be leaving.
nonsense between Thornton and Wilson briefly taking over, Thornton’s teammates
seem to have sided with him for now, says Pierre LeBrun of espn.com.
San Jose’s pitiful playoff performances in recent years, and now this,
something has to happen in the offseason; something should have already
happened after they blew 4 straight games to the Los Angeles Kings last season,
but we can’t dwell on that anymore (can we?).
everything comes down to now is that the team is going have to cut one of them
loose following this season.
has a no-trade clause in his contract, and Wilson said he won’t ask Thornton to
remark about Thornton that started all of this nonsense in the first place
happened at a Sharks season-ticket holder event where Wilson made the mistake
of telling fans that Thornton was stripped of the ‘C’ because he had a tough
time dealing with all the pressure.
responded by telling a San Jose newspaper that Wilson “was lying and should
shut his mouth.”
about whether the incident between him and Thornton was concerning, considering
the timing of it all, Wilson brushed off the idea. This team still has some
work to do, as of March 23, they stand to be the next team in the Western
conference that could be eliminated from contention. San Jose is in 4th
place in the Pacific division trailing the LA Kings by 4 points. The only teams
below San Jose today are Edmonton and Arizona, both of whom are eliminated.
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