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On Those Joe Thornton Trade Rumors

via David Pollak of Working the Corners,

...nothing out there suggests the Sharks might be receptive to an offer for Thornton, and that really is what matters most, no?

Never say never, of course, but here’s a reality check. While Doug Wilson has a stock line of being open to whatever will improve his team, it’s not likely that the Rangers are going to offer Henrik Lundqvist, Ryan Callahan and Marc Staal to pry away the Sharks captain. Sure, that’s an overstatement, but you get the point.

And on top of that, there is the no-trade clause in Thornton’s contract – though maybe the chance to play at Madison Square Garden might not make that a huge obstacle. Considering Thornton’s off-hand comment last fall about the Rangers being a a soft team – for which he later apologized, of course – it would be hoot to see what kind of reception Joe would get from the upper balcony at MSG.

All of the above is intended to throw cold water on whatever buzz may be developing on that Thornton mention. Frankly, it’s not even a rumor at this point, just a well-placed “could happen.”

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soletrain's avatar

sharks are a mess.

Posted by soletrain on 07/30/12 at 10:02 PM ET


Rangers have their #1 Center with Brad Richards, no need to add to the party…

Posted by bsalamon on 07/30/12 at 10:30 PM ET

Faux Rumors's avatar

Rangers??  LOL. Memo to anyone with a Rangers rumour: They are done dealing for the summer. Remember there was a bit of a trade they made earlier this month for a Mr. Nash?

Posted by Faux Rumors from Globally- Here, there, Everywhere on 07/31/12 at 11:26 AM ET

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