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Sharks Extend Joe Thornton

from Sharks.com,

Sharks Executive Vice President and General Manager Doug Wilson has locked up team captain Joe Thornton with a three-year, $21 million contract extension that will keep the 2006 Hart and Art Ross Trophy winner in the Bay Area through the 2013-14 season.

“Joe stepped up and made a tremendous commitment to this franchise, his teammates and the fans in San Jose,” Wilson said. “We are very pleased that we now have another key piece of this team’s core under contract for the next four seasons.”

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added 1:33pm, via Pierre LeBrun tweet,

The San Jose Sharks have signed captain Joe Thornton to a $21-million, three-year contract extension

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dickshilling's avatar

thank god there is someone with some sanity in the nhl, and that this article doesnt read “sharks sign joe thornton for 11 years, $72mil”

Posted by dickshilling on 10/16/10 at 02:35 PM ET

Osrt's avatar

I don’t think there is anything sane about resigning Thornton. The epitome of a choke artist and a classless one at that.

Posted by Osrt on 10/16/10 at 03:12 PM ET

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The epitome of a choke artist

Since being traded to the Sharks he’s had 47 points in 56 playoff games.

He may not be quite at his regular season points per game level but I don’t know how that makes him the epitome of a choke artist…

Posted by Garth on 10/16/10 at 03:57 PM ET

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Doug Wilson doesn’t seem to understand that Thornton and Marleau are the key reason this team hasn’t won the Stanley Cup. While they are good players, they are not championship material.

Posted by timbits on 10/16/10 at 04:37 PM ET

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