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Joe Thornton Has Some Strong Words For GM Doug Wilson

from David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News,

Long-simmering issues between Sharks general manager Doug Wilson and veteran center Joe Thornton boiled to the surface Friday when Thornton had a direct response to Wilson's latest explanation of why the 'C' was removed from his jersey.

"I think Doug just needs to shut his mouth," Thornton said after his team's morning practice. "I think that's the bottom line."

Thornton added: "All I've got to say is I've been here every day working hard. I haven't taken a sabbatical. He just needs to stop lying, shut his mouth."

In a Thursday night meeting with about 350 season-ticket holders, Wilson was asked again about the decision to strip Thornton of the captaincy. The Sharks have gone with four alternate captains this season and Thornton has that leadership role instead.


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Remember last year when you decided you wanted to stay in San Jose, Joe?


Posted by Garth on 03/13/15 at 04:47 PM ET


Makes me wonder if it’s not the reporter trying to stir things up - where did Doug Wilson in those reported comments mention anything about Thornton taking a sabbatical? Or not working hard? But obviously there’s a wee bit of tension there, in any event.

Posted by Moose Moss on 03/13/15 at 05:26 PM ET

pautna's avatar

Love it.

Posted by pautna on 03/13/15 at 06:17 PM ET

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Posted by Jaromir Blogger on 03/13/15 at 07:06 PM ET

Hockeytown Wax's avatar

Wilson gave Thornton a compliment by saying he takes on too much responsibility and Thornton tells his boss to just shut up.

And people wonder why San Jose hasn’t won a Stanley Cup .... well theres your answer.

I’m sure Boston is more than glad they got rid of him when they did.

Thornton and his Lindros-esque whiny attitude will never win a cup ... period.

Posted by Hockeytown Wax from West Bloomfield, Mi. on 03/13/15 at 11:45 PM ET

Canucklehead's avatar

Good for Joe.

Posted by Canucklehead from Ottawa, Ontario on 03/14/15 at 08:50 AM ET

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