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Fear The Fin Aug 22, 2014

Larry Robinson explains decision to strip Thornton of captaincy

Sharks coach cites everything from lack of playoff production to a cutting sense of humor as reasons Thornton no longer wears the 'C.' While it probably didn't come as a surprise to anyone who has kept tabs on the Sharks organization's rhetoric this summer, questions still abound regarding the team's announcement earlier this week that Joe Thornton will no longer serve as captain. Newly-extended associate coach and Hockey Hall-Of-Famer Larry Robinson appeared on TSN 690 radio in Montreal for a surprisingly candid interview that explained some of the thought process behind the Sharks'...
Artic Ice Hockey Aug 22, 2014

FlightZone: Jets News (not) Flooding the Web

With no interviews or favourited tweets, Winnipeg Jets news was calm but the San Jose Sharks insane (again) and made Joe sad. Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau are the problem in San Jose because of the things that they do. Those things that Joe Thornton does are really good and he is being unfairly maligned for the Sharks failure this year. Connor McDavid is getting a head start at adjusting to Buffalo. Elliotte Friedman explains why Tim Leiweke is leaving MLSE "soon". Don Cherry and Ron MacLean did the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and it was fantastic. The CIS is expanding their...
Rotoworld Aug 21, 2014

Joe Thornton reacts to losing his "C" - Joe Thornton (C) San Jose Sharks

Joe Thornton wasn't aware that he'd lost his captaincy until he was told a about the situation by a reporter.
Stanley Cup of Chowder Aug 21, 2014

Fresh Links: Ch-ch-changes Edition

Lieweke's out in Toronto, the Draft Lottery is changing, the Sharks booted all their Captains..... Bruins News: Here's an interesting Globe report on how NHL teams are leveraging their practice facilities to make more money from corporate sponsors. [Boston Globe] How will JFJ fit into the Bruins organization? A good look at John Ferguson Jr.'s record, including the Rask for Raycroft trade that marked his time in Toronto. [NHL] Around the League: The Sharks stripped the captaincy from Joe Thornton. Wow, that division is going to be an overdramatic tire fire this year.  [Fearthefin] Oh no...
Boston Globe Aug 20, 2014

Joe Thornton’s Sharks Captainship Revoked… For Now

It looks like “Jumbo Joe” Thornton will have to turn in his captain’s C as the San Jose Sharks report for training camp in September. He may get it back; he may not.
Fear The Fin Aug 20, 2014

Sharks strip Joe Thornton of captaincy

At least they didn't trade him. Yet. For the second time in five years, the San Jose Sharks have stripped a player under contract of his captaincy. After removing the "C" from Patrick Marleau's chest following the team's first-round loss to Anaheim in 2009, general manager Doug Wilson and head coach Todd McLellan confirmed today that Joe Thornton, who took over the captaincy in 2010 when Rob Blake retired, will no longer wear a letter. Replacing him will be...nobody. At least for the time being, the Sharks appear to be comfortable entering training camp without any captains or alternate...
San Jose Mercury News Aug 20, 2014

Sharks take away Thornton's captaincy; Raffi Torres out indefinitely

San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan said Joe Thornton will have chance to earn back his captaincy; forward Raffi Torres will need additional surgery on his right knee because of an infection and will be sidelined for months.
Players we love (and love to hate): San Jose Sharks

Players we love (and love to hate): San Jose Sharks

Excluding the Bruins, I probably watch more Sharks games than any other team. While it means I find myself going to sleep way past my bedtime many nights, it also offers me ample opportunities to watch one of my absolute favorite players, Joe Thornton. Love: Joe Thornton My affection for Thornton began with his days in Boston and carried over when he was traded. Over time, that affection has grown to encompass admiration as I've come to better understand his value through possession metrics. Despite not being much of a shooter (109th lowest shots per 60 minutes of all players with 5000...

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