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Where Do the Sharks Put Thornton?

The San Jose Sharks have the best pure playmaker of his generation sidelined with an injury. Joe Thornton had surgery in late January to repair his right medial collateral ligament and it is unknown when he will return. There were whispers he may come back late in the first round, but his teammates breezed through […] The post Where Do the Sharks Put Thornton? appeared first on The Hockey Writers.
The Mercury News Apr 19, 2018

Gackle: how Vegas further complicates Joe Thornton’s return to Sharks lineup

The Vegas Golden Knight speed will make it challenging for the Sharks to reintegrate Joe Thornton into their lineup.
The Mercury News Apr 14, 2018

Things to know: Sharks’ Joe Thornton explains why he stays away from Twitter

Joe Thornton caused a stir on Twitter Thursday when he skated with the Sharks in pregame warmups.
The Mercury News Apr 14, 2018

Gackle: How another Sharks victory will impact Joe Thornton’s return

Joe Thornton skated in pregame warmups prior to Game 1 of the Sharks series with the Anaheim Ducks Thursday.
OC Register Apr 11, 2018

Game 6 scuffle between Ryan Getzlaf, Joe Thornton a signature moment of Ducks’ 2009 upset

At center ice for the opening draw, two dominant play-making centers who were top-10 players in the league at that time began to trade right hands as an energized sellout crowd at Honda Center was on its feet.
The Mercury News Apr 11, 2018

Joe Thornton provides health update, thoughts on when he’ll return

Sharks center Joe Thornton said his knee injury is improving, but is still unsure when he might return
Last Word on Hockey Apr 10, 2018
Revisiting Toronto Maple Leafs and Joe Thornton

Revisiting Toronto Maple Leafs and Joe Thornton

Just over a year ago, I wrote about the Toronto Maple Leafs and possibly signing Joe Thornton. The idea was to sign a free agent, in order to trade a pending unrestricted free agent in Tyler Bozak. The Leafs could trade Bozak, for picks and/or prospects. At the time, Thornton was not just a replacement for Bozak, but an improvement. Thornton confirmed this by getting 36 points in 47 games. Bozak had the same amount of points in 69 games, but despite perennially great faceoff stats, he has been horrendous in his own end. Bozak is likely going to become a free agent this summer, and signing...
The Mercury News Apr 9, 2018

Sharks’ Joe Thornton not expected to play in Game 1 vs. Anaheim Ducks

Thornton has been practicing regularly with the Sharks recently but it is not known when he might be able to return from his knee injury
Fear The Fin Apr 7, 2018
Wild at Sharks Preview: One last time

Wild at Sharks Preview: One last time

So long, regular season. Game 82. This is it for the season and what is there to say? It’s been a weird year, that’s for sure. Looking back to game one, this team had a big question mark over them. What would they look like without Patrick Marleau? Was Joe Thornton healthy enough? Could the kids step up? Were the Sharks still going to be able to be a contender, after everything? The ways they've answered those questions have surprised and delighted us. From the moment Marleau penned his name to a Maple Leafs contract, the mantra has been "Replacing him is a group effort." Sure, in...
The Mercury News Apr 2, 2018

Sharks notes: DeBoer labels Joe Thornton as ‘doubtful’ to return before playoffs

Joe Thornton participated in the Sharks full practice in San Jose Monday.
Puck Prose Apr 2, 2018

NHL Mailbag: Stanley Cup Playoffs, Joe Thornton’s legacy, and more

This week’s NHL mailbag features more questions about the Stanley Cup Playoffs, what Joe Thornton’s legacy will be, some great NHL drafts, and more! The 2017-18 NHL season is just about over. Sunday, April 8 will feature the last game of the regular season. As the regular season comes to a close, everyone’s attention turns […] NHL Mailbag: Stanley Cup Playoffs, Joe Thornton’s legacy, and more - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
The Mercury News Mar 31, 2018

Things to know: Joe Thornton joins Sharks at morning skate in Las Vegas

The Sharks can clinch a spot in the Stanley Cup playoffs with a win over the Vegas Golden Knights Saturday.
Fear The Fin Mar 27, 2018
Joe Thornton nominated for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

Joe Thornton nominated for Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy

The Trophy is awarded to the player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.” As voted on by the Professional Hockey Writers’ Association, the San Jose chapter of the PHWA has named Joe Thornton as a nominee for the Bill Masterton Memorial Trophy. The nominees are selected by the PHWA chapters in each NHL city. This award is given to the player who “best exemplifies the qualities of perseverance, sportsmanship and dedication to hockey.” The trophy is so named to honor former Minnesota North Stars player Bill Masterton, who died...
The Mercury News Mar 25, 2018

How will Sharks’ DeBoer manage his looming Joe Thornton dilemma?

Pete DeBoer will need to make some hard choice on how to use Joe Thornton when he returns.
The Hockey Writers Mar 25, 2018

Sharks Are Not Missing What They’re Missing

Last season, one San Jose Sharks player led the team in goals, points and plus-minus. Another player led the team in assists. And a third player was the third-leading goal scorer. The players are, respectively, Brent Burns, Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau. Last season’s Norris Trophy winner, Burns, is tied for ninth on the team […] The post Sharks Are Not Missing What They’re Missing appeared first on The Hockey Writers.

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