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How Patrick Marleau helped sell Joe Thornton on joining Maple Leafs

How Patrick Marleau helped sell Joe Thornton on joining Maple Leafs

When faced with deciding where his life and career would take him next, Joe Thornton didn’t do it alone. As he explained to Tim and Sid, his old friend Patrick Marleau had a hand in the process. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
The Hockey Writers Oct 19, 2020

Maple Leafs Are Ready to Win With Joe Thornton

The Toronto Maple Leafs have made many moves in recent days. Fans have made comments, writers have posted articles, and commentators have voiced opinions. It’s hard to tell if the general manager Kyle Dubas destroyed the team or dramatically improved it. I figured we wouldn’t really know until the season starts, but now, I have […] The post Maple Leafs Are Ready to Win With Joe Thornton appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
Sportsnet.ca Oct 19, 2020
Breaking down the Leafs’ signing of Joe Thornton

Breaking down the Leafs’ signing of Joe Thornton

Leafs Nation co-host Gord Stellick weighs in on Joe Thornton joining the Maple Leafs, Thornton’s glowing comments about Frederik Andersen, how the bottom six will shake out, whether Thornton was brought in for his leadership, how he ranks the Canadian teams, and the Canucks’ off-season. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Toronto Star Oct 18, 2020
Rosie DiManno: Old Man Joe Thornton just might give the Maple Leafs what the core has failed to deliver. The move speaks volumes

Rosie DiManno: Old Man Joe Thornton just might give the Maple Leafs what the core has failed to deliver. The move speaks volumes

Joe Thornton will wear No. 97 as a Leaf, declining Jason Spezza’s generous offer, after 15 seasons in San Jose. At 41, he believes this is his best shot at a Stanley Cup, but it’s a serious indictment of GM Kyle Dubas that a team of such dazzling talent is still looking for leadership and impetus a la Jumbo, Rosie DiManno writes.
Sportsnet.ca Oct 18, 2020
Why Joe Thornton chose Toronto (and 8 more Maple Leafs notes)

Why Joe Thornton chose Toronto (and 8 more Maple Leafs notes)

The 41-year-old Joe Thornton did not take the decision to walk away from the San Jose Sharks after 15 meaningful years lightly, but here’s why he did. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Sportsnet.ca Oct 18, 2020
Maple Leafs’ Joe Thornton: ‘I need to win a Stanley Cup’

Maple Leafs’ Joe Thornton: ‘I need to win a Stanley Cup’

If there was any doubt about Joe Thornton’s reasons for joining the Toronto Maple Leafs out of free agency, he put those to rest Sunday. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.
Editor In Leaf Oct 18, 2020

Toronto Maple Leafs: Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau?

Which veteran free agent add is a better fit for the Toronto Maple Leafs? The Toronto Maple Leafs were in need of a veteran to help lead a relatively young team as they hope to win a playoff series and hoist the Stanley Cup for the first time since 1967. While captain John Tavares is […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau? - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Editor In Leaf Oct 17, 2020

What do the Toronto Maple Leafs Really Have in Joe Thornton?

The Toronto Maple Leafs have added yet another sure-fire Hall of Famer to their team. The Toronto Maple Leafs signed Joe Thornton to a league minimum deal on Friday afternoon. This is the type of rare deal in which there is no criticism, and no complaints.  As far as I can tell, there isn’t a […] What do the Toronto Maple Leafs Really Have in Joe Thornton? - Editor In Leaf - Editor In Leaf - A Toronto Maple Leafs Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Blackhawk Up Oct 17, 2020

Joe Thornton to Toronto shows how lucky the Chicago Blackhawks are

The Chicago Blackhawks truly have been lucky when it comes to giving their star players championships. Joe Thornton has been playing in the NHL for a long time. Since 2005 he has been the face of the San Jose Sharks and has had some great playoff runs with the team. Thornton and the Sharks failed […] Joe Thornton to Toronto shows how lucky the Chicago Blackhawks are - Blackhawk Up - Blackhawk Up - A Chicago Blackhawks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More
Mile High Hockey Oct 17, 2020
Weekend Flurries: Joe Thornton says goodbye to the San Jose Sharks

Weekend Flurries: Joe Thornton says goodbye to the San Jose Sharks

John E. Sokolowski-USA TODAY Sports With Joe Thornton off the market, there are still some big names left in free agency. But who has the money? A day after announcing that he would suit up for HC Davos in Switzerland during the “offseason”, Joe Thornton signed another one year contract in the NHL - and for the first time, it wasn’t with the San Jose Sharks. The former Sharks captain has signed a one year, $700k contract to play next season with the Toronto Maple Leafs. Growing up in the Greater Toronto Area, Thornton is the latest veteran to take sign a contract to return home,...
Last Word on Hockey Oct 17, 2020

Joe Thornton Ends His Epic Run With San Jose Sharks

It was as mundane as it was extraordinary. Or maybe it was extraordinary because it was mundane. The image is this: the San Jose Sharks Joe Thornton, handling the puck as he scans the ice while easing up the half wall. A defender vainly trying to disrupt the big man affectionately known as Jumbo. The […] The post Joe Thornton Ends His Epic Run With San Jose Sharks appeared first on Last Word on Hockey.
Puck Prose Oct 17, 2020

Toronto Maple Leafs: Updated lineup options after singing Joe Thornton

Joe Thornton gives the Toronto Maple Leafs a lot of options in their lineup. The Toronto Maple Leafs were a very top-heavy team last season as far as their forwards. They relied heavily on their top two lines, led by Auston Matthews and John Tavares, to carry the load. After signing Joe Thornton though, the […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Updated lineup options after singing Joe Thornton - Puck Prose - Puck Prose - NHL
Tip of the Tower Oct 17, 2020

Toronto Maple Leafs: Expect Joe Thornton to bring accountability

The Toronto Maple Leafs finally put pen to paper on a one-year deal with Joe Thornton bringing in a player with only one goal on his mind. It seemed like it inevitable to hear the announcement that Joe Thornton would be signing with the Toronto Maple Leafs and the reaction to the news has been […] Toronto Maple Leafs: Expect Joe Thornton to bring accountability - Tip of the Tower - Tip of the Tower - A Toronto Sports Site - Maple Leafs, Blue Jays, Raptors, Toronto FC, Raptors and Argonauts
The Hockey Writers Oct 16, 2020

Maple Leafs Sign Joe Thornton to 1-Year Deal

The Toronto Maple Leafs have signed veteran centre Joe Thornton to a one-year contract at a league minimum $700,000. Thornton is coming off a one-year, $2 million contract he signed with the San Jose Sharks. To get him at that price is great value for a centreman who can still be very effective. Before signing […] The post Maple Leafs Sign Joe Thornton to 1-Year Deal appeared first on The Hockey Writers.       
Sportsnet.ca Oct 16, 2020
Patrick Marleau explains what Joe Thornton can bring to Maple Leafs

Patrick Marleau explains what Joe Thornton can bring to Maple Leafs

Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau were teammates on the San Jose Sharks and both signed late-career contracts with the Toronto Maple Leafs. The latter shared his thoughts on the former during an interview with Sportsnet 590 The Fan. The post NHL appeared first on Sportsnet.ca.

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