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JOE THORNTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Sharks take away Thornton's captaincy

When the Sharks open training camp next month, Joe Thornton won't have the C on his jersey. Sharks coach Todd McLellan said Wednesday that the team will begin without a captain or assistants, part of the franchise's intent to change the locker room hierarchy following San Jose's epic playoff loss to the Los Angeles Kings after winning the first three games. That was...
Via Pro Sports Daily
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Thornton on losing captaincy: 'It's a big responsibility so it's a little strange when they take it away from you'

The San Jose Sharks announced on Wednesday that captain Joe Thornton and alternate captain Patrick Marleau (who was stripped of the captaincy in 2009) will come into training camp without letters on their jersey.  "We are going to have a fresh slate at training camp as far as leadership goes," Sharks head coach Todd McLellan told David Pollak of the San Jose Mercury News...
Via Hockey Fan Land
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Sharks strip Joe Thornton of captaincy, may not have told him about it

The San Jose Sharks have stripped Joe Thornton of his captaincy. While they were at it, they also stripped Patrick Marleau of the “A” on his uniform. The change is reportedly due to the fact the Sharks want to enter training camp with a clean slate. The club has tried to make it clear they are not stripping the players of their letter, but rather trying to start on a fresh page...
Via Puck Drunk Love
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: Sharks remove captain's 'C' from Joe Thornton's sweater

  Joe Thornton's captaincy appears to be over in San Jose. According to a report Wednesday by CSN Bay Area, Sharks general manager Doug Wilson and coach Todd McLellan confirmed they have stripped Thornton of his captaincy after four years of leading the team.  Wilson and McLellan said they are entering next month's training camp with no captain or alternative captains,...
Via Fox Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Joe Thornton No Longer Sharks Captain, San Jose To Enter Training Camp With No Captains

Joe Thornton is no longer the captain of the San Jose Sharks. Sharks general manager Doug Wilson and head coach Todd McLellan announced Wednesday that the team will not have a captain to begin training camp in September, along with zero alternate captains. And McLellan confirms #SJSharks will have no captain or assistants when training camp starts.— David Pollak (@PollakOnSharks...
Via NESN.com
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Joe Thornton No Longer Sharks Captain

Joe Thornton has been stripped of the “C” in San Jose. San Jose Sharks coach Todd McLellan confirmed to local media this afternoon that the team not have a captain or assistant captains when their training camp begins in a … Continue reading →The post Joe Thornton No Longer Sharks Captain appeared first on Committed Indians.
Via Committed Indians
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Top 5 Teams Joe Thornton Could Go To

#488461657 / gettyimages.com There is a pretty plausible rumor going around in the NHL world claiming that the San Jose Sharks will move their captain, Joe Thornton, before the end of the offseason. While “Jumbo Joe” does have a contract which features a no-trade-clause, the veteran center has stated he would be willing to waive that clause if he felt that he was no longer wanted...
Via Beyond The Benches
June 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Red Wings making calls about Joe Thornton

Could the Red Wings be contemplating adding Joe Thornton to the mix? It seems like that could be the case according to TSN  hockey insider Pierre Lebrun who says the Wings did in fact make a phone call to San Jose regarding the veteran forward. Joe Thornton has yet to tell the San Jose Sharks he wants to be moved somewhere. Right now, Thornton wants to stay in San Jose. Could...
Via The Majors Detroit
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Detroit Red Wings Rumors: Joe Thornton a Trade Possibility if He Waves No-Movement Clause?

Joe Thornton posted 76 points (65 on assists) last season, and the lockout-shortened season aside has not has topped the 70-point plateau every year in the past decade. He’s also been on the receiving end of consistent and well-documented playoff disappointments. Oh, and he may be one of the more hated foes among Detroit Red Wings fans. But … could he wind up in Hockeytown this...
Via The Detroit Sports Site
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

MacLean: Joe Thornton only wants to be traded to the Rangers

Stop me if you’ve heard this one before, an all-star caliber player may be traded and he only wants to be traded to the Rangers. Okay, so we’ve been down this road once or twice. According to Doug MacLean, Joe Thornton only wants to be traded to the Rangers. Thornton is the proud new owner of a NMC and pretty much can pick his destination. Now that MacLean has put this information...
Via Save By Richter
June 18, 2014  |  Discuss
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