Thread: Value of: Big Joe to Leafs
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05-15-2012, 10:02 PM
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Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
The jump is big, but the downgrade from an established top-10 two-way center in the league that loves this team and this area in addition to being our captain to a prospect that may become a good top-6 forward is an even bigger jump.

No worries on the pick number mistake, I don't have the draft order memorized either.
Joe Thornton is at this point a borderline top 10 center in the league and in the next couple of years there are many guys who could surpass him.

The days of teams giving up huge returns for guys 30+ is a thing of the past I think.

Getting a 5th overall pick is massive.

Any Thornton trade (I presume) would be followed by a Boyle trade, it would be an acknowledgment from the Sharks that they want to rebuild and go with a younger team moving forward.

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