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05-15-2012, 10:30 PM
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Originally Posted by UniverStalinGraduate View Post
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.
The reality is that the Sharks are a team that will put off rebuilding as much as possible. If you want to get Joe Thornton, you have to offer a sweetheart deal to move one of their best players and offer pieces that will help the team now. None of the pieces offered do that.

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