Thread: Value of: Big Joe to Leafs
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05-16-2012, 04:35 AM
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Grant
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I love Thornton just wish he was a few years younger

I don't see the leafs actually competing until we get all of LACK off the books, which is after 2 more seasons. In two more years I think Thornton will still be an effective and top 6 player, don't get me wrong on that, but at that time he will be 35, his contract will be up (I think we could resign him) but also at that age I think it would be best if he slid down to 2nd line and not be relied on as heavily. If we got him I believe he would be great with Kessel, he is exactly the kind of player we need. Unfortunately his best years left line up with when the leafs aren't ready in my opinion.

If only there was someone like him but 7 years younger available to the highest bidder.

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