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11-05-2012, 02:35 PM
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Originally Posted by UniversalRemonster View Post
The thing about Thornton is that he is a franchise player, so we can't really complain. Thornton is the reason why tickets sell out. Thornton is the reason why our ticket prices go up and we still sell out. Thornton jerseys have sold more then any other. Simply put, Thornton brings in MUCH more revenue with him as opposed to without him.

His number will CERTAINLY be up on the rafters.

We probably will never have a player like him unless Couture REALLY surprises us this decade.
They sold out before JT. The problem was the let down right around when Nolan left. They got it back after the visit to the WCF. Won't argue jerseys although it is a lot less revenue than some portray. He has garnered more playoff rounds (another revenue plus, bigger than jerseys) than the previous average.

There are a lot of "franchise" players who never sniff cups. IMO, an overused label (eg Nash).

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