Thread: Value of: Joe Thornton
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11-07-2012, 09:28 PM
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Originally Posted by Sojourn View Post
I think that goes beyond any reasonable expectations, and basically asks for a lot more than Thornton would be worth at this stage in his career. It would be the equivalent of, say, Anaheim wanting a young 40 goal scorer for Teemu Selanne. Or, at least, a slightly younger than he is now Teemu. I don't care how important Teemu is to Anaheim, but wanting an equivalent player to him who is younger? Not going to happen.
Value isn't universal between teams. He's much more valuable to the Sharks than he is around the league. We don't expect any teams to be willing to give that up, that's just what it would take to pry him out of San Jose.

Thornton is barely a franchise player anymore. Who in their right mind would trade a younger, better player for an older, worse one.
Nobody... That's the point.

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