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02-26-2013, 12:17 AM
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Originally Posted by TheJuxtaposer View Post
Thornton's "The Guy", he's always been "The Guy". Marleau's never been "The Guy" and doesn't want to be.
Thornton's "The Guy" because he's the best player on the team. Even if the Sharks drafted a guy like Taylor Hall, Thornton would still be the best player on the team for the first few seasons. Not to mention it'd be a bad idea to rush a guy into tough minutes right away (should mold him like Couture, sheltering him for the first few seasons).
When that "Taylor Hall" gets better, he could take over then and be the new "The Guy". By that time, Thornton would have declined enough and I doubt he'd mind not being the top-gun. No player in the league would think they are the best when they obviously aren't.

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