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02-26-2013, 12:32 AM
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Originally Posted by WTFetus View Post
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.
Understand that the odds are slim that a Taylor Hall-like player (which we would have to t-aaaaaank to get) can even have the impact that Thornton has.

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