Thread: Value of: Joe Thornton
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04-14-2013, 07:31 AM
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Originally Posted by magic school bus View Post
I honestly can't imagine how much Thornton is worth with the trade market like this. He's a PPG two-way 1st line center and teams are falling over themselves to acquire spare parts.
Honestly... not as much as you'd think. Teams were giving up crazy prices at the deadline for depth players, but you look at the deal for Iginla, and there just wasn't the demand to generate "crazy" prices.

This offseason is going to see a lot of teams looking to clear cap space, and Thornton makes $7m. This thread was started by a Canucks fan... who proposed Jensen & Kassian, with no plan for actually making that cap space... that would be step 1.

When you consider the fact that he's 32 years old, there's very few teams with cap space, that will have the appetite to trade for him. You also have to consider what the Sharks want to do -- a full rebuild, or retool. If it's the former, they'll be best served waiting for the deadline.

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