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06-17-2014, 06:26 PM
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Story on Thornton is that he doesn't elevate his game in the playoffs. The guy is a consistent point producer, and is usually a lock for generating 70 plus GF for the team (mostly in assists), but in recent years he's become a go-to defensive guy in addition to his offense.

He has some pretty impressive nerd stats. Good player, and one that shouldn't be thought of as a savior, but if he comes cheap, I'd pull the trigger on it. Big playmaking center that can create room and buy time and space is a rare rare commodity in the NHL.

He isn't the fastest skater however, and he isn't going to score a lot of goals, but this guy wins a lot of board battles and generates offense from it. Will probably want to be a Ranger too since it sounds like SJ wants a changing of the guards and he can play with his buddy Nash and not be a savior at this stage in his career.
How do you not rasie your game in the playoffs putting up 100 points in 132 games? How does he get that reputation?

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I do not condone trading our young pieces for Joe Thornton.

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How do you not rasie your game in the playoffs putting up 100 points in 132 games? How does he get that reputation?
I was thinking the same thing

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How do you not rasie your game in the playoffs putting up 100 points in 132 games? How does he get that reputation?
I suppose one could by putting up significantly more than 100/132 points in the regular season.

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I was thinking the same thing
I mean.. if he doesn't raise his game.. what the hell do our players do?

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I do not condone trading our young pieces for Joe Thornton.
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I'd take Thornton in a second depending on price. He and Stepan would be a sick 1-2.

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I'd take Thornton in a second depending on price. He and Stepan would be a sick 1-2.
It is a shame he re-signed with SJ, because if he was a UFA, he would be a great fit for our win now team. Unfortunately, I can't see the price to trade for him being palatable, especially with us lacking a 1st rounder for the next two years.

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What does San Jose need?... obviously its not forwards... I think they also just like Colorado need Defense, especially with losing Boyle.

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Staal is a match for San Jose.

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Staal is a match for San Jose.
Staal+Miller?

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Staal+Miller?
That could probably get ROR if he's moved.. I'd much rather him than Thornton.

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That could probably get ROR if he's moved.. I'd much rather him than Thornton.
Without a doubt.

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Kesler wants no part of AV and I want no part of Joe (Tee Time) Thornton. You think Nash blows on the big stage? Then take a look at Thornton in the playoffs and the Olympics. ROR or Stastny, I'm cool with either. Even with what a trade for ROR would take; I think he is a premium talent

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Staal+Miller?
Ugh, I couldn't bear moving Miller for a 35 year old center. Only reason I include him in the ROR deal is because ROR is still very young.

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06-17-2014, 06:39 PM
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I'd take Thornton in a second depending on price. He and Stepan would be a sick 1-2.
If the choice for one year, (that year being next year), is between Big Joe and ROR, I fully agree, depending upon the price.

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TBH I'd be happy with either ROR or Thornton

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How do you not rasie your game in the playoffs putting up 100 points in 132 games? How does he get that reputation?
His PPG in the regular season is a lot closer to 1... its more that he's had very few deep runs in the playoffs. For example, I think he's been in the conference finals just once.

For comparison's sake, Thornton's been in the league 15 years, and an elite player for 13-14 of those seasons.

In 15 years he's had a total of 132 career playoff games.

Derek Stepan has been in the league 4 years, and played a total of 61 playoff games.

So there is a little something to that reputation.

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We should sign this Callahan guy

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Kesler wants no part of AV and I want no part of Joe (Tee Time) Thornton. You think Nash blows on the big stage? Then take a look at Thornton in the playoffs and the Olympics. ROR or Stastny, I'm cool with either. Even with what a trade for ROR would take; I think he is a premium talent
What do you think a trade for ROR would take?

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I do like the idea of JT Miller/D.Moore takes the third center spot with Brassard taking the second. Need to find another 4th liner but not Thornton. Definitely buy out Richards and move on.

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Staal+Miller?
That's what I'd hope for if Joe is traded to the Rangers.

I know many of you don't want Thornton and that's understandable but it looks like he could be a good fit with you guys.

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If the Rangers trade Staal and Miller for Thornton it's time to find a ledge

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What do you think a trade for ROR would take?
Probably start with Staal. Big price but a deal I would do. Don't think it's Staal + Miller unless something else is coming back this way. Staal would be a real asset to Colorado.

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Probably start with Staal. Big price but a deal I would do. Don't think it's Staal + Miller unless something else is coming back this way. Staal would be a real asset to Colorado.
I feel like Staal/Brassard for ROR+ is something that could happen. Depends on what the Rangers really think of Miller, but the idea behind that is that moving Brassard with Staal is a cap saver in the now and in the future.

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