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Potential Offseason NHL Trades I: Joe Thornton to Philadelphia

Published by on May 10, 2009
Article Source: Bleacher Report - NHL

I would never trade Joe Thornton, but losing a first round playoff series after winning the President’s Trophy left a bitter taste in Sharks’ GM Doug Wilson’s mouth.

There is no doubt he was frustrated, and he did not shy away from showing it.

The worst thing about the experience is that Joe Thornton still has not acknowledged his feelings about losing the series. Not exactly an encouraging sign for the leader of the league’s best team.

The most important thing about trading Thornton, is that you want to maximize your return. Doug Wilson understands that he stole Thornton from the Bruins three years ago, and knows that he could make that trade even more one-sided if he is able to m...

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