Maple Leafs, others kick tires on Joe Thornton and his no-move clause
Summary of 2 articles · Updated Jun 7, 2014
The rest of the piece attempts to build some case, any case as to why Thornton would choose to waive his no-move clause at this point in his career. It should come as no surprise, then, that the Leafs are among at least six NHL teams who have kicked tires concerning Thornton’s availability. The Toronto Sun reports that the Toronto Maple Leafs have put their boots to the Goodyears on center Joe Thornton: But should a 35-year-old center really be the focus for the Leafs at this point? While he turns 35 on July 2, there still is gas left in Thornton’s tank, as evidenced by his 65 assists during the 2013-14 regular season, just three behind NHL leader Sidney Crosby. San Jose Sharks GM Doug Wilson put an “open for business” sign up when he criticized his star players’ performances in blowing a 3-0 lead on the Los Angeles Kings.