Joe Thornton RUMORS & NEWS

  • Sharks veterans Thornton, Marleau want to return

    San Jose Mercury News "Longtime forwards Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau indicated Monday that they would like to remain with the Sharks following the organization's first-ever run to the Stanley Cup Final. Both players are signed through next season but have the option to waive the no-movement clause in their..." June 14

  • Joe Thornton ignores fading Cup chance, predicts Shark attack

    Yahoo! Sports "Joe Thornton battled through 1,367 NHL regular-season games and 150 playoff games for the chance to finally play for the Stanley Cup. There’s a chance his opportunity ends on Thursday night in Game 5 against the Pittsburgh Penguins, who can hoist it with a win. If the Penguins fail to close..." June 09

  • Is Joe Thornton's beard slowing him down? Science has the answer

    Sporting News "The Sharks are down 3-1 to the Penguins in the Stanley Cup Final, but could Joe Thornton's luxurious beard be to blame? If you've ever wondered how much Thornton's rebellious bristles (shoutout to Herman Melville) weigh or what it's like to walk around with all that hair on your face or if it's..." June 07

  • Team Canada GM: Thornton among world's top 3 passers

    The Score "Joe Thornton may be 36 years old, but that doesn't mean he doesn't have something to offer Team Canada. The San Jose Sharks forward nabbed one of the final roster spots on Canada's World Cup of Hockey roster, and while he may be the oldest member of the team - by nearly four years - general..." June 05

  • Thornton, Marleau kicking off Cup quest in city where NHL careers began

    San Jose Mercury News "The trip to Pittsburgh for the Stanley Cup final takes Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau full circle to the 1997 draft, which was held at Pittsburgh's old Civic Arena. Thornton was the No. 1 overall pick, taken by the Boston Bruins. Marleau went No. 2 overall to the Sharks. The top two picks..." May 28

  • Joe Thornton should watch hockey, not play with kids, says Mike Milbury

    Sporting News "Joe Thornton has waited a long time to get to the Stanley Cup Final; 19 seasons, to be exact. So maybe he's earned the right to prepare for it as he darn well pleases. When asked after the Sharks secured their trip to the Final with a 5-2 win against the Blues on Wednesday, Thornton had this..." May 27

  • Joe Thornton on preferred Stanley Cup Final opponent: 'I'll play 'em both'

    The Score "Joe Thornton and his beard are going to the Stanley Cup Final. Say it out loud. And "Jumbo Joe" couldn't care less which team comes out of the Eastern Conference. "I'll play 'em both, if they want to dress 40 guys," Thornton said." May 26

  • Joe Thornton: ‘I know I’m a great player’

    Sportsnet "Joe Thornton is one of the best players of his generation. He’s a great player. You know it. I know. And Joe Thornton knows it. One of the best possession players and slick passers in the NHL today, Thornton had another great game on Thursday night as the Sharks took a 2-1 series lead with a..." May 20

  • Why the Sharks' Joe Thornton deserves some MVP consideration

    CBS Sports "When the NHL awards are handed out in Las Vegas at the end of the season, San Jose Sharks forward Joe Thornton is probably not going to take home the MVP award. OK, there is no “probably” about it. He is simply not going to win. And if past history is any indication, he probably will not..." March 19

  • Sharks' Thornton resumes place among NHL's best

    CSN Bay Area "Joe Thornton signed a contract extension with the Sharks a little more than two years ago, and what a two years it’s been. The veteran center was a part of one of the biggest playoff collapses in NHL history, when the Sharks blew a 3-0 first round lead to Los Angeles in 2014. He had the..." February 17

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