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Joe Thornton Re-Signs With Sharks

Joe Thornton has re-signed with the Sharks for the 2019-20 season.

Thornton, 40, had 16 goals and 35 assists in 73 games with the Sharks last season.

Insider Trading: June 25, 2014

June 25th edition of TSN’s Insider Trading:

- Bob McKenzie says things are heating up on the Jason Spezza trade front. He says there are four serious bidders: three from the West (including St. Louis and Anaheim) and one mystery team from the East. Further, he notes that Spezza can block a trade to Florida, Carolina, Columbus and the Islanders. He suggests the Sens would like to get the deal done prior to or at the draft, as they’d like a 2014 1st round pick to come back.

- Darren Dreger reports that Dave Bolland is asking for an 8 year contract at an annual salary of $4.9 million. The Leafs would like to get him for a 5 or 6 year deal, however.

- Dreger also says the Oilers are looking for some help at center and on defense and are dangling the #3 pick and Sam Gagner.

- McKenzie reports that Joe Thornton doesn’t appear to be going anywhere, despite that being what the Sharks likely would prefer. He suggests if Thornton did give the Sharks a list of teams to which he’d accept a trade, which he hasn’t done, it would likely include non-desirable trade targets for the Sharks: Los Angeles, Anaheim, Chicago, etc.

- McKenzie says Ryan Kesler has provided the Canucks with a six-team list (including Chicago and Anaheim) that he would accept a trade to. The Hawks and Ducks feel like they are the only bidders, so the offers aren’t where the Canucks would like.

- McKenzie also reports that the Canucks are players on the Panthers’ #1 overall pick. He says the Panthers have three legitimate offers for the top pick.

- Darren Dreger reports that eight teams have shown interest in Dan Boyle, the Maple Leafs being one of them. He says many of those teams will meet with Boyle’s representation tomorrow face-to-face.

Thornton and Marleau Will Remain in San Jose

Kevin Kurz of CSN tweeted that both Joe Thornton and Patrick Marleau will return to the San Jose Sharks this year, despite talk that they were both available for trade.

Both players have been important pieces of the team for many years and they are still productive. Trade rumors involving the two surfaced after a lackluster playoff series where the team blew a commanding 3-0 lead against the Los Angeles Kings.

Agent: Thornton Wants to Stay in San Jose

John Thornton, Joe Thornton’s brother and agent, reports that Jumbo Joe has no desire to leave San Jose:

San Jose is the only team on his list.

Thornton has a full NMC, which has kicked in already, so he’s in control of where he plays next season.

Will the Rangers Buyout Richards?

If you had asked this question earlier in the season, the answer was easy. Now the answer may have changed. According to Arthur Staple of Newsday, there are several factors that may see center Brad Richards stay with the New York Rangers.

He has a great relationship with Martin St.Louis and the two players understand each other. They provide strong leadership to the team. On the topic of leadership, Brad Richards fills the void left when Ryan Callahan was traded. Although Richard’s salary is a tad bloated, potential UFAs like Paul Stastny and Joe Thornton may not be able to provide the necessary leadership that the Rangers require.

The team will have to figure out their situation quickly as many other key players like Derick Brassard, Chris Kreider, and Mats Zuccarello are due for raises and the team is finding itself approaching ‘cap hell.’

 

Could Thornton or Marleau Leave San Jose?

After a disappointing playoffs, a trend that has been a frequent occurrence in San Jose, it is believed that GM Doug Wilson is looking to make big changes and these changes could be in the form of a trade that involves Joe Thornton or Patrick Marleau.

According to Kevin Kurz of csnbayarea.com, “General manager Doug Wilson has already indicated there will be some significant changes to the current roster, and while many believe that to mean Joe Thornton and/or Patrick Marleau will be leaving town, Wilson could very well opt to change his team’s look in the crease, too.”

He also believes that Ryan Miller would make a lot of sense if they were to trade Antti Niemi. “Maybe he needs a change of scenery, as he was unable to handle a push from Alex Stalock, who simply played better than Niemi in the second half of the season. Niemi never found that consistency he enjoyed in the shortened 2013 campaign, perhaps contemplating his security as the undisputed starter,” added Kurz.

Expect big changes to occur out of San Jose. Their management is tired of the lackluster results and it is time that they move on from a core that has become synonymous with losing.

  

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