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Toronto Maple Leafs signed Joe Thornton (1 Year / $700,000 AAV)

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Oct. 16, 2020 at 5:43 p.m.
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Quoting: aadoyle
Dermotts taking his QA as he has no arbitration rights, Mikheyev 1.5mill so all we need to do is send Sandin down.


Better hope so
Oct. 16, 2020 at 5:44 p.m.
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Damn, Leafs tryna win the 2011 Stanley Cup!?!?
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Oct. 16, 2020 at 5:46 p.m.
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Damn, Leafs tryna win the 2011 Stanley Cup!?!?


No no no that was vancouver vs. Boston and we all know how that turned out


The leafs were stuck in purgatory than as Shanahan didnt arrive yet.
Oct. 16, 2020 at 5:52 p.m.
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That’s why he left the sharks....


Yes.. thanks captain obvious, I wanted him to leave? Sucks he won’t win this year. hopefully he plays after.
Oct. 16, 2020 at 5:56 p.m.
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Toronto is about to have the slowest bottom 6 in the league


tears of joy
Oct. 16, 2020 at 5:57 p.m.
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Yes.. thanks captain obvious, I wanted him to leave? Sucks he won’t win this year. hopefully he plays after.


Maybe he will and maybe he won’t. You sound pretty torn up.
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Oct. 16, 2020 at 5:58 p.m.
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Quoting: Jamiepo
Maybe he will and maybe he won’t. You sound pretty torn up.


No I’m happy that he gets to play meaningful hockey and not be wasted away another year
Oct. 16, 2020 at 5:59 p.m.
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I hate this. Because I love Jumbo, and it breaks my heart that I have to see him in a Leafs’ jersey.
Oct. 16, 2020 at 6:12 p.m.
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Quoting: Claesson4Norris
Loser team signs loser player. Match made in heaven.


As in a player that loses or a bad person?
Oct. 16, 2020 at 6:15 p.m.
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As in a player that loses or a bad person?


As in a player who loses. By all accounts he's a lovely person.
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Oct. 16, 2020 at 6:16 p.m.
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Quoting: Claesson4Norris
As in a player who loses. By all accounts he's a lovely person.


I thought so...like I agree about the team but Thornton's a great guy it seems
Oct. 16, 2020 at 6:21 p.m.
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Why?
Oct. 16, 2020 at 6:21 p.m.
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As a long time sharks fan this is a sigh of relief. His speed has diminished greatly and while still talented, he’s lost too many gears to compete where he once did. In limited 4th line mins he should be fine.

I was one of the few who didn’t want him re-signed but it really is time to pass the torch in the Tank...
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Oct. 16, 2020 at 6:31 p.m.
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Wow! I didn't think the reports were true...
Oct. 16, 2020 at 6:37 p.m.
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Pain.
Oct. 16, 2020 at 6:42 p.m.
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I think it was a little over 3 years ago when Lou signed Marleau. That was crazy weird. This was little more predictable, imo. Nonetheless, watching Jumbo take the ice in a Leafs sweater will be a shock. I mean, he's been a Shark for almost as long as I've been watching hockey! Good luck to him chasing the elusive Cup.
Oct. 16, 2020 at 6:42 p.m.
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Leafs management keep talking about having more experience and leadership in the dressing room.

How about they take their own advice and get some in the front office!
Oct. 16, 2020 at 6:45 p.m.
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How many cups do the Sens have again?


As many as the Leafs have without a six team league
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Oct. 16, 2020 at 6:46 p.m.
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I clicked no for joe Thornton, not the maple leafs
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Oct. 16, 2020 at 6:50 p.m.
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well....spezza and Thornton are the same thing...don't see the point...signing old guys that have never won doesn't bring you any closer unless than can play...
Oct. 16, 2020 at 6:50 p.m.
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It's obviously hard not to love this deal as a hockey fan. Everyone loves Jumbo and wishes him the best of luck, but I just don't see this working out well for the Leafs. He's not gonna get nearly as much time on the PP as he did in SJ. 3 of his 7G last season were scored on the PP. He's gonna be playing with a bottom six group where everyone, including him, is making around league minimum (Kerfoot could be the lone exception). They're gonna struggle defensively, but they'll be a treat to watch. I cant wait!
Oct. 16, 2020 at 6:50 p.m.
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Quoting: aadoyle


The leafs were stuck in purgatory than as Shanahan didnt arrive yet.


the leafs have been there since 1967...
Oct. 16, 2020 at 6:51 p.m.
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torontos finest
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Quoting: Pens3lieve
the leafs have been there since 1967...


mensa avatar, everyone
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Oct. 16, 2020 at 7:02 p.m.
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I like turtles and Jumbo Joe is a GOAT. A true and pure turtle through and through.
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Oct. 16, 2020 at 7:05 p.m.
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Quoting: Jexus
As a long time sharks fan this is a sigh of relief. His speed has diminished greatly and while still talented, he’s lost too many gears to compete where he once did. In limited 4th line mins he should be fine.

I was one of the few who didn’t want him re-signed but it really is time to pass the torch in the Tank...


Good thing you mentioned that his speed is slowing down. Last thing the Leafs need is speed. Always welcomed, but we have enough. Makes this signing even better
 
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