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Steve Palumbo
San Jose Sharks
Location: Orange, CA
Joined: 02.11.2009

May 29 @ 11:54 PM ET
Steve Palumbo: Joe Thornton will be one of the best to never hoist the Stanley Cup
ChonDerry
Location: Edmonton, AB
Joined: 04.06.2016

May 30 @ 1:32 AM ET
Then you have Andre "Red Light" Racicot who has a Cup










piggybacked completely off of Patrick Roy in 1993, but still.
wolfhounds
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: dicky seamus, PA
Joined: 06.02.2009

May 30 @ 1:36 AM ET
One more season, Joe!
drew18
New Jersey Devils
Location: Places in the
Joined: 02.27.2015

May 30 @ 7:06 AM ET
I could see Joe pulling a Mike Fisher, start the season late and get some extra rest in. However, he cannot sign with SJ, they are not winning a Cup.
jmatchett383
Philadelphia Flyers
Location: Mantua, NJ
Joined: 03.09.2010

May 30 @ 9:23 AM ET
Steve Palumbo: Joe Thornton will be one of the best to never hoist the Stanley Cup
- Steve Palumbo


He'll never be as as great as two-time Stanley Cup winner Craig Adams or 4-time Cup winners Kirk Maltby and Kris Draper.
Blackstrom2
Washington Capitals
Location: richmond, VA
Joined: 10.11.2010

May 30 @ 10:10 AM ET
the Marcel Dionne effect.
Leniwm1
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Joined: 02.24.2015

May 30 @ 10:18 AM ET
It does suck for him, but he was SO LOYAL to the Sharks, he could have went elsewhere multiple times and wanted to win with that crew.

He is a great example for everyone to follow especially the youngsters in the nhl.

This doesnt tarnish his legacy at all.
WaterVsAnchor
San Jose Sharks
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Joined: 08.21.2009

May 30 @ 10:54 AM ET
Winning the Cup is a team effort. Thornton has still had an amazing career - just couldn't get over that hump. He also likely could have won a Cup with another team, but decided to stay loyal to SJ. Still hoping he decides to give it one more season - he was great as the 3C
RoloTahmasee
Joined: 07.24.2009

May 30 @ 11:50 AM ET
Poor Leader

Got stripped of his captaincy and STAYED...

That’s like watching your neighbour bang your wife and not only staying with her, but not moving either

He is the hockey version of a cuck
cnatch
Detroit Red Wings
Location: ON
Joined: 07.02.2018

May 30 @ 12:53 PM ET
It does suck for him, but he was SO LOYAL to the Sharks, he could have went elsewhere multiple times and wanted to win with that crew.

He is a great example for everyone to follow especially the youngsters in the nhl.

This doesnt tarnish his legacy at all.

- Leniwm1


There was that classic Joe summer in St Thomas where he beat up that cop. That could tarnish his legacy.
JKSoule
Joined: 04.22.2015

May 30 @ 1:26 PM ET
Joe Thornton does not belong in the Hall of Fame.. he’s too busy enjoying summer! One of the greatest losers!
Izzo
Tampa Bay Lightning
Location: Tampa, FL
Joined: 12.20.2018

May 30 @ 2:26 PM ET
JKSoule does not belong in the Hall of Fame.. he’s too busy enjoying summer! One of the greatest losers!
- JKSoule


fixed.
forbetterorWORSE
Ottawa Senators
Location: Riverview, NB
Joined: 06.12.2009

May 30 @ 2:39 PM ET
fixed.
- Izzo

Team_Teal
San Jose Sharks
Location: Benicia, CA
Joined: 04.15.2011

May 30 @ 3:39 PM ET
Poor Leader

Got stripped of his captaincy and STAYED...

That’s like watching your neighbour bang your wife and not only staying with her, but not moving either

He is the hockey version of a cuck

- RoloTahmasee


Says the keyboard jockey who hides behind anonymity & will never accomplish anything close to what Thornton has.

Im sure every man in the SJ locker room as well as the front office would disagree 150% with your “poor leader” remarks.

As for the “cuck” thing, sounds like you’re the resident expert on the subject...& please don’t drag us down into your personal hell...
K-man25
Calgary Flames
Location: Leafs Losers Even After Fifty-one Seasons
Joined: 09.02.2014

May 30 @ 4:09 PM ET
Well he's no Jerome Iginla
RoloTahmasee
Joined: 07.24.2009

May 30 @ 6:07 PM ET
Says the keyboard jockey who hides behind anonymity & will never accomplish anything close to what Thornton has.

Im sure every man in the SJ locker room as well as the front office would disagree 150% with your “poor leader” remarks.

As for the “cuck” thing, sounds like you’re the resident expert on the subject...& please don’t drag us down into your personal hell...

- Team_Teal


What has he accomplished?

Being pretty okay at Hockey?

The standards some people have for their heroes. Some people must just like licking boots...
Team_Teal
San Jose Sharks
Location: Benicia, CA
Joined: 04.15.2011

May 30 @ 6:12 PM ET
What has he accomplished?

Being pretty okay at Hockey?

The standards some people have for their heroes. Some people must just like licking boots...

- RoloTahmasee


New to the sport are you?

Read up on the subject, otherwise you just look like a troll...
Blackstrom2
Washington Capitals
Location: richmond, VA
Joined: 10.11.2010

May 30 @ 9:54 PM ET
Poor Leader

Got stripped of his captaincy and STAYED...

That’s like watching your neighbour bang your wife and not only staying with her, but not moving either

He is the hockey version of a cuck

- RoloTahmasee



(frank), you're stupid.
Sven22
Detroit Red Wings
Location: Grand Rapids, MI
Joined: 12.24.2007

May 31 @ 4:00 PM ET
14th all time in career NHL scoring. Top 5 in NHL scoring 5 times, including once at age 23 and once at age 36. Top 10 in assists for 12 out of 13 consecutive seasons. One-time first-team all-star and three-time second-team all-star (at center, by far the most competitive position).

No he's not Gretzky or Lemieux, but anyone who is at least trying to be objective would have to concede that Thornton is easily a Hall of Famer, and in fact his resume is better than average even among players who are already there.

As for not being a "winner" -- give me a break. Hockey is a team game; not every great player gets a championship. And it seems to me that people throw out the "never won a Cup" argument extremely arbitrarily, only for players they happen to have a personal grudge against for one ridiculous reason or another.

Does anyone out there, for example, really believe that Ray Bourque would be any less Hall-worthy or any less of leader if he had stayed in Boston instead of going to Colorado to win his Cup? It's not like he didn't have chances in Boston either -- during Bourque's time there (1979-1999) the Bruins were third overall in regular season wins (behind Philadelphia and Montreal), third overall in playoff games played (behind Edmonton and Montreal), won two President's trophies and made two Stanley Cup finals.

You also have to consider that star players are distributed much more widely among a greater number of teams in today's NHL. It was a lot easier to win a Cup in a six team league, and it was a lot easier to accumulate all of the league's top stars in one spot during the pre-cap era.

If the NHL continues to be a 30+ team, hard salary cap league for the foreseeable future, it's going to become more and more common for HoF-caliber players to play 20+ seasons without winning.
RoloTahmasee
Joined: 07.24.2009

Jun 1 @ 11:54 AM ET
14th all time in career NHL scoring. Top 5 in NHL scoring 5 times, including once at age 23 and once at age 36. Top 10 in assists for 12 out of 13 consecutive seasons. One-time first-team all-star and three-time second-team all-star (at center, by far the most competitive position).

No he's not Gretzky or Lemieux, but anyone who is at least trying to be objective would have to concede that Thornton is easily a Hall of Famer, and in fact his resume is better than average even among players who are already there.

As for not being a "winner" -- give me a break. Hockey is a team game; not every great player gets a championship. And it seems to me that people throw out the "never won a Cup" argument extremely arbitrarily, only for players they happen to have a personal grudge against for one ridiculous reason or another.

Does anyone out there, for example, really believe that Ray Bourque would be any less Hall-worthy or any less of leader if he had stayed in Boston instead of going to Colorado to win his Cup? It's not like he didn't have chances in Boston either -- during Bourque's time there (1979-1999) the Bruins were third overall in regular season wins (behind Philadelphia and Montreal), third overall in playoff games played (behind Edmonton and Montreal), won two President's trophies and made two Stanley Cup finals.

You also have to consider that star players are distributed much more widely among a greater number of teams in today's NHL. It was a lot easier to win a Cup in a six team league, and it was a lot easier to accumulate all of the league's top stars in one spot during the pre-cap era.

If the NHL continues to be a 30+ team, hard salary cap league for the foreseeable future, it's going to become more and more common for HoF-caliber players to play 20+ seasons without winning.

- Sven22


Joe Thornton is the Carmelo Anthony of the NHL....