Confirmed Signing with Link: [TOR] Joe Thornton signs with the Maple Leafs (1 year, $700K) Part 2

Discussion in 'Trade Rumors and Free Agent Talk' started by BHD, Oct 17, 2020.

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  1. The90 Registered User

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    I see you’re splitting straws. But is it not a good thing to have multiple and different types of leaders? Pretty sure every good team has those.

    pretty evident Tavares is a lead by example and Thornton is a more vocal leader
     
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    Jumbo Joe always struck me a passive aggressive guy I bet he’s not as vocal in the room as you think and the teams he’s lead never really done too much
     
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    I think he is more of a supporter in the lockeroom, making fun and having everybody in a good mood.
    But when things went downhill and someone had to step up, i think Joe Pavelski was the vocal leader.
     
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    You are wrong
     
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    Funny, the quotes from players who have actually been in the locker room with him say just the opposite.
     
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    No Simmonds will not be on line 1.

    Hyman Matthews Marner

    Mikeyhev Tavares Nylander

    Robertson Kerfoot/Thornton Kerfoot/Thornton

    Vesey Spezza Simmonds.

    Only question is does Thornton play wing or center? because both he and Kerfoot can play both
     
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    yeah exactly that good way of putting it
     
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    his on ice stature says different especially when things got tough probably why Boston traded him
     
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    I gotta say that I think its a little wishful thinking on joes part. I think the leafs still have to prove a lot to get to that legit contender status. They haven't gotten out of the first round in forever and if it wasn't for their epic status as a hockey team they wouldn't get nearly the attention they do otherwise. Their big guns need to step up when things matter. Until they do are pretty overrated when things truly matter. This was a decent offseason I think and I think they improved their team this offseason but im still not convinced it will really make a huge difference. Have to prove it first.
     
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    Whose 5 kids are Matthews and Thornton posing with?
     
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    Rumour has it that Sundin is available.....
     
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    Yeah, your interpretation of his on-ice stature is probably a lot more accurate than the many quotes from his teammates about his locker room presence.

    Gotta love the internet. Everyone is an expert.....

    “He’s one of the funniest guys I’ve ever played with.” That big personality makes him a pillar of the team, whether he wears the “C” on his sweater or not. “He’s kind of a clown around the locker room, but when it’s time to be serious, he’s the guy we lean on,” says defenceman Marc-Édouard Vlasic. “He’s a great leader, a great friend.”

    “Joe does on the outside look like he’s a jolly, happy guy all the time,” center Scott Nichol said. “But you know what? I think this year he’s been very outspoken and puts a lot of peer pressure on guys. I think that’s what we need.”

    “He doesn’t care,” Hedican said of Thornton. “Joe Thornton wants to win a Cup. It’s the only thing on his mind. Joe is still the alpha male and leader in the locker room, and Pavelski is the frontman of the band. It’s been fun to see his leadership come to the forefront this year.
     
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    The Leafs roster has everything it needs to win a cup suggesting otherwise is ridiculous
     
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    Yeah - your post is definitely more ridiculous. :nod:
     
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    Think those are Marleau's kids.
     
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    Tampa literally got laughed out of the building at the NHL awards after being swept by Columbus, they then won a cup less than 15 months later.

    I see no reason the Leafs can't do it with the talent they have
     
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    Maybe - but the other guy posted that they have to prove that they became a stronger team for the upcoming season which you said was ridiculous.
     
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    a washed up Joe Thornton is exactly what the Leafs needed
     
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    Every fan base except the Leafs: Leafs make everything about them!

    Those same people: here’s my thesis on why this Leafs depth signing is bad.
     
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    Same people also had a thesis ready for why Dubas letting Thornton get away is going to close their window and make Matthews leave.
     
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    No.
     
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    I think the point is that Thornton, Spezza and Simmonds were much more effective players 7 years ago. Now, they have reduced roles. They are not expected to carry a team anymore. They are more complimentary players at this point.
     
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    Well, they still aren’t tough enough in my opinion. It’s one of the reasons they have struggled in the playoffs. I get being happy with the roster, but to me the real question is not the regular season, it’s the playoffs. They haven’t yet won a playoff series with Matthews and company. They need to climb that hurdle first.

    You can talk about winning the cup all you want, hey we’ve heard Leafs fans talk cups for a long time, but it hasn’t happened in over 50 years. To me, they won’t get it done in the playoffs until they are harder to play against. I don’t think adding Simmonds magically fixes all of that.
     
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